Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course description

Work Health & Safety (WHS) is about ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, and preventing illness and injury in the workplace.
This course is ideal for those responsible for WHS in their workplace who need the skills and qualifications required to carry out their duties. It is also ideal for those who wish to become facilitators, human resource (HR) practitioners, safety officers or supervisors with significant WHS responsibilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however experience with WHS matters within a workplace would be good groundings.
Participants will require computer skills for this course.

Units of Study


Assist with compliance with WHS laws


Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation process


Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and control


Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


Assist with responding to incidents


Assist with workplace monitoring processes


Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes


Contribute to work related health and safety


Identify risk and apply risk management processes


Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

Assessment Methods

Written learning activities are conducted throughout each unit including collected workplace portfolio documentation when possible. Final assessment will be conducted for each unit to confirm competency.


Expected committed time to the course will occur over six to eighteen months depending on individual situations. This includes; the independent self-paced work through workplace research and data collection, textbook study. The option for tutorials can be arranged.

Training with Mentor

Mentor Human Resources Pty Ltd is a NVR Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 21808), registered to provide Nationally recognised accredited and customised awareness training.

What are the benefits of training?
- Nationally recognised
- Knowledge that training meets national standards
- Access to recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- Enhanced career prospects
- Opportunities for articulation into further training
- Improved skills and knowledge necessary in today’s competitive environment


Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
For eligible individuals, Mentor HR training courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for government subsidised training.


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