BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Objectives

This Qualification may be suitable for experienced personnel within the security industry with a background in site supervision and members of the security industry who are fulfilling Safety Coordinator roles within their organisation, and wish to complete the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification is the one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the security industry.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety leadership and risk management skills with the process for the development and implementation of safe working method statements.

Participants in this program will gain practical skills and strategies to effectively and independently manage safety hazards, and provide specialist advice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and skills to manage injury risk
  • A method to clearly and effectively communicate risk, and
  • A feedback system to assess and respond to performance
  • Use OHS laws and regulations for  evidence to support  workplace OHS requirements;
  • Collect, analysis and present OHS data;
  • Identify hazards  and  assess  risks  on  domestic  and  commercial  building  sites  and  establish  appropriate  control measures for  these hazards;
  • Consult with management, subcontractors and workers  on OHS concerns;
  • Contribute to effective communication of OHS information, techniques and procedures  to other team members;
  • Demonstrate leadership when addressing OHS issues  in the workplace;
  • Assist and ensure workplace emergencies are responded to effectively; and
  • Implement continuous improvement strategies on OHS issues..

Designed For

This is a flexible option for people interested in taking on Work Health and Safety (WHS) duties in the workplace, those interested in an entry point into a career in safety or those who wish to invest in their career progression.

Prerequisites Stipulated By The RTO

  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification
  • Recommended to have completed BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety, or CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations; or equivalent

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.

Course Structure

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Course Outline

10 units must be completed (5 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
  • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
  • BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Please contact the RTO for any changes in Electives that you may wish to make to suit your training requirements.

How Is The Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered over a minimum of 16 weeks, with class attendance of 16 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery.

An initial 16 days of classroom attendance is required to commence the course; this is for those who are not seeking to RPL any units of competency; this is to deliver the initial course content. There is a requirement for students to undertake unsupervised learning in the developing the Security and Risk Management plan and ensure that supervised hours are being met.

Nominal training hours for this Qualification equals to 425 hours, which is broken down into 128 hours of supervised instruction and 297 hours of unsupervised activities in the development of an Site Safety Plan which will form part of WHSMS

We understand that you may lead a high stress and fast paced life regardless of the industry you are currently in, so this course is delivered and completed by two methods; face to face of one day per week and a self-paced development of a final project throughout the course.

A training and assessment diary may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face to face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from where ever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in this course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in the Work Health and Safety space or related fields. If you have over 1 years experience fulfilling a OHS supervisory role, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Safety officer
  • Work Health and Safety officer
  • Work Health and Safety coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Committee member
  • Work Cover Trainer and Assessor


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or
  • BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Course Fees

Fee for service: Online Course – $600; Face to face – $900; ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $600 ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $80 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new executive career so we have made available PAYMENT PLANS to enable a swift start!

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Cancellation policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

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Online Course Cost: $600