Are you passionate about ensuring a safe workplace? Designed by industry professionals, this qualification equips you with a broad range of practical knowledge and skills in the work health and safety industry. You’ll feel confident to assess risks and keep your workmates safe.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assist with responding to incidents
Contribute to WHS hazard identification
Assess and control risks
Run rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
Assist with compliance with current WHS regulations
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Conduct a review of existing WHS consultation processes and present findings to staff members
Conduct a workplace inspection and report on hazards and risks identified
Develop strategies to resolve WHS issues and risks
Develop a return to work plan for an injured worker
Research, analyse and interpret workplace WHS policies in relation to state and federal legislation
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the work health and safety industry
The ability to motive yourself and others
The ability to research, evaluate and present a range of complex tasks
Efficient organisational and time management skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.
Other jobs include: Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health and Safety Coordinator and Safety Health and Wellbeing Advisor
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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