BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

In today’s changing world, now more than ever the requirements to maintain a productive, efficient, and safe workplace for employees and contractors is paramount.  

Health and Safety officers can enjoy a varied role in helping organisations be safety conscious and working with other employees to identify risks and hazards, resolve issues , and implement safety plans.   

No day is the same in this critical role, one day you’re liaising between the ‘shop floor’ workers and management team on hazard reduction measures and the next you’re conducting inspections, audits and updating team members on changes to health and safety processes and procedures. 

If you’re passionate about the safety of employees and want to play a key role and bring confidence to the workplace around health and safety – this is the course for you.

A Health and Safety officers’ skills can be applied across industries such as manufacturing, construction, health and mining.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed for those people who are working in the building, construction or civil construction industries in roles as:  

  • Safety officers 
  • Site foreman
  • Site safety managers
  • Safety inspectors

 The course is specifically designed and is tailored for participants working in building and construction, civil construction, engineering and rail projects.

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    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 skills presented in this course will assist you to connect and collaborate with other workers and to communicate upwards in the organisation.

     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.

    Learning Outcomes

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand WHS laws, rights and duties
    • Conduct WHS inspections and complete documentation
    • Understand hazard identification and the effective control of hazards
    • Examine the concept of risk assessment and management systems
    • Respond to incidents and assist with implementing emergency procedures
    • Undertake and facilitate rehabilitation and return-to-work coordination
    • Manage contractors and implement measures and initiatives
    Course Fees and Funding

    Course Price: $4,050 online only
    Fees are GST exempt.

    Successful completion of the qualification within the course duration period, a completion rebate of $250 will be paid.

    Funding Arrangements

    Funding is available through Skills Checkpoint nationally from January 2022 under certain criteria – speak to one of our Education Advisors for more details or check our funding page here.

    A tuition fee of $500 applies to ACT User Choice enrolments for this qualification.

    Support and Delivery

    Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options, designed for busy people and offers two delivery pathways.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This delivery method consists of individual Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competency Assessments, conducted on a one-on-one basis over a 6 month period.

    Assessment methods include

    • Review of prior learning and experience, which involves examining the candidate’s CV, qualifications, certificates, work history and life experience as part of an RPL screening process.
    • Collection of third-party reports, generally from a current supervisor.
    • Review of written candidate statements.
    • Review of a portfolio of workplace documents produced and provided by the candidate.
    Distance learning

    Delivery methods for distance learning include

    • Self-paced study.
    • Self-directed reading and research.
    • One-on-one coaching.
    • Feedback sessions.

    Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.

    Talk to our team about the right course delivery for you.

    Are you looking to upskill your employees?

    Talk to us about face-to-face delivery available within organisations for groups of 8 or more.

    Course Duration

    18 months – distance learning (self-paced)

    Course Structure

    The Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety consists of ten units of competency, consisting of:

    • five core units plus
    • five elective units (as listed below)
    Core & Elective Units

    Core Units

    • BSBWHS412 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
    • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
    • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
    • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

    Elective Units

    •  BSBWHS417 Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
    • BSBWHS418 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
    • BSBWHS419 Assist with workplace monitoring processes
    • BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
    • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
    Student Profile

    Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed for those people who are working in on the building, construction or civil construction industries in roles as: 

    • Safety officers 
    • Site foreman
    • Site safety managers
    • Safety inspectors

    The course is specifically designed and is tailored for participants working in building and construction, civil construction, engineering and rail projects.

    Career and Salary
    Entry Requirements

    There are no mandatory entry requirements.

    Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. Students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations.

    Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including organisation policies, plans, guidelines & procedures, external documentation (may include codes, policies and articles), handbooks, instruction guides (and where applicable drawing and plans). Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs, reports.

    A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English.

    Technology requirements: Students should be able to access and use computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser, email account and webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset). An internet connection is also required.


    Students are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including but not limited tool:

    • Assessment tasks.
    • Written question and answers; and
    • Provision of a portfolio of evidence
    • Workplace or third-party verification
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Is currently not available for the qualification.