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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Why should I enrol?

The Certificate IV in Work Health Safety (WHS) program has been developed specifically for people who work within a health environment.

Not only will you gain a nationally recognised qualification, but you will also be supported in developing core WHS knowledge and skills. The workplace project undertaken by participants provides an opportunity for practical application of skills and participation in positive workplace change.

Target audience

We are looking for participants who have an interest in WHS and recognise the importance of contributing to a safe environment for our workers, patients, families, and visitors.

If you are interested in a career in WHS, this qualification may assist with gaining an entry level WHS position.

Support provided to participants

All Sydney Local Health District participants will be provided with support from the Program Coordinator and local WHS Managers. Including workplace visits and project review meetings.

Participant requirements

You will be required to complete ten face to face workshops as part of this program. These sessions will all be held at the Sydney Education Rozelle Campus.

All participants will be expected to complete short WHS practical tasks and two short projects. Participants must discuss their projects ideas with their manager.

Units of Competency


Write complex documents


Demonstrate leadership in the workplace


Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws


Contribute to implementation and maintenance of
WHS consultation and participation processes


Contribute to WHS risk management


Contribute to implementing WHS management systems


Contribute to workplace incident response


Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work


Develop processes and procedures for controlling
hazardous chemicals in the workplace


Implement continuous improvement.

Key information

Applications close: Tuesday 1 August 2023
Program commences: Thursday 7 September 2023

This program is available for applicants outside of Sydney Local Health District (fees may apply). Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Application process

  1. Please complete the Expression of Interest form and send it to the Program Coordinator.
  2. Attend a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
  3. You will be contacted about your enrolment into this program.

Expression of interest form