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Course Duration:
1 year
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
16/07/2024 Off campus Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm

About this course

Our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safe is designed to give you the practical knowledge and skills to help improve safety in your workplace.
Delivered via webinar over a 12-month period, you'll participate in online discussions and demonstrations, Q&A sessions and receive project support when you need it.
Miss something? No problem! All the webinars are recorded so you can watch at a later time.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills designed to help improve safety in your workplace.
Key subjects covered in this course include effective risk management, application of relevant WHS/OHS regulations and legislative framework, contribution to WHS/OHS consultation within the workplace, incident and emergency response, contractor compliance, rehabilitation and return to work.
Learn how to help improve safety in your workplace with this flexible, online course.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to work within an organisation as a Safety Advisor, WHS assessor, WHS Officer or WHS Supervisor.

Opportunities for Further Study

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a pathway to the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety (not offered at TAFE Gippsland).

Skills or Knowledge gained

On successful completion of the course learners will be able to provide WHS advice in accordance with current legislation. Learners will gain the skills to facilitate effective WHS consultation and outcomes for their organisation. Students will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to help reduced risk profile of any organisation and assist others with the return to work process.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:


Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $386.40 $1,932.00 $5,152.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $386.40 $1,932.00 $5,152.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

BSBCMM411 Make presentations
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.