OHS Courses | WHS Courses | Work Health and Safety Courses

Wanting to start a career in workplace health and safety (WHS)?  Then why not study one of Inspire Education leading occupational health and safety (OHS) courses online, or face to face?

The truth is workplace safety saves lives – and completing a nationally recognised WHS course with us is a great way to open up an excellent range of new employment prospects that pay well.

As one of Australia’s leading occupational health and safety training institutes, we train literally thousands of safety officers and professionals throughout Australia every year wanting to enter the WHS industry.

Our safety officer courses are offered right across Australia, with a variety of study options. You can study your OHS course online, through a virtual classroom, or by attending WHS face to face training in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth regularly throughout the year.

Our WHS courses that are delivered online give you the opportunity to start your safety training right away and complete your course as fast as you would like.

By studying through Inspire, you will be receiving world-class OHS training in Australia’s leading workplace health and safety courses and qualifications.  Develop effective WHS risk management and WHS consultation skills, and advance your career in the safety industry!

Choose from our range of Australia’s most popular and sought-after WHS courses and qualifications below, including both Certificate IV and Diploma occupational health and safety qualifications.

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Our Two Most Popular OHS/WHS Courses:

Australia's most popular workplace health and safety course

BSB41419 | Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Becoming properly qualified with the latest Work Health and Safety (WHS) qualification is a great way to pursue careers in safety, such as safety officerhealth and safety representative, or WHS coordinator.

Our online WHS courses offer an immediate start – or you can enrol in a virtual classroom or face to face.

Learn advanced skills with this Diploma of Workplace Health and Safety course

BSB51319 | Diploma of Work Health and Safety

This diploma course is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian work health and safety qualification, ideal to help you take on more senior work health and safety roles, such as a work health and safety manager, safety advisor, or safety inspector.

*Enrolments for the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety course has closed as it has been superseded by the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of jobs can people completing workplace health and safety courses normally pursue?

Holding a qualification in OHS is the minimum standard to work in many types of WHS services in Australia.

You can typically apply for the following WHS jobs:

  • Occupational Health And Safety Officer
  • Safety Compliance Officer
  • Work Health And Safety Representative
  • WHS Officer
  • HSE Manager
  • WHS Consultant
  • WHS Coordinator

What main skills will I learn when I complete a course in occupational health and safety?

Taking WHS courses will help you gain a broad range of skills relating to work health and safety to equip you for a range of OHS-related roles. You will learn how to assist workplace compliance with WHS laws and manage WHS compliance of contractors.

You will also learn how to lead initial responses to WHS incidents; contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of WHS management systems; lead the development and use of risk management tools; manage WHS hazards, consultation, and participation processes, and more!


How long will it take me to complete these workplace health and safety courses?

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety – You have a total of up to 690 expected study hours for this WHS course, depending on your existing skills and knowledge.  Click here to get more info on the course page.

Diploma of Work Health and Safety – This diploma in WHS course has an expected study time of 1,080 hours, depending on your existing skills and knowledge.  Click here to get more info on the course page.

What evidence can I submit if I want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for a course in WHS?

If you wish to apply RPL for qualifications in work health and safety, the examples of acceptable evidences are the following:

  1. Course transcripts, statement of attainment, and certificates
  2. References and documentation of your previous work responsibilities
  3. Work samples

To apply, simply indicate on your enrolment form that you wish to receive RPL. An RPL Assessor will contact you to check your eligibility for each unit and explain what you need to submit. The amount of RPL you receive will depend on the evidence you provide and any remaining assessment can be completed through gap training.


Is vocational (work) placement required, and where should I get a placement?

No, vocational (work) placement is not required for WHS courses – and you can complete the majority of this course online if you choose to.

Become a Work Health and Safety Officer

I have recently completed Cert IV Workplace, Health and Safety with Inspire Education.
This training has provided me with further knowledge for role as a Safety Leader at a manufacturing site.
All the course material and webinars were easy to navigate and provided all the information needed to completed assessments.
I highly recommend Inspire Education, the support and assistance provided was excellent. Any query i had was addressed in time that exceeded my expectations.

Natasha Cantwell – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
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