Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety – BSB41415

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety via two delivery modes.
Online (E-Learning) and Externally.

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role 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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Work Health & Safety System (WHS) Officer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Work cover Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician

An interview with a trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment.
In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance.
Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement.
At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 140 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions.
Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 10 units; 5 core and 5 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve 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

Elective Units:
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems processes are implemented
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
Skills Recognition is available.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Cost of course: $2000

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $200(payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $75 per unit
Credit Transfer:                  $25 per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.