Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

cert IV WHS Course At A Glance:

Qualification Code & Title:

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS)

Total Course Fee:

$249  (See Here For Discounts)


Nationally Accredited (See Details)

Study Mode:

Online or Recognition of Prior Learning RPL



Course Duration:

Totally Self-paced – The harder you work, the quicker you finish!

Enrollment Period:

1 Year Maximum (No minimum as all courses are self-paced)

Assessment Method:

1 Assessment Workbook (Download a free sample here)

Assessment Time:

Within 7 Working Days of Submission

Certificate Issue Time:

Same Day as Competent Assessment Grade

Course Start Date:


Payment Options:

Full Payment in Advance

Study Options

You can study the Cert IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) course (previously known as Occupational Health and Safety or OHS) by online / distance study or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  

Online Study

This option allows you to study at your own pace at home or work and is backed up by email and telephone support from 8am to 6pm seven days a week.  

Your course materials are emailed to you in Word and PDF format upon enrolment so you can save these to your computer and study whenever and wherever you choose with no need to go online until you are ready to submit your assessments. It couldn’t be easier!  

As all of our courses are delivered via online / distance study and can be commenced at any time, students anywhere in Australia or overseas can study the Cert IV in WHS online course with us.  You can study this course at any time, anywhere.


RPL or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means an assessment process that assesses the competency/s of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited courses.  If you would like to determine whether RPL is the right assessment pathway for you, you can download an RPL Eligibility guide by clicking on the image below.

Cert IV WHS – Course Description.

The current version of BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) course was released in March 2015 and replaces the older BSB41412 (2012) version of the course.  

This qualification provides a great introduction to the world of Work Health and Safety (WHS) and is perfect for people who want to become a safety advisor, safety officer, security officer, supervisor or for job seekers looking to add that extra something to their resume.  

It is a very comprehensive course, covering a wide range of topics. These include: legal compliance, hazards identification, risk assessment, planning, implementing and maintaining controls measures, health and safety consultation and participation, work health and safety management systems (WHSMS), management of contractors, incident response and investigation, workers compensation, rehabilitation and return to work, emergency preparation and more.

Both BSB41415 and BSB41412 replace the older BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (Cert IV OHS).  You can click on this link to read more about the difference between WHS and OHS.

Certificate IV WHS  – Course Content.

The following core (c) and elective (e) units make up BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

BSBWHS402  Assist with compliance with WHS laws (c)

BSBWHS403  Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes (c)

BSBWHS404  Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (c)

BSBWHS405  Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems (c)

BSBWHS406  Assist with responding to incidents (c)

BSBWHS407  Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs (e)

PUAWER002B  Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems & processes are implemented (e)

BSBWHS408  Assist with effective WHS management of contractors (e)

BSBMGT403  Implement continuous improvement (e)BSBWHS507  Contribute to managing WHS information systems (e)

To find out more about the this qualification, its packaging rules, entry requirements and pathways to and from the qualification you can visit Training.gov.au.  Training.gov.au is the official National Register on Vocational Educational Training (VET) in Australia and is the authoritative source of information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and Registered Training Organisations. You can visit their website by clicking here.

Is This The Right Course For You?

Do you have an interest in workplace health and safety?  Do you want to learn new skills and knowledge to improve your career options, take on more responsibility or improve your employment prospects?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions then this is the right course for you.  

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Entry Requirements.

Student Testimonials. 

You must be at least 18 years of age, able to use Microsoft Word proficiently and be able to read, write and speak English well. You will require a laptop or PC with Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader installed to complete the assessments. Aside from this, there are no other requirements for entry.