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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

BSB41415 Cost: $990.00 Blended Delivery Face to Face and Pre-Course Self StudyNRTColLogo website1

           $690.00 Online Only

           $495.00 RPL

To book your place, please click on the preferred course date below

Enrolment Dates and To Book a Course

Submit a deposit (minimum $300) and enrolment form to the Academy, along with your results for the following online assessment - LLN online assessment. The Academy will send you a code to access this assessment.

The Academy will send you a code to access this assessment.

As this is a self-paced course, you can start any time. A representative will contact you to confirm your enrolment and arrange an initial phone interview.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This course is offered via distance learning.Aims & Objectives The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety aims to give students:

  • application of the current WHS Act, its regulations, Codes of Practice and Advisory Standards
  • an outline of the consequences of exposure to health hazards at work
  • an understanding of the skills required to recognise and evaluate health and safety hazards in the workplace
  • an understanding of the skills required to administer various work health and safety functions including planning, policy development participation and ethics

Entry Requirements

Pathways (articulation)

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency; however, candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at certificate level, including:

  • after achieving the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualification; or
  • providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the BSB30715 Certificate III in work Health and Safety; or
  • with extensive vocational experience in work health and safety roles

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • health and safety representative
  • health and safety committee member
  • health and safety assistant

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Time Frame and Study Options

This accredited course can be completed in one (1) year of self-paced learning. It is recommended that you plan to complete a unit per month. Participants may complete their assignments earlier than this as this is qualification is a self-paced program. Unlimited support by email and phone is available.

Course Content

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is made up of five (5) core units and five (5) elective units:

Core Units

  • BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 - Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • BSBWHS405 - Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a WHS management system
  • BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS407 - Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace mentoring processes
  • BSBWHS410 - Contribute to worker health and wellbeing measures and initiatives
  • BSBWHS510 - Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

Course Delivery

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, delivered via flexible delivery mode, has been designed for students who want to fast track their study towards a qualification, with the flexibility of studying in their own time, at their own pace, without the need to attend classes.
This course requires independent work from the student. If you choose to do the course by online flexible delivery you are choosing not to attend these classes. But you will still need to do the equivalent amount of independent study and research to reach the same outcomes.
Assignments have recommended deadline dates and students are highly encouraged to complete assignments by those dates, so they do not fall behind.
Students will receive a package containing the study material, assignment details and research references. Students will then work through the study guide and submit assignments within 12 months.
This course is a mixture of self-paced study and the option of attending non-compulsory classes in Toowoomba. Students must complete all units within 12 months from commencement of course. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who feel they have gained skills through formal or informal education and training, work experience or life experience, may be eligible to apply for RPL for each unit.
To access RPL documents and to find out more about the RPL process for the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety please contact the Academy.

A Credit Transfer is when a student applies for a credit for a unit they have previously completed elsewhere. Credit Transfers are only issued if the unit is an exact match. When applying for a credit transfer, the applicant must attach a certified copy of the previous qualification, including a transcript of the course that sites the exact unit for which they are applying.

Career Opportunities

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

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

The Academy’s commitment to our Learners

The Academy of Career Training is responsible for delivering training and assessment in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. When you finalise payments and complete all course work and assessments, then The Academy of Career Training will issue the AQF Certificates or Statements of Attainment. If the Academy closes or ceases to deliver any part of this course, then we will make arrangements to transfer your assessments and course work to another Registered Training Organisation so that you can complete your qualification, or we will refund your full fees.


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