Understanding an OHS Management Systems AS/NZS 4801 (OHSAS 18001)

  • Duration: Approx. 16 hours (equivalent to 16 CPD hours or 2 days full-time study)
  • Qualification: Exemplar Global - OH
  • Standard: AS/NZS 4801 (OHSAS 18001)
  • Prerequisites: Yes - See Entry Requirements Below
  • Course fee: $795.00 (USD)

This online course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety management systems.

This course is designed to cater for:

  • People who are required to understand AS/NZS 4801:2001 management systems
  • People who are required to review OHS management systems
  • Managers who receive OHS audit reports
  • People wishing to attain a practical understanding of OHS standard requirements
  • People who develop and implement an OHS management system
  • People wishing to become OHS auditors
  • The program is not industry specific as the underlying principles apply across all areas.


PLEASE NOTE: For the OHS/Safety unit, due to licensing restrictions and availability, a copy of AS/NZS 4801 is provided in lieu of OHSAS 18001. These standards are accompanied by a comparison document outlining the differences between AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001. The end Exemplar Global qualification remains the same for both regional standards as Exemplar Global OH.

ISO 45001 was released in March 2018.  Exemplar Global have advised that as ISO 45001 is an entirely new international standard it is entirely separate to, and will not supersede, the existing OH qualification offered against AS/NZS 4801 and/or OHSAS 18001 immediately. The older unit written to 18001/4801 will remain until each standard becomes obsolete.

Organisations will determine whether and when they decide to transition across to ISO 45001 or continue to use the existing standards they have in place. As a result, auditors will be required to determine which qualification they will require to best align with their customer's standards and requirements. This could mean that in some cases it will be necessary for auditors to hold audit qualifications against both AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001.

ISO 45001:2018 course details can be accessed here.

This Exemplar Global - OH competency unit will become obsolete in March 2021. We will continue to offer this competency unit until this time.


The OHS Management Systems course (Exemplar Global – OH) is internationally recognized and completed fully online.

Subject units covered:  
Consultation & Communication Hazard assessment & Control
Hazard Identification Measurement & Evaluation
Planning Reporting

This Exemplar Global - OH competency unit will become obsolete in March 2021. We will continue to offer this competency unit until this time.

This course costs $795.00 (USD)

Course fees include:

  • Course access 24/7 worldwide
  • Access to the online support
  • Certificate of attainment upon successful completion
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There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, this course is written and developed for people who already hold an ISO 19011 Management Systems Auditor, Team Leader or Lead Auditor Qualification (e.g. Exemplar Global AU, Exemplar Global TL, Exemplar Global AUTL).

To ensure a greater understanding of the audit process and the content covered within this course, We recommend you complete our Lead Auditor - Management Systemscourse before commencing this course.

If the participant wishes to become a certified auditor under this Exemplar Global auditor scheme, they must have also successfully completed the Management Systems Auditor course (Exemplar Global - AU) at minimum to apply for Exemplar Global recognition and certification.