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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Online
Online: 12 months
On campus: 6 months
Starting Date:
Online: Ongoing enrolments
On campus: 08/02/2022 and 19/07/2022
Online, Yallourn
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Course Overview

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. If you are interested in building your knowledge in this vital area or pursuing an exciting career as a Safety Advisor, WHS assessor, WHS Officer or WHS Supervisor, this is the course for you!

Key subjects covered in this course are; 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.

The qualification is designed to give participants practical knowledge and skills  to help improve safety in the workplace.

The course is delivered online over 12 months with 2 webinars per week, or you can study on campus 2 day per week at our Yallourn campus.

The webinars facilitate learning with online discussions, demonstrations, questions and project support. All the webinars are recorded so that students can watch at a later time if they miss the scheduled sessions.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Online: Monday and Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online webinars that are recorded so that students with work commitments can listen to them at a later time. If students cannot attend the webinars, they must watch them prior to attempting their assessment. Timetabled drop in session   every week on Thursday 6-7 pm for assistance with course material and assessments.

On campus: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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

BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Covid–19 Vaccination
All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with TAFE Gippsland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Exceptions apply for valid medical reasons and students studying secondary school subjects.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
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
BSBCMM411 Make Presentations


Observation and Questioning, Tests and Quizzes, Presentations and  Projects