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Work Health and Safety

12 Months from course commencement

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Designed for:
Individuals who are in a WHS role, or wanting to secure a WHS role, working under limited supervision and may provide leadership and guidance to others relating to WHS matters.

There are no formal entry requirements however it is highly recommended that participants have access to a workplace in order to complete the assessments.


Pre-entry Requirements:
To enrol in this course you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to apply for a Unique Student Identifier. New Zealand citizens can complete this course but will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier and provide an Australian address for certificate issuance. Visit for more information on Unique Student Identifiers. Participants must have access to, and be proficient at using, the following in order to complete their studies:

  • Computer with internet connection to complete and lodge ONLINE ASSESSMENTS via a Student Portal
  • Microsoft Office with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for document creation
  • Email
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

This training course enables participates to gain a qualification in Work Health and Safety (WHS). It is designed to give participants practical knowledge and skills to enable the provision of valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving safety in the workplace. The course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace including identifying hazards, assessing WHS risks, implementing strategies to control WHS risks and evaluating an organisation’s WHS performance.


The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Implement and support the WHS management system.
  • Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues.
  • Understand WHS legislative requirements and assist with monitoring workplace compliance.
  • Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals.
  • Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk-assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards.
  • Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes.

The Duration of the course is:

  • Face to face: Face to face interactive learning requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios. After the completion of the five (5) face to face training participants will then have access to the student portal and 12 months to complete and submit the assessments. The 5 day face-to-face course curriculum does not allow time for participants to complete their assessments in the classroom. All assessments are completed and submitted post course via the Online Portal over a 12 month period. It is options for participants to take their own laptop or tablet.
  • Distance Education: Self-paced Distance education gives participants the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace within the stipulated course timeframes without the need to attend face to face workshops. Course ware is provided online via the NSCA Student Portal and email. Assessments are to be completed within a maximum of 12 months from enrolment. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for those with adequate industry experience.

This course is delivered by NSCA.

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Units of Competency

BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information

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

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Assessment activities include a combination of knowledge questions, scenarios and workplace projects. All assessment is uploaded to our student portal. Upon successful completion of the qualification participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415.

Delivery Method:

Face to Face Interactive Learning
Face to Face interactive learning requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops delivered at a public training facility utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios.

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