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BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 10 Units of Competency for this qualification. There are 5 core units and 5 elective units in this qualification.

National Code Title Core/Elective/Area
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws Core Unit
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Core Unit
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control Core Unit
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems Core Unit
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents Core Unit
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives Group a/ elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Group a / elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Group a / elective
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace Group b/ elective
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement Group b / elective


Duration / Completion

The course is expected to be completed 26 weeks including holidays with the study load of 20 hours per week via Face to face delivery mode.


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Intake Dates

There is no set course commencement dates meaning individuals can enrol and commence their chosen course at any time

Course Outcomes

At the completion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Apply systematic approaches to WHS
  • Identify and mitigate hazards and risks
  • Contribute to the organisation’s compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Apply broad knowledge and skills across a range of contexts
  • Understand the requirements and accountability of a safety professional in the workplace
  • Understand the legal framework and who is accountable to ensure a safe workplace
  • Assist with monitoring a safe workplace
  • Effectively consult and communicate on issues relating to the safety and health of the workforce
  • Assist in the development of risk management actions
  • Contribute to the development of emergency procedures
  • Support the continuous improvement of safety systems and processes

Job Roles / Career

  • Safety Inspector
  • WHS officer
  • Wellbeing, Health and safety advisor
  • WHS Strategy Manager
  • WHS safety coordinator

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the BSB41415- Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. However, prior to commencement of training the student in a pre-training interview must be assessed as meeting the following criteria:

  • All students must be the age of 18 or over at the time of applying for admission.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course.
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 5 years supervision experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidenced by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered.
  • Successful completion of LLN test, recommended entry at ACSF level 3.

Pathways into the Qualification

  • BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualifications

Pathways from the Qualification

BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification. Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification. Students with credit transfers or recognition of prior learning will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. (Source: AQF)

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. (Source AQF)


On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety which is nationally recognised qualification. This could help student gain entry into career paths or higher education in Business stream. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

How to Apply

  • Download the Student Enrolment Form, then complete and send it with the necessary documents by post or email.
  • Complete the Online Application Form and attach the necessary documents.
  • Visit our RTO and then apply directly.

For additional information about how to apply for this program, please contact office.