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Do you work in a health and safety position? You may benefit from Cert IV safety training. AlertForce is a registered training organisation that provides a range of courses and convenient online training for earning a Cert IV in WHS and a diploma in WHS. Sign up today.


What Is a Cert IV Diploma WHS Canberra?


A Cert IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a qualification needed for those who work in WHS roles, such as WHS coordinators and safety officers. A diploma in WHS is the next step after earning the Cert IV certification. The diploma provides a higher level of training for those in leadership roles.


According to SafeWork Australia, the rate of work-related fatalities decreased 25% over the past decade. The most dangerous industries include the construction industry, agriculture industry, and transport industry. However, accidents can occur in any workplace, increasing the need for effective safety training.


Certificate IV and diploma in WHS certificate courses are designed to teach you how to administer WHS functions. You develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure that your workplace provides adequate safety measures. AlertForce offers an affordable Cert IV and diploma in WHS training packages to help you create a safer work environment.


Who Needs a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?


Cert IV and diploma WHS courses are recommended for WHS personnel and those seeking WHS roles. This may include health and safety representatives, WHS officers, safety trainers, and health and safety consultants.


Cert IV training is intended for junior WHS positions. The diploma in WHS is intended for leadership positions, as it covers recommended practices for supervising and leading WHS procedures. Both certifications offer a path for greater professional development and career opportunities. After earning the Cert IV in WHS, you can look for openings in the work health and safety industry.


Cert IV WHS and Diploma Course Outline and Learning Outcomes


WHS training for a Cert IV in WHS or a diploma in WHS requires the completion of multiple units of competency. Certification requirements for Cert 4 WHS training include five core courses and five electives:


  • BSBWHS412: Workplace Compliance with WHS Laws
  • BSBWHS416: Contribute to Workplace Incident Response
  • BSBWHS415: Contribute to WHS Management Systems
  • BSBWHS414: Contribute to WHS Risk Management
  • BSBWHS413: Contribute to WHS Consultation and Participation
  • BSBWHS418: Assist with WHS Compliance of Contractors
  • BSBWRT411: Writing Complex Documents
  • BSBINS401: Analyse and Present Research Information
  • BSBLDR411: Demonstrate Leadership in the Workplace
  • BSBCMM411: Make Presentations


Individuals interested in obtaining a diploma in WHS must first complete the five core Cert 4 OHS (WHS) courses. A diploma in WHS also requires the completion of the following five courses:


  • BSBWHS513: Lead WHS Risk Management
  • BSBWHS515: Lead Initial Response to WHS Incidents
  • BSBWHS516: Contribute to Developing WHS Management Systems
  • BSBWHS519: Lead the Development of WHS Risk Management Tools
  • BSBWHS522: Manage WHS Consultation and Participation


The diploma in WHS training also includes five elective courses. Several of the electives may be selected from the electives approved for Cert IV training. At AlertForce, we provide access to all necessary courses for meeting the minimum requirements for a Cert IV or Diploma in WHS.


Work Health and Safety Course Duration and Delivery Method


AlertForce is currently offering online learning and distance learning options for safety training, including Cert IV courses in Canberra. Participants need access to a computer and the Internet to complete each unit of competency. There are no prerequisite courses that you must complete before enrolling in Cert IV and diploma in WHS safety courses. After completion of the training courses, you receive a certificate of completion.


The courses are self-paced and may take several months or longer to complete. The average completion time for Cert IV training and assessment in Canberra is 6 to 12 months. At AlertForce, we provide access to online courses for 24 months.


How to Book Cert IV Training Courses in Canberra


AlertForce is a top choice for accredited courses in Canberra and the rest of Australia. We offer leading safety training at affordable prices with exceptional customer service. You can rely on us for quality webinars to make comprehending the learning materials easier.


Along with the Cert IV and diploma in WHS training program, we provide safety training to cover all your occupational health and safety training requirements. Book online training today or view our training calendar to find upcoming courses in Canberra. You can also contact us with any additional questions about our corporate training solutions.

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