- Engaging 5 Day intensive course with our specialist trainers
- Public course schedule so you benefit from a broad set of industries and WHS experiences
- Directly relevant to medium and high risk industries
- Spacious Toowoomba classrooms to support your learning engagement
- UOC: BSBWHS41419 - Certificate iv in Work Health & Safety
- Cost: From $1,500
- Duration: 5 Days (+/- Workplace Project)
- Funding Available
Our Certificate IV Work Health and Safety – WHS involves an initial 5 days classroom-based training at the Gladstone facility and for those without sufficient WHS experience, a mentored 3 month workplace-based project.
Our classroom approach with experienced industry trainers and students from various industries provide an enriching and valuable learning experience. We aim to ensure you gain the most benefit from this WHS training and believe that choosing an in-person learning approach will help you get the most from the course.
This WHS course is focused on ensuring participants gain the knowledge and skills to assist, administer and manage WHS and safe work policies and practices of an organisation within medium to high risk industries in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and associated regulations and codes of practice.
To support optimal workplace safety and minimise work hazards and risks, this is considered a key qualification and pre-requisite for many supervisory/HSE/WHS roles as well as those that contribute to WHS within the workplace.
Our Certificate IV in Work health and safety-WHS qualification starts with 5 core in-person study days. If, your prior WHS experience is not substantial enough, you will also be required to also undertake a self-study workplace based project under the mentorship of our trainer. During the 5 days you will cover these units of competency which we have selected, with industry consultation, to meet the needs of medium and high risk industries and job types.
