Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


Become Qualified in WHS

Get in the pathway to your WHSO certification

Have you got a keen eye for detail?
Great at recalling information?
Want to be qualified in WHS?

The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed specifically to give you specialised skills and knowledge in areas of WHS implementation, maintenance and response. This course is generally considered the minimum entry point for anyone wanting to work in occupational work, health & safety.

During your training, you will cover a broad range of practical skills and knowledge that will allow you to provide accurate, valid and timely Work Health and Safety (WHS) advice to ensure that everyone’s right to be safe at work is enforced. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in assisting with and responding to incidents, implementing and maintaining WHS consultation, hazard identification, risk assessment and control and assisting with ongoing WHS law compliance.

The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can be funded under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Qualification Initiative* You may also be eligible for RPL allowing you to fast track your qualification.

*Eligibility required, ask us how you can qualify.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally recognised qualification in an in-demand field
  • Mentorship from experienced industry professionals with WHS background
  • Flexible delivery methods to suit both employees and employers
  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • We come to you

Job Prospects

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer
WHS Coordinator

Study Mode

Self-paced online learning

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety provides the skills and knowledge to carry out work, health & safety responsibilities in the workplace. Better still! WHS roles are relevant in almost any workplace in Australia.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Self-paced Learning

Work in your own time, when and how you want! You are in complete control of your goals and your study while, we will provide as much or as little support as you want, you call the shots.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 5 core and 5 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (5)

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

Suggested Elective Units (5)

  • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
  • BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
  • BSBWHS418 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Ensuring your staff have the practical skills in Business is critical to maximising the potential of your team. Our scope of Business qualifications provides foundation-level skills through to advanced and specialised skills in project management and business operations. Plus, with online learning being so accessible, you can ensure your workforce is skilled and competent in-line with your business goals.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers share your background, having worked civil construction for many years, they are current with industry.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Meet your contract training requirements.
  • Onsite training, we come to you.
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer
  • WHS Coordinator
  • Workplace Safety Contact
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • CSQ
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Higher Level Skills General Program 2020/21 Contract)
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022(for the Apprentice Advance+ Higher Level Skills Program 2020/21 Contract)
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Major Projects program 2020/21 Contract).
  • Fee for Service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.



CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in WHS, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This work, health & safety course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.