Focused Management Education Developing Global Enterprise
  • Level 8, 350 Collins Street
  • Melbourne VIC 3000
  • +61(0)3 8605 4844

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide range of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Participants may include those that aspire to , or work as ;

* Work Health and Safety Officer
* Contribute to Work Health and Safety Committee of Management in any workplace


You have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate IV, however, based on a study commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

* BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
* BSB50215 Diploma of Business

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

After achieving the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety candidates may undertake a the pathway Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) or a qualification in a specialist area within the BSB Business Services Training Package such as administration, management or human resources at Diploma level.

‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

* Enterprise based WHS Officer, Coordinator and/or adviser

Course Content

10 units are required for award of this qualification including:

* Five (5) are industry core units
* Five (5) are elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide are 375-570

On successful completion of the following 10 units you will have attained the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
BSBWHS402  Assist with compliance with WHS laws  Core
BSBWHS406  Assist with responding to incidents  Core
BSBWHS405  Contribute to implementing and maintain WHS management systems  Core
BSBWHS403  Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and  participation processes  Core
BSBWHS404  Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control  Core
BSBRES401  Analyse and present research information  Elective
BSBCMM401  Make a presentation  Elective
BSBRSK501  Manage risk  Elective
BSBPMG522  Undertake project work  Elective
BSBWRT401  Write complex documents  Elective

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 10 units, you will be awarded BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Delivery Methods

icon-online  Online

Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

Subscribe to receive our latest news