Work Health & Safety Qualifications


Workplaces are required to closely abide by WHS Acts and Regulations.

The roles of Safety Officers and Management are critical in this process. 

If you are considering attending a Work Health and Safety course then you have come to the right place.
With the assistance and guidance of our highly experienced WHS Trainers, you will gain a strong understanding of WHS legislation, work practices and their application in the workplace.

Workplace Health and Safety

Industry, Legislation and Education have different requirements when it comes to Workplace Health and Safety. While these are different they are complementary, not contradictory.

There are nationally recognised qualifications, state recognised Certification and workplace training courses, that all may have relevance in your workplace. We can assist you to determine which courses hold relevance for your intended outcomes.

Legislative Compliance, WorkSafe Approved and Non-accredited Courses
Please refer to the courses in WHS / Asbestos Courses section as there are a number of WorkSafe recognised and other WHS courses that have relevance in the workplace. These courses are not nationally recognised courses or units of competency.

There is currently differing WHS or OHS legislative requirements nationally and from state to state. It is important to choose the correct course for your needs and we can assist you to do this.

An example is the 5 Day Safety & Health Representatives course, which is approved by WorkSafe WA. This training is a requirement under WA legislation, for employees elected to this role in their workplace. SHR Representatives are required to be registered with WorkSafe WA after they complete their training.

The above courses are not Nationally Recognised Training qualifications or Units of Competemcy. Please see below for those courses.


Work Health and Safety Qualifications - Nationally Recognised Courses

These courses are for people seeking formal qualifications in the specialist field of WHS in their industry, as follows:

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety aims to give you a strong understanding and grounding in WHS skills, legislation and practices - typically at an introductory level for HSE specialists, Safety Advisers & Supervisors in the workplace.

Diploma of Work Health and Safety is designed for people who are looking to further their WHS knowledge and have a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and/or have workplace experience in a Safety role.

Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety is designed for WHS professionals looking to further their qualifications at an advanced level and have a Diploma in Work Health and Safety and significant workplace experience.

NOTE: The Advanced Diploma in Work Heath and Safety is in ‘Train out’.  Please contact us if you are keen on enrolling for the replacement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you currently hold a WHS/OHS Qualification?

You may like to update to the latest WHS qualifications that are aligned with national WHS standards. This will typically involve an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process. We will align your earlier qualifications, current experience, identify any gaps, and address those through the delivery of training and assessment. This may be undertaken through the GEM College Online Campus, with evidence provided from your to upgrade OHS quals to WHS