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BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

certificate iv in work health and safety


The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is suitable for those undertaking a full-time health and safety role (such as a Safety Officer or Safety Advisor), who are expected to provide leadership and guidance to others regarding WHS matters. Students will learn to interpret legislation, identify workplace health and safety hazards, assess and control risks and consult with key stakeholders on WHS issues. At Training Services Australia, we believe there is nothing more important than the safety of your employees, contractors and workmates. Our commitment to quality ensures learners are fully equipped to meet the requirements of a modern workplace.

How long does the course go for?

The qualification is typically delivered over 15 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 BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety in Perth is $4200 per person. However, payment is made on a module-by-module basis, where you only pay for the modules you attend.

Special rates can be negotiated for programs conducted by TSA on behalf of our clients, exclusively for their personnel.

Where and 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 Contractor Management Risk Management, Hazardous Chemicals and Incident Response
$1100 (4 Days) $900 (3 Days) $1100 (4 Days) $1100 (4 Days)
Jun 24 - Jun 27, 2024
Sep 16 - Sep 19, 2024
Dec 16 - Dec 19, 2024
Jul 29 - Jul 31, 2024
Nov 4 - Nov 6, 2024
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2024 Oct 28 - Oct 31, 2024

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?

Yes, the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is current and was endorsed on 30 August 2019.  Currency information can be checked here:

What are the qualification packaging rules?

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

  • 5 Core units
  • 5 elective units

For full details of the packaging rules, please click here.

Units Selected for Delivery

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

Research and Apply WHS Legislation

BSBWHS412 – Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws

BSBINS401 – Analyse and present research information

BSBWRT311 – Write simple documents

WHS Communication and Consultation

BSBWHS413 – Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBCMM411 – Make presentations

WHS Management Systems and Contractor Management

BSBWHS415 – Contribute to implementing WHS management systems

BSBWHS418 – Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors

Risk Management, Hazardous Chemicals and Incident Response

BSBWHS414 – Contribute to WHS risk management

BSBWHS431 – Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace

BSBWHS416 – Contribute to workplace incident response

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.

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 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 to help 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.
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.

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.