Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

BSB41415 (latest qualification)


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The qualification is issued by our RTO.

Previously referred to as Cert IV OHS, the new Cert IV in Work Health and Safety is now considered the minimum qualification for those seeking work as a WHS manager, advisor or safety officer.

National units of competency 

  • BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBWHS402 – Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information
  • BSBWHS404 – Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS403 – Contribute to implementing and maintain WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS405 – Contribute to implementing and maintain WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 – Assist with responding to incidents
  • BSBWHS407 – Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return to work programs
  • BSBWHS410 – Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBMGT401 – Show leadership in the workplace (classroom program only)
  • BSBMGT403 – Implement continuous improvement (online program only)

Course Duration

  • Option 1 – Online
    • Study at your own pace when it suits you
    • You have 12 months to complete your qualification
    • Motivated students may finish quickly
  • Option 2 – Classroom (Fast Track – Intensive)
    • 5 days intensive training and assessment – face-to-face.
    • Allow 10 hours per day (some days may run longer), plus some homework

Course Overview

This health and safety course has been designed for people who are either in (or wanting to secure) a WH&S role, such as that of a WHS coordinator or safety advisor. Participants will learn how to identify workplace health and safety hazards, assess and control risks, ensure compliance with current legislation and consult on WHS issues. No matter your needs, we have the course to suit you. We offer an online program which you can complete in your own time as your schedule allows. For those who need their qualification quickly, we offer a fast-track, intensive classroom-based program. This training is delivered face-to-face over a five-day period to ensure participants receive the best learning experience to prepare them for their WH&S role in an organisation.

What is an “intensive” classroom program?
We know our students want to attend training and walk away with their qualification, so we designed an intensive classroom program. This means that the days are longer than other courses as this allows assessment tasks to be conducted in-class each day (and allow us to issue the certification at the end of your course), although there may be some after hours work required.  Where participants can not achieve the required assessment outcomes for each day, the trainer will provide instructions for additional work. Where your computer skills are not proficient this can also lead to some additional after hours work being required. We will support you as much as we are able given the timeframe. Our aim is to see you succeed.

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Australian Standards and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Risk assessment and hazard control
  • WHS management systems
  • WHS consultation and participation processes (identifying participants, reviewing  procedures, ascertaining training needs, communicating data, developing improvement initiatives)
  • WHS leadership skills
  • Incident response procedures
  • Assisting in incident investigations
  • Managing claims and implementing rehabilitation / return-to-work programs
  • Establishing, reviewing and evaluating WHS measures and initiatives.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Mandatory requirements for all participants (online and classroom-based courses)

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Supply their own laptop (laptops must be capable of MS Word, PDF, and be USB compatible – no iPads)
  • Have a strong level of computer literacy skills. Your assignments will be conducted on a computer, and if you do not have a suitable level of computer experience, you will not be able to complete the course in the timeframe alloted.
  • Be able to navigate through web browsers
  • Have the skills to compile electronic documents using software applications (word processing)
  • Be able to conduct research and present information
  • If English is a second language, you will need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. Contact us to discuss.
  • Have the ability to:
    • Read and comprehend information from a variety of sources
    • Communicate effectively with people at all organisational levels
    • Facilitate team discussions, make presentations and participate in meetings
    • Issue instructions in an authoritative manner during unusual circumstances
    • Carry out simple calculations and analyse data
    • Build relationships with stakeholders (both internal and external to an organisation)
    • Be confident in presenting information verbally


  • Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (or previous experience equivalent to this).

Email us, for Price and enrolment.