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Cert IV in Work Health and Safety

If you’re looking to upskill your current qualifications or simply a career change the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety is for you.

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Course Overview

Course code: BSB41419
Investment: $1195.00 AUD
Duration: 5 Days (The five day “face to face” kick start program is the quickest way to become accredited in this qualification)

In Queensland and other areas of Australia qualified safety professionals are highly sought after, studies have shown that those individuals holding a minimum of a Certificate IV in WHS enjoy a 91% full time employment across their desired industry or field. This percentage is set to increase in the coming years with many new projects being approved, not only in the greater Brisbane area but there are many opportunities presenting themselves in the Energy, Mining and Construction sectors also. If you’re looking to upskill your current qualifications or simply a career change the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety is for you.

AWCC have specifically designed this qualification in consultation with highly skilled and experienced field professionals and is aimed at providing candidates with the specialised skills and knowledge in the areas of Legislation and Complying with WHS Law, Responding to WHS Incidents and Reporting, Incident Investigation along with Assessing, Implementing and Maintaining WHS Strategies on site.

With AWCC’s expert instruction the successful candidate upon completion of this program will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as a WHS officer in your chosen field. It is a great qualification to have in your portfolio and is highly desired by prospective employers.

Entry requirements

There are no formal prerequisites other than LLN suitability required to enter into the AWCC – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419 ), however it is preferred that students meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Having some form of industry experience will be an advantage but not mandatory.
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) If you require a new USI Number please click here 

What’s in the AWCC Certificate IV of Work Health and Safety and Why?

After multiple consultations and validation sessions with our three main industry bodies AWCC, have put together a program that industry themselves have indicated to be the most useful while maintaining the integrity of the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) ensuring the provision of learning pathways and positive, industry-supported vocational outcomes for our students. If for any reason the elective units below do not support your operational needs AWCC have the ability to contextualise and design training packages to your specifications.

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

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
  • BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

Career Opportunities

Almost instantly, upon the successful completion of this program participants can express interest in or apply for the following career opportunities:

  • Safety Coordinators, Advisers and Facilitators
  • Safety Auditing Activities
  • Safety Consultation Activities
  • Operations Managers
  • Workplace Managers
  • WHS Site Representative
  • Operating Company Representatives (OCR)

In addition, this unique program, (Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety) designed in house by AWCC’s band of industry professionals provides clear learning pathways and credit transfers that can be used in the Diploma in Work Health and Safety. This ongoing support and value offered by AWCC continues to assist you with your continued upskilling allowing you to achieve your career goals sooner.

*Successful participants of this program will be invited to join the Australian Well Control “Labour Solutions Talent Community” and be regularly advised of employment opportunities as they arise through our vast network of Drilling, Mining and Construction contractors.

Delivery Methods and Time Frame

5 Day Face-to-Face Workshop – AWCC deliver our Cert IV in WHS over a 1-week period effectively kick starting your career in WHS. AWCC unique deliver method over the 5 day period provides our student with the competitive edge to succeed.

The 1-Week Workshop is delivered face to face with a healthy mix of practical activities to make the program interesting packed full of real life examples which arms our student with the experience to make real life decisions within industry. Our highly experienced Instructors boast over 30 years of in-field experience and offer highly valuable knowledge and ongoing support for our students as required.

The highly popular AWCC Cert IV in WHS consists of the fundamental concepts regarding Workplace Health and Safety, specifically focused on the importance of Safety Culture and Compliance. The program requires the student to perform some out of class research, study and project submissions.

With the help of our highly experienced staff participants have 12 months to complete the qualification from their registration date.

Assessments method

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your Qualification. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying with the Australian Well Control Centre.


A Facilitator will directly observe your performance of activities in a real or simulated workplace, role play or exercise, or a demonstration of practical skills.

Written assessment

Written assessments can take a number of forms including case studies, assignments, projects, workbooks, presentations, reports, reflective tasks, self-evaluation, and research projects. Your Facilitator will indicate what kind of written assessment you are expected to submit for each unit.


Questioning generally takes place in the form of written question and answers, such as examinations and tests. Questions may also be made verbally to the participant who will then provide verbally the answer.


A portfolio is a collection of evidence of your skills. This could include collections of samples of your work, observation checklists, third-party reports, products with supporting documentation, historical evidence, training records, and journals, logbooks or work diaries.

Work samples

Work samples are products or items that you produce during your studies or project work.

Third-party feedback

Third-party feedback is information we gather from the people training or supervising you throughout your studies. Examples of evidence gathered includes interviews with employers, supervisors or peers; testimonials, reports or references from employers or supervisors; evidence of workplace training or vocational placement; and peer observation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We may gather information about your skill and knowledge levels through an RPL assessment or skill recognition process.

BOOK NOW to get your “Kick Start” Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Qualification today!

Contact us on 07 4638 0532 or email today to find out more!

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