Course Description

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. It reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.


This qualification is designed by industry and built specifically to give specialised skills and knowledge in areas including assisting with responding to incidents, contribution to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation, and participation processes and assist with compliance with WHS laws. It also serves as very desirable value add to any regular job role to someone looking to get ahead in their career.


This mid-level qualification will give specialised skills to seek work as a safety inspector, WHS practitioner, human resources assistant, and WHS coordinator/ officer/ supervisor.


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Skills Developed

  • Identify workplace health and safety hazards, assess and control risks
  • Ensure compliance with current legislation and consult on WHS issues
  • Implement and support the WHS management system
  • Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues
  • Assist with implementation and delivery of WHS legislative requirements
  • Assist with monitoring workplace compliance
  • Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals
  • Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk-assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards
  • Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Improving the safety and well-being of people in any size or type of workplace



How long does it take?

The Cert IV in Work Health & Safety can be introduced in a 5-day face-to-face class. There is a 12 month window to complete outstanding assessments. We are confident in giving a half day overview and introduction to each unit over the 5 days, and the assessments can then be finished in your own time if necessary.



How much does it cost?

Under the WorkReady initiative, the cost for the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety is only $250. If you are a concession holder, it is only $200.


If you are looking to book your place online and are a concession holder, the extra $50 will be returned to you upon proof of your concession.



How can I book a place in this course?

Your first step is to ensure you meet eligibility criteria. Take a look at the eligibility section just below!


If you meet the eligibility requirements, and don’t have any more questions for us, you can use our integrated payment system at the top right-hand-side of this page, pay for the course and secure your spot!


Alternatively, if you have some more questions regarding this course, you can fill out the enquiry form below and one of our lovely team members will get back to you as soon as possible.




How do I know if I am eligible for WorkReady funding?

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.


You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of an eligible visa (see Temporary visa types eligible for government subsidised training below).


You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled in a school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.


Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.


Useful Links

Check out our ‘All About WorkReady Funding’ page here:


Check the Skills & Employment SA website for more information regarding eligibility here:


BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents


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