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Take your professional development to the next level with quality online training for Certificate IV in WHS and Diploma of WHS qualifications. AlertForce offers online training at great prices to meet your certification requirements.


What Is a Cert IV & Diploma of WHS in Darwin?


A Diploma in work health and safety is a qualification for workers who work in WHS leadership roles. Before obtaining a Diploma of WHS, you must complete the five core units for the Cert IV Work Health and Safety certificate.


Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety was designed to give WHS workers specialised training in WHS workplace compliance. In Darwin and the rest of the Northern Territory, employers may need to cover medical costs and other responsibilities after a worker experiences an injury. As workplace injuries can occur in any setting, Cert IV training is an effective solution for maintaining a safer workplace.


Who Should Attend Cert 4 WHS Training?


If you currently, or plan to, work in a position that involves work health and safety responsibilities, you may need Cert IV WH&S training. Some of the jobs that require Cert IV WHS training include:


  • WHS officers/safety officers
  • Safety auditors
  • WHS trainers and assessors
  • Health and safety consultants


Supervisors and managers in the construction industry and other high-risk industries also benefit from Cert IV training. The Cert IV unit of competency is also completed by health and safety representatives (HSRs) and anyone else interested in learning how to address workplace hazards.


What Do You Learn During the Cert 4 WHS (previously OHS) Training?


Cert IV and diploma in WHS safety training include a selection of certificate courses for solidifying your safety skills. Each course addresses a different aspect of workplace safety. For example, BSBWHS412 covers current WHS laws and WHS compliance. Cert IV in WHS is a nationally recognised program that includes five core units and five elective units.


Here are the five core units that you must complete as part of the certification requirements:


  • BSBWHS412 Assist with Compliance of WHS Laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to Implementation of WHS Consultation Processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS Risk Management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to Implementing WHS Management Systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to Workplace Incident Response


The learning outcomes include an understanding of the legal framework of the WHS Act 2011. You learn how to ensure that your workplace complies with WHS laws. The courses also cover the steps involved in assessing risks and workplace hazards and providing an adequate response during workplace safety incidents.


The electives must come from a list of units of competency. At AlertForce, we include the most beneficial electives in our Cert IV training programs. These accredited courses include:


  • BSBWRT411 Write Complex Documents
  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate Leadership in the Workplace
  • BSBCMM411 Make Presentations
  • BSBINS401 Analyse and Present Research Information
  •  BSBWHS418 Assist with Managing WHS Compliance of Contractors


After completing the five core units, individuals may enrol in the Diploma of WHS (BSB51319) course. This certificate course includes five additional core units of competency and five electives. As with our Cert IV training, AlertForce offers online courses to fulfil your diploma in WHS training requirements.


Cert IV Training and Assessment Darwin – Online Training Duration


AlertForce delivers Cert IV in WHS and Diploma of WHS training via distance and online learning. Our online learning management system offers a safe, effective solution for meeting the minimum requirement for a Cert IV or Diploma in WHS.


As the accredited courses are offered online, the time needed to complete the training program varies. Some students complete in 6 months while others may need 18 months or longer. AlertForce provides continued access for 24 months.


Get the Best Value on a Cert IV or Diploma of Work Health and Safety Course


If you are ready to start your Cert IV or diploma in WHS training, sign up on our website today. AlertForce is a leading safety training provider in Darwin and the rest of Australia. We started offering safety training courses in 2008 and became a registered training organisation in 2011.


Along with Cert IV courses, you can find a range of courses on our training calendar, including RIIWHS204E (Working Safely from Heights). View upcoming courses or sign up for online Cert IV training today. You can also contact us with any additional questions related to your occupational health and safety training and assessment needs.

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