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Expand your skills or begin a career path in work health and safety

When you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS), you will be armed with the tools you need to implement effective WHS procedures in the workplace.

This qualification is suitable for people working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace.

Skills and knowledge covered in this qualification applies to individuals working in a WHS role providing a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

You will gain an understanding of WHS management systems and risk management, workplace incident response, implementing continuous improvement, environmentally sustainable work practices, managing WHS compliance of contractors, WHS implications of return to work, workplace compliance with WHS laws, implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes and writing complex documents.


On campus

Berwick: Full day fortnightly on a Saturday 9am-4pm for ten months.


Online (self directed): 15 months. Recommended 10-15 hours of study per week.

Course code
Delivery location
Berwick, Online
Not available for International students
On campus: Part time evening 6 months. Part time weekend 10 months. Online: 15 months.
Start dates
29 January (Online Self Directed), 10 August (Berwick)

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.