Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Our course schedule is currently under review – we apologise for any inconvenience


This course is contextualised to provide  learning relevant to the State and industry in which you work. The course suits those who will provide safety leadership and guidance to others in the workplace. It is delivered as a distance learning course or a blend of class and distance learning. See below for class dates.

How you will benefit 

This qualification would suit an WHS officer in a full-time dedicated role who works under the supervision of an WHS Coordinator or WHS Manager. Safety Advisers usually have this qualification.

Possible Job Roles

  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Health and Safety Officer.
  • Safety Adviser

Dates:   Course Schedule under review


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and assist with compliance requirements – feel comfortable accessing the Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidance notes
  • Encourage participation and consultation activities
  • Implement WHS Management Systems that include:  hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes in the workplace
  • Assist with incidents, write reports, conduct meetings and information sessions.
  • Work with Contractors
  • Contribute to health and safety initiatives to improve well being and reduce accidents
  • Implement continuous improvement and show others how to work safely.

Qualification Pathways

To enter this course you will need to have completed  Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant qualifications OR have on the job experience without formal qualifications. Those who have been Safety and Health Representatives often gone on to do this course.

Once you have completed this course you can move onto to the Diploma of Work Health and Safety

There is an expectation that you will have access to a computer and the internet to research. You will need sufficient literacy to write recommendations,  incident investigation reports, research the internet and read and interpret Acts, Regulations and other complex documents.

How long will it take?

The course is self paced and to enable flexibility to work around your work schedule, it is delivered in a ‘blended’ model. That means that an individual training plan is designed with you that may include face to face coaching and in class work, online or distance learning options. Recognition of Prior Learning is included where possible. You have the option to attend a series of block class days followed by assessments, or as many class days as you need during the course.

The purpose of the FAST TRACK class days is to give you exposure to the practical application of the skills and knowledge and give you an overview of the various units. Attendance is not compulsory.

A Certificate IV course has a substantial volume learning. How quickly you do that depends on many variables such as exposure to the subject in the workplace, time available considering family and work commitments, your comfort and familiarity with the written word and your motivation.

A typical student takes between 3 months and one year depending on these factors. Instead of thinking about instant qualifications think about the benefits your increased knowledge and skills will provide in safety outcomes for your work team.

Success Guaranteed!

98% of students enrolled in this course go onto to finish successfully. They use all the coaching support resources we provide and are motivated to incorporate feedback and build on their learning. 2% of students don’t ask for help, don’t take on board the feedback given and make the changes, and don’t keep in contact.

In competency based training and assessment success isn’t guaranteed but with our support and your effort we generally create a winning team!

” I was looking for a Training Company that was transparent. I needed to know that my trainer was highly skilled and knowledgeable. You need to be really sure that you have all the knowledge you need to do this job well. ”  Leanne – Safety Coordinator,  Margaret River


The course costs $2200.00. A payment of $1500 is required on enrollment. The remaining $700 is due within 2 months of commencing.

General Information

Start your course any time and join class to suit your schedule – online or distance available

Wear smart casual clothes to class – no thongs, singlets or tea – shirts with slogans, enclosed footwear

Bring a USB stick with you and a laptop if you have one.


Enrol anytime. Contact us to create your own study schedule.

Blended model of delivery including face to face coaching/class and online/distance.  Recognition of prior learning is included.

There are 10 units of competency

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



BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work related health and safety measures and initiatives

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction


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