BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety



TOTAL: $990.00


TOTAL: $1,090.00 over 3 months
Initial Payment: $322
Succeeding Payments: $128 X 6 fortnightly payments

Units of Competency


Course Access

12 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri),
9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Assessments Marked

Within 5 business days

Course Requirements

  • Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Access to an internet connection

Delivery Mode

100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer Support


Learning and assessment options

Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace


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The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills relevant to the health and safety programs of the workplace. They may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify health and safety risks within the workplace, assist in planning, implementing and monitoring processes to ensure healthy and safe working conditions within any organisation, business or industry sector.

Career Opportunities

  • Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • WHS Officer
  • Work Cover Trainer and Assessor

We provide you with twelve (12) months to complete this course. How long it actually takes will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed within 15 – 20 hours of study per unit. It may take you less time, it may take you more. That is why we give you twelve (12) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify or confirm research requirements and objectives
  • gather, organise and present workplace information and data
  • update, modify, maintain and store information
  • maintain and handle data and documents systematically and securely
  • prepare and produce reports including:
    • recommendations based on the analysis of information
    • clear and justified assumptions and conclusions
    • use of efficient, valid and reliable methods
  • use Boolean operators and other search tools
  • analyse, evaluate and interpret data to support organisational activities

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • organisational systems for recordkeeping/filing, including security procedures
  • organisational policies and procedures and legal and ethical obligations relating to workplace information
  • concepts related to research and analysis including reliability and validity
  • techniques for data analysis and how they are applied
  • research processes and strategies to identify new sources (online and print) of information and to use them most efficiently and effectively

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • implement continuous improvement systems and provide mentoring and coaching support to enable individuals and teams to participate in decisions, take responsibility, show initiative and implement improvement processes
  • implement processes to inform team members about savings and productivity/service improvements achievements
  • communicate effectively to support the continuous improvement system and implementation of improvements
  • apply continuous improvement to customer services including internal and external customers
  • implement, monitor and adjust improvement plans, processes and procedures to improve performance
  • document performance to identify further opportunities for improvement
  • manage records and reports within the organisation's systems and procedures

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • continuous improvement processes
  • typical areas of need for coaching and mentoring to support continuous improvement
  • how change management techniques can support continuous improvement and initiative
  • the organisation's systems and data that can be used for benchmarking and monitoring performance for continuous improvement

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • plan, draft and finalise complex documents that require review and analysis of a range of information sources
  • use business technology to apply formatting, and incorporate graphics
  • edit the draft text to ensure accuracy and clarity of information, obtain feedback on the draft and revise the draft, apply the enterprise style guide/house style

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • enterprise style guide/house style
  • formatting styles and their impact on formatting, readability and appearance of documents
  • rules and conventions for written English, as defined by general and specialist sources

BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • determining current work health and safety (WHS) legal requirements for the workplace
  • providing advice to parties and individuals about current WHS legal requirements for the workplace, including underpinning principles, legal duties, rights and obligations and WHS regulator functions and powers
  • assessing workplace compliance with WHS legislative requirements
  • determining the training needs of individuals and parties in relation to WHS requirements
  • developing and implementing workplace changes in order to achieve WHS legal compliance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties as specified in relevant WHS legislation, and specify the location of relevant information on WHS legislation
  • functions and powers of the relevant WHS regulator and how they are exercised
  • internal and external sources of WHS information, and how to access them
  • objectives and principles underpinning WHS legislation
  • method/s used for:
    • assessing WHS compliance
    • training needs in relation to WHS compliance
    • changes to achieve WHS compliance

BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • explain clearly and accurately to individuals and parties the legal roles, duties, rights and responsibilities of self and others regarding work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes
  • contribute, as appropriate to job role and work area, to:
    • setting up and running WHS consultation and participation processes to ensure that relevant individuals and parties understand and can participate in the processes
    • identifying training needs to support the WHS consultation and participation processes and providing learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate to needs
    • communicating information and data about WHS consultation and participation processes
    • identifying barriers to effective WHS consultation and participation and developing, implementing and evaluating measures to remove the barriers

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • requirements under WHS legislation and organisational policies and procedures for consultation and participation processes and the individuals and parties who need to participate
  • possible barriers to the implementation and effectiveness of WHS consultation and participation processes and strategies to remove them
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them
  • training requirements for individuals and parties necessary for effective WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify and interpret information and data about work health and safety (WHS) requirements and apply it to the selection and application of techniques, tools and processes for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and the development of a risk control plan
  • contribute to documenting and evaluating risk management processes
  • communicate about WHS requirements and compliance with a range of people
  • comply with WHS requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • identify WHS duty holders and their duties

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • WHS risk management (hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control) requirements specified in:
    • WHS Acts and regulations
    • WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • the difference between hazards and risks in the work context
  • a range of common workplace hazards, the harms they may cause and how these harms are caused
  • how risk assessment and controls can eliminate or minimise risks
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them

BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy
  • planning the Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) to incorporate return-to-work and injury management procedures and other elements relevant to the work area
  • communicating and explaining WHS policy and the WHSMS to others to facilitate their contribution in developing, implementing and evaluating the systems
  • implementing the plan
  • evaluating WHS performance and communicating the outcomes
  • reviewing and improving the WHSMS

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • elements of the organisation’s WHSMS with reference to the relevant commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice and standards
  • regulatory authority WHSMS tools, standards and guidance material and explain how they apply to the work area
  • importance of effective return-to-work and injury management in a WHSMS
  • limitations of a WHSMS, problems with WHSMS implementation and possible negative effects on WHS
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems and how they apply to the work area

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identifying Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements and duty holders in relation to responding to WHS incidents
  • communicating relevant WHS requirements clearly and accurately to individuals and parties
  • providing first aid according to workplace procedures and processes
  • reporting, notifying and documenting incidents, and meeting legislative requirements
  • obtaining information about incidents using appropriate data collection techniques
  • investigating incidents and communicating and implementing recommendations from investigations

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • hierarchy of control and considerations for choosing between different risk controls including possible inadequacies of particular risk controls
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access
  • organisation's WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems relevant to own job role or work area that relate to WHS incidents and accidents including initial response and first aid, investigations and reporting
  • role of duty holders in responding to incidents

BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identifying regulatory requirements and standards that apply to monitoring of physical agents and/or conditions relevant to work health and safety (WHS)
  • identifying the context of measurements to be undertaken including:
    • which physical agents and/or conditions will be measured and their characteristics
    • where the measurements will be taken
    • area or space available
    • movements of people and equipment, tasks or activities being undertaken, number of persons occupying area and other factors that may impact on the sampling or data-collection processes
    • physical features of equipment, such as emitting sources
  • preparing for and collecting workplace WHS data and information including:
    • selecting and calibrating appropriate equipment and selecting appropriate scale
    • defining a sampling process and plan
    • performing tests
    • correct preparation, use, maintenance, cleaning storage and if required disposal of equipment
  • consultation and communication with individuals and parties about the requirements, purpose and nature of the monitoring
  • interpreting and evaluating results of monitoring including calculations using appropriate units of measurement, logarithmic scales, decimals and order of magnitude relevant to making and interpreting measurements and measurement error
  • preparing and presenting clear and logical reports that are appropriate to purpose of report and the target audience
  • keeping records that meet regulatory requirements
  • seek expert advice, support and equipment as required
  • ensure own safety during monitoring process

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • typical physical agents and/or conditions relevant to WHS including:
    • biological agents, such as insects, mites and bacteria
    • electricity
    • fibres, dusts and particulates
    • fumes, mists, gases and vapours
    • heat and humidity
    • light
    • noise
    • radiation, including ionising, non-ionising and laser
    • vibration
  • aspects of WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice and standards that are relevant to measuring physical agents and/or conditions and how they apply to the organisation
  • the mode of action of common physical, biological and chemical agents on the body and how they produce discomfort or harm
  • the characteristics, mode of action and units of measurement for major hazard types
  • environmental conditions that impact on measurements
  • types of measuring and monitoring equipment and techniques for correct and safe use including limitations on use and output, calibration, adjustment, maintenance and any in-built alarms

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • define the parameters of the project including:
    • project scope
    • project stakeholders, including own responsibilities
    • relationship of project to organisational objectives and other projects
    • reporting requirements
    • resource requirements
  • use project management tools to develop and implement a project plan including:
    • deliverables
    • work breakdown
    • budget and allocation of resources
    • timelines
    • risk management
    • record keeping and reporting
  • consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to generate input and engagement in planning, implementing and reviewing the project
  • provide support to team members to enable them to achieve deliverables and to transition them as appropriate at completion of the project
  • finalise the project including documentation, sign-offs and reporting
  • review and document the project outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • project management tools and how they contribute to a project
  • types of documents and other sources of information commonly used in defining the parameters of a project
  • processes for identifying and managing risk in a project
  • organisation’s mission, goals, objectives and operations and how the project relates to them
  • organisation’s procedures and processes that are relevant to managing a project including:
    • lines of authority and approvals
    • quality assurance
    • human resources
    • budgets and finance
    • record keeping
    • reporting
  • legislative and regulatory context of the organisation in relation to project work, including work health and safety (WHS) requirements


There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • To meet technical requirements

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Monitor w/ at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 1.5Mbps
  • Valid personal email address
  • Sound card
  • Speakers and microphone/headset
  • Access to a webcam, photocopier, printer & scanner
  • The latest version of Java, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
  • Word processing software e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date web browser version

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfill your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile.

The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style.

To support you in your study we provide:

Personal course induction
A Student Support Officer will personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Live chat
Instant support available by a trainer whilst you are studying 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat to Sun).

Contact us form
Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions
You can book an appointment with your personal trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual Classroom sessions
This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Help and Support
A section on your sauceLMS dashboard with useful links including FAQs.

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