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 TSA, our goal is to be the benchmark provider of the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety in Australia. When it comes to safety, there are no shortcuts and 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 advisors.

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 with regard to WHS matters. Please note that this course 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 $3290 per person.  However, payment is made on a module-by-module basis.  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 Training Services Australia on behalf of our clients, exclusively for their personnel.

Training Services Australia has been contracted to offer this qualification via an Existing Worker Traineeship. This is available to existing full or part time employees that are Australian residents and can demonstrate a significant link between their job role or future job role and the qualification (other eligibility criteria may apply). The employer is entitled to claim a payroll tax exemption for the employee for duration of the qualification up to a maximum of 2 years. In WA payroll tax is usually remitted on a monthly basis and is equal to 5.5% of an employee’s gross income including superannuation. This means that if an employee earning $80,000 including superannuation undertook the qualification over 12 months the employer would save $4,400 in payroll tax.

Where are the training locations?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and safety public workshops are delivered in Perth at our training centre. We can also offer in-house client specific training overseas, throughout regional Australia as well as all capital cities including Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

When is the course available?

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

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)
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2017
Mar 6 - Mar 9, 2018
Jun 11 - Jun 14, 2018
Dec 18 - Dec 20, 2017
Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2018
Jun 25 - Jun 27, 2018
Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2018 Dec 11 - Dec 14, 2017
Apr 3 - Apr 6, 2018

Are there any course pre-requisites?

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 in order 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 is 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, TSA provides 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 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 do not build up.

Extensions to assessment timeframes

Training Services Australia recognises 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

Training Services Australia 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. Additionally you can email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444