Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role that may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. The qualification 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.

Please select a study mode from the list below.

On campus

The qualification is delivered through a combination of online and workplace or classroom based training and delivery.

You will be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who can provide you support over the phone or by email or face-to-face as required.

Start Date

Please see our Intake Dates page to see upcoming dates for enrolment into this course.


Pricing varies depending on the state you are taking the course in. Please see our Payment Schedule, or fill in an Eligibility Check for any government funding that may be available to you.

Payment plans are also available for some courses.


All assessments are competency based. You will be assessed against each unit of competency as well as the full qualification. The type of assessment tasks may include: Practical demonstration, Knowledge based test, Portfolio of evidence, Case studies, Research projects, Oral questioning.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered by Everthought Education Perth.

RTO Code: 51681


What will you learn?

There is 5 compulsory (core) and 5 elective units, which can be selected from a wide range of WHS and related units. A sample course structure would be as follows:

Core Units

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

Elective Units

BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

Recognition of skills

This course can be taken through the process of Skills Recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Recognition of Current Competencies) gives those people with the relevant experience the opportunity to gain formal recognition for their competencies (skills and knowledge) gained through life, work and study, regardless of where, when and how they were achieved.
Participants are responsible for gathering evidence that will show they have the required competencies to the standard set out by the industry in the National Competency Standards.


Career opportunities include employment as a:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator

    Occupational Health and Safety Officer

    Completion of this qualification is a pathway to study the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

    Human Resources Assistant

    Payroll Officer

    Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer

    Occupational Health and Safety Technician

    WorkCover Inspector

After successful completion of this course you may continue your studies by enrolling in:

  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Course Recognition

The qualification is delivered through blended as a traineeship or fee for service. You will be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who can provide you support. This can be done face to face, over the phone or by email as discussed prior to commencement.
During the enrolment process, students will go through their training and assessment arrangements in detail, including what units are most suitable to your needs and what support strategies will help you complete your qualification.

Entry Requirements

A reasonable level of language, literacy and numeracy skills are required to comprehend legislation and documentation.

Enquiries and Enrolments

If you have any questions regarding the course, or would like to enrol please fill in the eligibility check form on the right hand side of the page.