BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

Business organisations are under increased scrutiny to provide workforces that are educated in safety. Providing a safe working environment requires internal experts who can support and drive a safety culture.

The Certificate IV will provide you with skills you can apply now, as well as a solid career pathway. You will learn about:

  • Compliance with WHS laws
  • Understanding mutual obligations of employees and employers
  • Implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation
  • Including others in participation processes
  • WHS risk management
  • Implementing WHS management systems
  • Incident response

You will have the opportunity to select 5 elective units to meet your own requirements or interests.

Job roles could include:

  • Safety Coordinators, Advisors and Facilitators
  • Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • WHS/OHS Officer
  • WHS advisor


    $2499 – Full Fee-Paying Student
    Payment plans available

    Payment Plan
    4 payments of $624.75
    Please notify administration on enrolment.

    Course Duration

    This course is self-paced study

    The course can be delivered over a range of course durations, depending on the needs and characteristics of the student(s) and their employer(s) where relevant.

    Most students will finish the course in 12 months.

    Students may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL, credit transfer or competency-based progression through the course, but students who are new to industry will most likely take longer to complete.

    Course Delivery

    The course can be completed online, with video calls with the trainer to assist with the learning if required. Some practical components may also need to be completed via video calls, and recorded as part of the evidence.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification, with the exception of the completion of a Pre-enrolment Review

    There are no licencing, legislative or certifications that apply to this qualification.


    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Australian qualification BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

    Packaging Rules

    Total number of units = 10

    5 core units plus

    5 elective units, of which:

    • 3 units must be from Group A below
    • the remaining 2 units may be selected as follows:
    • both may be selected from Group A, Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level
    • 1 may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification 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

      BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
      BSBWHS413 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
      BSBWHS309 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
      BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
      BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
      BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response


      Elective Units

      Group A

      BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
      BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
      BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
      BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
      BSBWHS431 Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace
      BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

      Group B

      BSBCMM411 Make presentations
      BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
      BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
      BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
      BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement
      BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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