BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Aimed At:

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety reflects the role of employees working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) environment who work to 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. This new qualification is now considered the minimum qualification for those seeking work as a WHS Manager, Advisor or Safety Officer.

Pathways & Opportunities:

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.This qualification is aimed at those wishing to have a career as:

  • Safety Coordinators, Advisors and Facilitators
  • Operations Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • WHS Officer

Successful completion of this qualification may contribute to credit towards the Diploma in Work Health and Safety.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter into the BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, however it is preferred students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Hold a BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety OR some industry experience in a work health and safety role
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)


Participants have 12 months to complete the qualification from commencement of the course.

Assessment Method:

Delivery of the 10 units is through a mix of classroom and practical experience using various scenarios set ups to simulate a work area. An RPL model will be used for the provision of part-time/full time workers as an assessment only pathway. This model of assessment has been derived from the consideration of industry demand based on balancing work activities.

Requirements for Completion of the Qualification

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total units = 10

  • 5 Core units, plus
  • 5 elective units, of which;
      • 3 units must be from Group A below
      • 2 units may be from Group A, Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
      • if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

      Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

      Core Units

      BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

      BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

      BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

      BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

      BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

      Elective Units

      Group A

      BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

      BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

      BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information

      BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

      BSBWHS407 Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs

      BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

      BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes

      BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

      PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented

      Group B

      BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

      BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

      BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

      BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

      TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

      TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction