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AlertForce provides quality training for earning your Cert IV or diploma in work health and safety (WHS). Both certifications prepare you to take on greater safety responsibilities in the workplace.


What Is a Cert IV or Diploma of WHS Melbourne?


Certificate IV in WHS and a Diploma of WHS are two separate qualifications intended for workers with WHS responsibilities. A Cert IV in WHS covers the skills and knowledge needed to implement and maintain WHS policies. A diploma in WHS offers additional training for those in leadership roles.


Both qualifications prepare industry professionals for maintaining a safer work environment. According to WorkSafe Victoria statistics, almost 26,000 workers were injured in Victoria in 2016. Cert IV in WHS training Melbourne can help contribute to a reduction in these injuries.


Why Complete Cert IV WHS (still know as OHS Training) in Melbourne?


Cert IV courses are the minimum requirement for a variety of positions with WHS responsibilities. This may include positions devoted to WHS compliance, such as WHS officers and WHS coordinators.


However, many other jobs require or recommend Cert IV in WHS safety training:


  • Safety trainers
  • Safety assessors
  • Safety auditors
  • Safety consultants
  • Union representatives
  • Supervisors and managers


Health and safety representatives and anyone wanting to further their professional development may also complete Cert IV certificate courses. You may gain some of the same skills through on-the-job training. However, completing a nationally recognised unit of competency provides advanced training and equips you with additional skills and knowledge to support your career opportunities.


Learning Outcomes for Cert IV WHS Training Melbourne


Cert IV training teaches you how to ensure your workplace complies with all applicable WHS regulations and recommended codes of practice. Cert IV in WHS (BSBWHS41419) is a nationally recognised certificate with specific certification requirements. The minimum requirement involves completing five core courses and five electives.


The five core accredited courses that you must complete include:


  • Assist with WHS Workplace Compliance (BSBWHS412)
  • Contribute to the Implementation and Maintenance of WHS Processes (BSBWHS413)
  • Contribute to WHS Risk Management Procedures (BSBWHS414)
  • Contribute to Implementing WHS Management Systems (BSBWHS415)
  • Contribute to Workplace Incident Response (BSBWHS416)


The Cert IV certificate course training package covers the WHS legislative framework. You learn how to comply with WHS laws and implement effective WHS processes for reducing the risk of hazards.


The five electives help contribute to your ability to comply with WHS legislation. Participants learn how to write complex documents, make presentations, and analyse and present research information. Additional electives cover skills and knowledge for assisting with WHS compliance of contractors and demonstrating leadership in the workplace.


If you plan on earning the diploma in WHS, you must first complete the five core units for Cert IV in WHS, followed by five additional core units and five electives.


Cert IV and Diploma in WHS Duration and Delivery Method


Obtaining a Cert IV or diploma in WHS requires the successful completion of at least 10 WHS courses Melbourne. The average timeframe for completing the training program is 6 to 12  months. However, some participants may complete the training in as little as 1 month. It all depends on how much time you can devote to the process.


The duration of training and assessment varies depending on the amount of time you spend on the courses each week. At AlertForce, we have an easy-to-use online learning management system that includes access to webinars and other learning materials.


We also provide 24 months of access to the Cert IV safety training courses. You have the freedom to learn at a pace that works with your schedule.


How to Sign up for a Cert IV WHS Course Melbourne


If you want a convenient Cert IV WHS course in Melbourne, book a training program from a leading safety training provider today to get started. We also offer additional WHS training in Melbourne. View our training calendar to browse upcoming courses.


AlertForce has over a decade of experience as a registered training organisation offering quality occupational health and safety courses Melbourne. We are a leading occupational health and safety training provider with a range of courses to suit your needs. Our Cert IV and diploma in WHS courses are delivered online using an intuitive system.


Sign up for Cert IV in WHS today, or contact us with any additional questions related to your safety training needs in Melbourne.

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