Course Description

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed to give you practical knowledge and skills to enable the provision of valid and timely WHS advice and to assist with improving safety in the workplace.

What is Work Health and Safety?

National Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws have been developed to replace the existing state-based Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws. In Australia, the workplace is governed by national regulations which provide protection and consistency to workers.

The changing nature of Australian workplaces

The nature of work has changed over the years and job roles and places where work is done have become much more diverse. Working from home is now more common, as is the employment of freelancers, contractors and volunteers. The national WHS laws and the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety have been developed to reflect these changes.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Safety Training.

Potential career outcomes

  • Line Management Roles - WHS responsibilities
  • Work Health and Safety Advisor
  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Facilitator