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Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety Course


Cert IV WHS Course Objectives

This Qualification may be suitable for experienced personnel within the mining and oil and gas industry with a background in site supervision and those who are fulfilling Safety Coordinator roles within their organisation and wish to complete the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

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.

The qualification is one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the industry.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in-class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



To develop a positive safety culture in your business, you need to show strong safety leadership.

Safety leadership is influencing others to adopt health and safety as an important work goal. Through leading by example in the workplace, team leaders and managers can:

  • Help build workers’ safety knowledge and motivation
  • Increase compliance with safety rules
  • Encourage proactive safety behaviours.

The Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety course is also focused on supervisors and team leaders who work in the mining industry in Western Australian. The units covered meet the WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

Supervision is a fundamental safety function applicable within all levels of an organisation. It complements the provision of information, instruction and training, and influences how well organisations achieve their safety and health objectives. In addition, effective supervision sets and maintains high standards of performance and the physical aspects of the work environment, and is critical to achieving and maintaining the desired safety culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and skills to manage injury risk
  • A method to clearly and effectively communicate risk, and
  • A feedback system to assess and respond to performance
  • Use OHS laws and regulations for  evidence to support  workplace OHS requirements;
  • Collect, analysis and present OHS data;
  • Identify hazards  and  assess  risks  on  domestic  and  commercial  building  sites  and  establish  appropriate  control measures for  these hazards;
  • Consult with management, subcontractors and workers  on OHS concerns;
  • Contribute to effective communication of OHS information, techniques and procedures  to other team members;
  • Demonstrate leadership when addressing OHS issues  in the workplace;
  • Assist and ensure workplace emergencies are responded to effectively;
  • Develop technical documents; and
  • Contribute and apply to implementing mine WHS management systems.

Designed For

Those with a good understanding of safety management; or those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of safety and risk management in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal qualifications.

This qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake job roles such as Safety Supervisors within the minerals industry. This also relates to experienced OSH Supervisors or Representatives with qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; who may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Committee Member
  • Work Cover Trainer and Assessor


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, or
  • BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, or
  • Other Leadership or relevant qualifications.


  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification
  • Recommended to have completed BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety, or Safety Representatives Course

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

Participants may also enrol and complete this course wholey online.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

How Is The Course Delivered?

An initial 5 days of classroom attendance is required to commence the course each with 8 hours of face to face delivery; this is for those who are not seeking to RPL any units of competency; this is to deliver the initial course content. To complete the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety course, you are required to complete written assessments and other small activities for homework. Homework may be completed and submitted post-course at your own pace.

Nominal training hours for this qualification level is equal to 100 hours, which is broken down into 40 hours of supervised instruction and 60 hours of unsupervised activities.

A training and assessment plan may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face to face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much-needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from wherever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.


Course Outline

10 units must be completed (5 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units

  • 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

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Contact us to discuss any changes to the training delivery of units.



To achieve a nationally-recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in the Work Health and Safety space or related fields. If you have over 1 years experience fulfilling an OHS supervisory role, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessors. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).


Course Fees

Fee for service – Normally $1,800, but for a limited time $1,600 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $1,200 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $250 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new safety career so we have made available ZipPay payment plans to enable a swift start! Contact us today to find out how to apply for ZipPay.

Secure My Place In The Course Now

Option 1 – Secure My Place for $1,600 (normally $1,800) – ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

*We will contact you in the next 1-2 business days to help you get started with your investment and training.

Option 2 – Payment plan using Zip Pay – either Zip Pay the full amount or the remainder after the $500 non-refundable deposit

Cancellation policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

See our policies on cancellation of courses and the fees incurred.

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