BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

This course is ideal for individuals who are currently working in an WHS role such as WHS Officer, WHS Coordinator or WHS Committee member. Read...

Nationally Accredited Training BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety



This course is ideal for individuals who are currently working in an WHS role such as WHS Officer, WHS Coordinator or WHS Committee member, and are seeking to expand, or achieve formal recognition of existing skills and knowledge.

The Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety is also relevant for individuals that have some responsibility for safety in the workplace or for those who would like to pursue a career in WHS.

This certificate is generally the minimum requirement to work in health and safety.

Occupational Titles may include:

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer

Qualification Requirements

  • 5 Core units
  • 5 Elective units

The following units have been selected by ITR to meet the needs of the learner seeking skills to work in WHS environments.

Unit Code Unit Title
Core (need 5)
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing & 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 (need 5)
BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
BSBWHS401   Implement & monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health & safety measures and initiatives
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures 


 This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • Have no experience or less than 12 months experience in the WHS field.
  • Wish to improve their existing skills or obtain formal certification of their existing skills.
  • Wish to transition to a more complex / responsible WHS role.

Innovative Training & Recruitment support the principles of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and has RPL processes available to students who seek prior recognition of learning.

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to be able to demonstrate acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy skills prior to be granted entry to this course.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Students will require access to a computer and the internet for research and typing of assignments.

Delivery Method

The delivery method to be used in this course includes:

  • A course introduction which includes a study planner and information regarding summative assessment tasks.
  • An introduction to each topic.
  • Pre-reading and topic readings (where applicable).
  • Theoretical content interspersed with formative assessment tasks:
  1. Case Studies;
  2. Questions;
  3. Practical activities which provide the student with the opportunity to apply some aspect of their learning to their workplace;
  4. Research based activities which require the student to undertake some research beyond the learning unit.


Course Delivery Summary

  • Participant Guides / Self paced Distance learning
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence

Click here for Course HandbookDuring the course Students will be supported, mentored and communicated with by ITR trainers for the duration of the course / qualification