- 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
- BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
- BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
- BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
- BSBCMM411 Make presentations
- PUAWHS003 Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
1.2 Access WHS Information And Determine Legal Requirements
1.3 Confirm WHS Duties, Rights And Obligations
1.4 Seek WHS Advice
2.1 Advise On WHS Legal Rights And Responsibilities
2.2 Advise On Functions And Powers Of WHS Regulators
2.3 Assess Workplace WHS Compliance
2.4 Determine And Address WHS Training Needs
2.5 Assist With Changes To Achieve WHS Compliance
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
1.2 Identify Stakeholders With Whs Roles, Duties And Rights 4
1.3 Determine Whs Duties, Rights And Responsibilities
1.4 Communicate Roles, Duties, Rights And Responsibilities
2.1 Identify And Develop Consultation And Participation Processes
2.2 Implement And Support Participation And Consultation Processes
2.3 Share Whs Information And Data
2.4 Deliver Whs Training
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
1.2 Plan And Document Approach And Intended Outcomes
1.3 Choose Strategies, Format And Methods
1.4 Select Aids, Materials And Techniques
1.5 Brief The Presentation Team
1.6 Select Evaluation Techniques
2.1 Discuss Desired Outcomes
2.2 Use Presentation Aids And Materials
2.3 Monitor Participant Communication
2.4 Communicate To Engage Your Audience.
SBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
1.2 Organisational WHS Policy And Management
1.3 Consult With Others About WHS Policy
1.4 Apply WHS Policy To Job Roles And Identify Duty Holders
2.1 Plan A WHS Management System (WHSMS)
2.2 Implement The WHSMS Plan
2.3 Explain The WHSMS Plan
2.4 Involve Others In WHSMS Implementation
2.5 Evaluate Whs Performance
2.6 Review And Improve Whs Performance
PUAWHS003 – Implement and Monitor Organisational Work, Health & Safety Policies, Procedures and Programs
1.2 Work-Related Health And Safety Measures And Initiatives
1.3 Consultation And Participation Processes
2.1 Development And Planning 28
2.2 Resourcing And Timelines
2.3 Check WHS Compliance
2.4 Other Legislative Requirements
2.5 Develop Means Of Review And Evaluation
2.6 Conduct The Review And Evaluation
2.7 Communicate Evaluation Results
BSBWHS414 – Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
1.2 Access WHS Information And Data
1.3 Workplace Hazards
1.4 Identify Workplace Risk Management Requirements
1.5 Identify Legal Requirements For WHS Risk Management
1.6 Identify WHS Duty Holders
2.1 Communicate Information About Hazards
2.2 Contribute To Hazard Identification
2.3 Contribute To WHS Risk Assessment
2.4 Contribute To WHS Risk Control
2.5 Contribute To Evaluating Risk Controls
BSBWHS418 – Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
1.2 Services Supplied By Contractors
1.4 Contractor WHS Arrangements
1.5 WHS Legislation
1.6 Evaluate Contractor WHS Arrangements
1.7 Implement Improvements
BSBWHS416 – Assist with responding to incidents
1.2 Identify WHS Legal Requirements And Duty Holders
1.3 Identify Workplace Requirements For Incident Response
1.4 Communicate Incident Response Requirements
2. Assist With First Aid
2.2 Assist With Incident Notification And Meeting Legal Requirements
3. Assist In Gathering Incident Information And Data
4.1.1 Investigating Workplace Incidents
4.2 Use Investigation Techniques And Review Incident Reports
4.3 Contact Responsible Persons And Authourities
4.4 Report Recommendations And Assist With Control Measures
BSBWHS419 – Assist with workplace monitoring processes
1.2 WHS Legal Requirements
1.3 Identify Agent Or Condition To Be Measured
1.4 Define Measurement Area
1.5 Identify And Select Measuring Equipment
1.6 Seek Expert Advice
2.1 Determine Sampling Process
2.2 Consultation About Data Collection And Monitoring
2.3 Prepare Monitoring Equipment
2.4 Test Equipment
2.5 Use And Maintain Equipment
2.6 Monitor Health And Safety
2.7 Collect Data And Record Readings
2.8 Dismantle And Clean Equipment
2.9 Store Equipment
2.10 Interpret And Evaluate Test Results
2.11 Prepare Reports And Present Information
2.12 Record Keeping Systems
BSBWHS417 – Assist With Claims Management, Rehabilitation And Return-To-Work Programs
1.2 Process Compensation Claims
1.3 Notify Rehabilitation Providers
1.4 Advise Claimants
1.5 Analyse Claims
1.6 Estimate Period Of Absence
1.7 Facilitate Consultation
1.8 Document Skills, Experience And Capabilities.
1.9 Assist With Adjustments To Duties
1.10 Design Return-To-Work Program
1.11 Determine Retraining Needs
1.12 Address Breaches Of Return-To-Work Program
1.13 Evaluate Return-To-Work Program
Course / Training Pre-requisites
Each student is required to bring a Laptop with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and PDF reader to enable you to undertake assignments and project work. It is mandatory for each student to have an active email and WIFI settings on their laptops.
For successful completion in 5 days, you will be required to attend the full 5 days of training, plus successfully completing all assessments and project work. Please note work will need to be completed outside the class timings. Should you not be able to complete all required tasks within the 5 days, our Trainer will be available to assist you with the outstanding project work.
General Skills & Educational Support
To be successful in this course, you should have the following skills: For any questions or to enquire about specific educational or other supports please contact our Client Services Team.
- Good reading and writing; ~yr 11 standard
- Ability to research information and converse for discussions to around your work experience and learnings
- Understand and discuss formal documents such as legislation and Codes of Practice.
- An ability to actively engage in discussions as part of a team
Competency Based Courses
Competency based courses involve a combination of theory and practical and you are assessed on both. For example, If you are studying the Cert IV in Work Health and Safety, it is important that you recognise the trainer will be assessing you accordingly and your prior experience is key in determining if you will meet all the course requirements for success after the initial 5 days or if you will be required to undertake additional project work.
Once you successfully complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate. It shows your Qualification and Academic Transcript for each unit you have passed. All are recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This is a nationally recognised qualification and is issued by Harness Energy (RTO 40521).
No course pre-requisites apply. Read ‘Important to know’ on this page within course details section. Bring a laptop with MS Office suite & PDF reader installed.
Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements
Roles & Industries for Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety WHS
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common reasons for WHS training including:
1 – Workplace safety and minimisation of injury or accidents
2 – Enhancing productivity – safely
3 – Attracting and retain top staff because organisations take WHS seriously resulting in a positive impact on a company’s reputation
4 – Financial – Clearly good WHS systems have a positive impact on financials through potential savings in insurances, reduced accidents etc
5 – Career progression – this qualification is a good foundation for developing a range of career goals
Yes you may be eligible to access funding – which we can help you with! Submit the enquiry form to find out more.
Funding options include Construction Skills Queensland Subsidies and User Choice Funding.
Everyone has the right to work in a safe work environment and to work safely with minimal risk of adverse incidents. WorkSafe QLD (see additional information) refers to the QLD Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) which sets out relevant requirements and standards including what you must do to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers and other people in a place of work.
It also puts legal obligations, or duties, on employers and workers to reduce risks in a place of work, make sure work health and safety issues are dealt with and resolved fairly, help businesses and workers achieve a healthier and safer working environment, promote work health and safety advice, information, education and training, have effective ways for this law to be followed and enforced and improve health and safety standards.
OHS or WHS? –
OHS stands for Occupational Health and Safety while WHS is short for Work Health & Safety. WHS and OHS terms refer to the law names that apply across the different states in Australia; OHS in Victoria and WHS everywhere else. The two terms are different but in terms of training and practical application are part of the same overall intent – the safety and welfare of the workplace, its activities and those potentially impacted by those activities. OHS refers to the industry of occupational health and safety as an overarching industry category.
The Cert IV course is focused on ensuring learners understand the legal parameters of the Act. The Department of Work Health and Safety (DEWR) is responsible for the Commonwealth’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). The Work Health and Safety (WHS) law in Australia is legislated and regulated separately by each of Australia’s state, territory and Commonwealth jurisdictions. However, they are harmonised across the jurisdictions through a set of uniform laws (the model WHS laws). All jurisdictions other than Victoria have adopted the model WHS laws. Victoria has similar duties and responsibilities under its Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
We have tailored the Certificate IV WHS course to the needs of the risk dynamics of the industries we serve. This has been achieved through the selection of electives and the application of the learning materials as well as the experience of the instructors who deliver the training. If you work in industries or jobs that have a medium to high risk profile such as Construction, Transport, Logistics, Mining, Oil and Gas, Exploration industry sectors you will find the course run by us extremely valuable.
Everyone is. However, some duties sit naturally at at an organisational level for example, the purchase of machinery and equipment to meet key safety and risk minimisation goals. However, it is not a one-sided obligation, because you all have a responsibility to proactively raise issues or potential hazards around current and potential equipment. There is much nuance within WHS across a whole organisation and this course will help anchor this for each student. There is an excellent Overview of Safety ToolKit Fundamentals Overview at: https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safety-fundamentals/home which will help you and your organisation understand more including commitment, managing risks, consultation, reporting, worker capability, working environment, worker compensation & recovery.
All tasks, plant and workplaces are designed to be safe and risk management processes in place to identify hazards and control risks associated with that organisation’s activities, reviewing and checking to make sure new risks do not materialise is key. Another component, also part of our course intent, is the importance of worker consultation at each step of the risk management process creation, plus education and really ensuring workers understand risks and control measures. At Harness, we thinking about all these elements as part of our approach to this Cert IV WHS qualification.
Training.gov information – Course Overall .
Training.gov specific units within the course:
- BSBWHS415 – Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
- BSBWHS414 – Contribute to WHS risk management
- BSBWHS413 – Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes –
- BSBWHS412 – Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws –
- BSBWHS416 – Contribute to workplace incident response
- PUAWHS003 – Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs
- BSBWHS417 – Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
- BSBCMM411 – Make presentations
- BSBWHS419 – Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
- BSBWHS418 – Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
Relevant additional reading from WorkSafe QLD and more:
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