National code: BSB41419

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Safety Inspector

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.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    90%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,700 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    48 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,090

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    20% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Stable

Other jobs include: Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health and Safety Coordinator and Safety Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Contribute to WHS risk management BSBWHS414

  • Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws BSBWHS412

  • Contribute to implementing WHS management systems BSBWHS415

  • Contribute to workplace incident response BSBWHS416

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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