Training Services Australia

Research and Apply WHS Legislation

legislation bookletsWho should do this training?

This workshop has been developed for those who need to provide advice in their organisation about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. The course is ideal for those working at the level of a Work Health and Safety officer and forms part of the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Please note that the course is applicable to those operating under the:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984, or
  • Mines Safety and Inspection Act (WA) 1994

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 4 days.

What is the cost?

$950 per person.
The price is for our 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.

Where are the training locations?

Our public workshops are located 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.

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.

Which unit(s) are covered?

BSBWHS402 – Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBRES411 – Analyse and present research information
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

What topics and activities are included?

Day 1

  • The legal and organisational framework for WHS
  • Duties, rights and responsibilities under WHS legislation

Day 2

  • Providing advice on WHS compliance
  • WHS training needs

Day 3

  • Planning your research
  • Gathering research information
  • Organising, analysing and presenting research information

Day 4

  • Planning to write a document
  • Written communication approaches
  • Suggestions for writing well

Is there any pre-course work?

Before attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to:

  • Find out which WHS legislation applies in their workplace
  •  Access and bring a copy of their organisation’s WHS policy
  •  Access and bring a copy of their organisation’s writing style guidelines

What about homework and assessment requirements?

Participants may be required to complete some work at home after each day of the course, in preparation for the following day.

The assessment for this course consists of:

  • Assessment questions and activities to be completed on-course
  • Post-course assessment activities, including (but not limited to):

– Review of workplace for compliance against WHS regulations
– Research and report on organisation’s WHS training needs
– Preparation of memo regarding duty of care, penalties and WHS regulator
– Workplace WHS survey and report

  • Third party report from supervisor confirming practical application of competencies in the workplace


This course forms part of the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. This qualification was superseded by the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety on 30 August 2019, however Training Services Australia is permitted to continue training, assessing and issuing the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety until 29 August 2020. For further information, please contact a TSA Training Advisor.

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for more detailed course information including Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements, RPL and other general advice. 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.