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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

    BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

    This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) roles who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

    The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

    In this qualification you will learn:

    • Australian Standards and relevant regulations and legislation
    • Risk assessment and hazard control
    • WHS management systems
    • WHS consultation and participation processes (identifying participants, reviewing  procedures, ascertaining training needs, communicating data, developing improvement initiatives)
    • WHS leadership skills
    • Incident response procedures
    • Assisting in incident investigations
    • Managing claims and implementing rehabilitation / return-to-work programs
    • Establishing, reviewing and evaluating WHS measures and initiatives

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419).

    Possible job outcomes may include:

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

    There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

    You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

    Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can complete this higher level LLN test here now!

    If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

    Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

    To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 10 units.

    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*

    • BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
    • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
    • BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
    • BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
    • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

    Alternative elective units may be available upon request, but are not guaranteed. You can view the full list of elective units available on The cost for custom unit packaging is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.

    Standard Online Delivery

    1 unit per month for up to 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.

    Accelerated Learning

    For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for up to 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.

    Assessment Only / RPL

    For people with evidence of their extensive experience.

    We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.

    You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.

    Custom Enrolment

    If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.

    The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.

    Online Resources

    Asset College delivers this qualification completely online. For some courses, learning material is not able to be printed or downloaded by students into PDF or Word format for offline purposes. If you would like to discuss printed materials, please contact us prior to enrolment.

    Other Information

    On enrolment, you will receive a customised training plan. This training plan will list all units of competency you will complete within this qualification along with their due dates for submission. Students must be submitting units by the due dates outlined on your training plan or an extension application will be required.

    Online Study – $2960

    RPL – $1600

    Payment Options

    Online Study

    1. Pay as you go

    Pay for each unit as you progress. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.

    2. zipMoney – From $124 a week over 6 months

    Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.


    Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.

    1. 2 split payments

    Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.

    2. zipMoney payment plan

    Construction Skills QLD (CSQ) Funding

    Available for eligible participants in the construction industry.

    View Construction Skills QLD Funding pricing and requirements here.

    Submit your funding application here.

    Other Information

    Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

    For information about studying this qualification under a traineeship arrangement please click here.

    Extension Request Fees

    Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:

    Full Qualification
    One Month$150
    Six Months$300
    Single Unit
    One Month$50
    Six Months$150

    Assessment Re-Submission Fees

    Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.


    Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.

    After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

    Our Training Partners

    Please note that CSQ funding is not available through our partners.

    Student Testimonials

    The instructor was an absolutely amazing instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivered lectures with detail and a little humour which makes for a perfect learning environment..

    Michael SlorachFormer student

    Engaging. Everyone is part of the learning experience. I received support from everyone. The visual learning was easy to understand and acknowledge. Through their reassurance my motivation held strong throughout the course.

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