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Certificate IV in Work Health Safety

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Safety Training (RTO 21897)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

As the workforce has evolved over time, with more freelancers, contractors and an increasing number of employees working from home, WHS laws have also had to evolve. If you're looking for up-to-date and relevant information about how to ensure your company is WHS compliant, then this is the course for you.

Offered online by Open Colleges, the Certificate IV in Work Health Safety program will train you in the latest WHS legislation, and show you how to assist with and contribute to the implementation of WHS management systems and processes. You will also learn how to respond to incidents, ensure workplace emergency prevention protocols are in place, and continually monitor your workplace for hazards and risks. The course is the perfect way for professionals to upskill, or transition into a new speciality.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply! You must be over 18 years of age, however.

Areas of study

In this WHS course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Assist with responding to incidents
  • Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Make a presentation
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Work Health Safety (BSB41415) from Integrated Safety Training. The skills and knowledge gained during this WHS program will help you take on more responsibility in the workplace, and open up new career opportunities.

Curious about where a career in WHS could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • WHS Officer
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer
  • Safety Advisor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $70.83 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,120 upfront and save 20%

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