Training Services Australia

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety – BSB41415

certificate iv in work health and safetyWhy choose us?

There is nothing more important than the safety of your employees, contractors and workmates. At Training Services Australia (TSA), our goal is to be the benchmark provider of the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) in both Perth and Australia. When it comes to safety, there are no shortcuts, as our training process ensures that learners are fully equipped to meet workplace requirements.

If you are looking for a qualification for yourself or your staff from a training provider with a reputation for quality and integrity, please contact our friendly and professional training advisers.

Who should do this training?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is suitable for those working in a work health and safety role, for example, Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officers. They are expected to provide leadership and guidance to others regarding WHS matters. Please note that this course has replaced the Cert IV OHS. A number of workplaces have dual safety training roles and, as such, this course is often undertaken in addition to the Cert IV in Training and Assessment

How long does the course go for?

The qualification is typically delivered over 14 days of face-to-face training, conducted in four separate blocks as shown below. In addition to attending the face-to-face training, participants will need to allow time to work on the post-course activities for each course.

What is the cost?

The total cost for attending all four modules of the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is $3,290 per person. However, payment is made on a module-by-module basis, where you only pay for the modules you attend.

This cost is for attendance at public workshops in our Perth office. Special rates can be negotiated for programs conducted by TSA on behalf of our clients, exclusively for their personnel.

Where are the training locations?

The public workshops for the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety are delivered in Perth at our training centre. We can also offer in-house client specific training overseas, throughout regional Australia, and all capital cities around the country.

When is the course available?

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on a date to enrol. In-house private training can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your business as well.

Research and Apply WHS Legislation WHS Communication and Consultation WHS Management Systems and Risk Management Emergency Prevention and Incident Response
$950 (4 Days) $695 (3 Days) $695 (3 Days) $950 (4 Days)
Mar 18 - Mar 21, 2019 Apr 15 - Apr 17, 2019 Apr 1 - Apr 3, 2019 Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2019

Are there any course prerequisites?

No qualifications are necessary to participate in this workshop. However, a reasonable level of reading and writing ability is required, as well as basic computer skills.

Is this course current?

This qualification is current, having replaced the BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety on 25 March 2015.

What are the assessment requirements?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a competency-based qualification. This means that to attain the qualification, students need to do more than just attend the training. They also need to provide evidence that they have understood the training and applied it in the workplace. This requirement means that it’s not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements during the face-to-face training.

Note: As part of the process of checking students’ understanding during the training, and in an attempt to balance the assessment workload, we provide students with opportunities to generate some evidence for assessment during the face-to-face training.

Assessment methods

Students are required to complete a set of assessment tasks for each module they undertake. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required before a credential can be awarded. Examples of the evidence typically requested from students as part of their assessment tasks include:

  • Answers to knowledge-based questions and questions demonstrating the students’ application of the required knowledge
  • Completion of case studies
  • Descriptions by students of how they have responded to various scenarios in the workplace
  • Completion of workplace-based tasks / projects which require students to apply the relevant competencies in the workplace
  • Third party reports from students’ supervisors

Assessment timeframes

The timeframe for completing the assessment for each module is four months. That is, students have four months after attending the training for Module 1 to submit the assessment for Module 1; four months after attending the training for Module 2 to submit the assessment for Module 2, and so on.
Students are encouraged to prioritise completion of their assessments ahead of attending further training, and should space their attendance at each module so that assessments don’t build up.

Extensions to assessment timeframes

TSA acknowledges that work and family pressures can make it challenging for some students to complete their assessments within the designated completion timeframes. Consequently, we provide extensions of up to 3 months where a formal request is received. Additional extensions are sometimes allowed in exceptional circumstances.
TSA does not generally grant extensions of more than 6 months from the original due date of the assessment. Students whose assessments are more than 6 months overdue and who still wish to complete their course may be required to re-attend the course or obtain one-on-one coaching to refresh their knowledge of the course content. Additional fees apply in these situations.

What units are in each module?

To obtain the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety students must complete 10 units made up of:

  • 5 Core units
  • 3 Group A elective units
  • 2 elective units from the Group B elective units list or elsewhere

For full details of the packaging rules, please refer to the website (click here for a link).

Units Selected for Delivery

TSA has selected the following units for delivery as part of its public program.

BSBWHS402 – Assist with compliance with WHS laws (Core unit)

BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information (Elective unit)

BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents (Imported elective unit)


BSBWHS403 – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes (Core unit)

BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships (Imported elective unit)


BSBWHS405 – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems (Core unit)

BSBWHS404 – Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (Core unit)


PUAWER002B – Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented (Elective unit)

BSBWHS406 – Assist with responding to incidents (Core unit)

BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation* (Elective unit)

* Learners who have previously completed BSBCMM401 or BSBCMM401A as part of another qualification (e.g., TAE40110 or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) are not required to attend the final two days of Module 4

Adjustments can be made to the above packaging structure to meet the needs of specific clients, although this may affect delivery timeframes and require redevelopment of training and assessment materials.

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for a full qualification outline. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. To get in touch with us about any queries you have regarding the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, or any other courses we offer here in Perth, you can contact us here or call us on (08) 9422 6444.