Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging Work Health and Safety coordinators, advisors, and facilitators.


At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Assist with compliance of WHS laws
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and management systems and hazard identification/risk management
  • Assist with responding to incidents and effective management of contractors and monitoring processes
  • Contribute to work-related safety measures and provide work skill instruction 
  • Implement workplace emergency prevention procedures.

The program is intended to:

  • Build your work health and safety skills for coordination and advisory roles in a wide range of organisations and industries.
  • Learn to provide guidance and support to others. 


On successful completion of your course and all assessments, you will receive a Nationally recognised qualification outlining the course completed and the units within that course.



As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide guidance to others and have responsibility for workplace health and safety. 


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


Group A  
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
Group B  
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction


  • The course comprises 6 days of mandatory personal attendance for course content, assessment development and formal presentations and will be delivered in LGAQ’s nominated venue over a period of approximately six months (dependent on dates available, public holidays etc.).
  • 10 national competency units to achieve full qualification.
  • On Day 1, participants will be provided with training and assessment materials, course guidelines, reference materials, websites and assessment tips. (Please note course attendance dates are confirmed in writing to you prior to commencement of the course.)
  • Days 1 – 6 will consist of formal presentations, course content, discussions and learning activities and assessments for all participants.
  • The final day (Day 6) will include assessment discussions to ensure all participants have completed the requirements. Final completion of the course will be subject to the assessor ensuring that all components of competency have been met.


Our standard structure for this course is 6 full days spread over 3 months and can be delivered in any metropolitan or regional area of Queensland. 


Please contact LGAQ for course fees or proposal for onsite/in-house training proposals.


  • Have a minimum of twelve months’ full-time employment, working within the work health and safety related area or another area of a council where your responsibilities relate to Work Health and Safety.
  • Have 12 months’ experience in a similar related position in the private or government sector. 

"Well delivered with respect shown to participants' experience and ability"