Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


Course Outline

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.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety requires your employees to complete 10 units of competencies to achieve a full certificate. Skill and knowledge outcomes include:

  • WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • WHS management systems
  • Environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Responding to incidents
  • Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Qualification Package

(10 Units of competency)
Core Units
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 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
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes


On successful completion of all qualification requirements, learners will be issued with a Qualification, BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Entry Requirements


Delivery Options 
  • Face-to-face
  • Online
  • Distance Learning 
  • Hybrid

Traineeship Eligible

Employers may be eligible for incentives – *subject to eligibility as determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre

Career Pathways 

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
  • Technical Officer
  • WHS Representative
  • Manager
  • HSR – Health and safety representative
The most common industries graduates gain employment:
  • Construction
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Manufacturing
Recognition of Prior Learning 

We offer assessment options including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), work based evidence collection (portfolio and workplace documents), and observation assessments to assist employees in providing the relevant evidence based on skill and knowledge  competencies  developed in the actual workplace.


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