BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Who will benefit from this course?

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 reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well- developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

To be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully demonstrate competency in the five core units, plus five electives (total ten units). The units delivered within this program are:

Code Unit Core/Elective
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws Core
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes Core
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management Core
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems Core
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response Core
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors Elective
BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents Elective
BSBCMM411 Make presentations Elective
BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • HR Professional
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • HSR Representative

The Business School
Suites 9-11, 95-97 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022

We have a modern facility in the heart of Bondi Junction, a transport and shopping hub and just 10 mins from Bondi Beach! The brand new campus has been expertly fit-out with a focus on student experience. Each classroom has a smart TV and a desktop computer networked for trainers, air-conditioning, and excellent lighting. Students will have access to brand new computers, WIFI, a library, a kitchenette (current restrictions, see Covid Message below), modern classrooms, study areas and friendly expert staff.  The campus sits above Bondi Train Station and Bus Terminal on level two of the Meriton Suites Accommodation building.

The program is delivered over a period of fourty-two (42) weeks. The program is a self- paced, external study supported by a course introduction/tutorial preparation (2 days) and ten (10) x three (3) day class tutorials. (The total number of scheduled days the student will attend face to face sessions is thirty-two (32). Each tutorial session will be eight (8) hours in duration. The student is encouraged to complete the entire program within the recommended fourty-two (42) week timeframe. The student may discuss extensions of the program duration or completing this program in less time with a TBS facilitator or staff member.

The tutorial sessions can be a combination of Monday-Friday or Saturday- Sunday. These days are also negotiable with different learner cohorts.

The exact course timetable dates for tutorials will be provided in the pre-course letter sent to students upon enrolment.

Students should be able to read and write English at approximately year 12 level.

Students must have access to:

  • A laptop or tablet (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • A dedicated email address (if student is using a workplace email, they should consult with employer/workplace for appropriate approvals)
  • Suitable Web Browser
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Latest Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
  • Office equipment and resources
  • Workplace personnel (At least 2 people)
  • Workplace documentation, – Policies and Procedures, organisational strategic and marketing plans, position descriptions
  • Risk management tools/templates as used in your workplace if they exist, otherwise the RTO will provide tools/templates such as Risk Assessments/Matrix, Hazard checklists, Risk Registers, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Incident Reports

The Business School Pty Ltd has identified that students will already hold fundamental knowledge and demonstrate key skills that are integral to completing the training program within the described time frame. TBS acknowledges students must be suited to the training program in which they enrol and be given the best opportunity for a positive vocational outcome. TBS will collect documents and evidence to identify and confirm prior skills and knowledge and to ensure the student is suited to this program of study.

Prior to accepting a student’s enrolment, The Business School Pty Ltd may:

  • Have students complete ten (10) questions designed to assess:
    • Prior skills and knowledge relevant to leadership and management
    • Work/Life balance to undertake self-paced study
      • Aptitude for further training
    • Access to email/internet/social media
  • Conduct a Language Literacy and Numeracy test (if required Only)

The student will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours of their acceptance into the training program and further documents may be requested such as position description/duty statement/letter of appointment, CV, and any other certificates or qualifications held.

Face to Face Training and Assessment Days

Face to face training days are at six (6) weekly intervals and support the unit of competency the students are allocated to study during that period. Training and Assessment days will include:

  • Training and tuition
    • DVDs, Powerpoint presentation
  • Practical examples
  • Revision
  • Support to complete Portfolios (case studies)
  • Opportunities for questions, answers and feedback
  • Underpinning knowledge assessment-Questions
  • Direct Observation/Practical assessment presentation as required


Between training and assessment days students will be required to complete the following in their own time:

  • Research and study in accordance with the student workbook to meet the requirements of the program
  • Study and prepare for the underpinning knowledge-Questions assessment. This will be completed in a supervised environment, without assistance
  • Complete and submit the Portfolio (Case study) assessment
  • Take part in the preparation for the practical assessment
  • Take part in the email communications network


The Business School Pty Ltd trainers and assessors will will keep in contact with students on a regular and ongoing basis. This communication will encourage students to interact with each other and will include discussion, comments and feedback on (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Current events related to business administration and innovation
  • Current events that impact on society and the responsibilities of business practitioner
  • New innovations relevant to team leaders
  • Cultural and social information relevant to the corporate sector


Students should consider the six (6) weeks allocated to study the assigned unit of competency as a deadline for completion of the study phase and be prepared for the assessment of the unit of competency.

Student Support

The Business School trainers and assessors, administrative and management staff are here to help you and can provide a range of student support services.

What Resources will be provided?

  • Students are provided with:
  • Course introduction
  • Student study guide
  • Student study guide to include:
    • Additional research and reference sources
    • Recommended reading texts
    • Relevant websites
  • Assessment material

Can I get credit for previous life or work experience?

You may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer or National Recognition. See the Student Handbook for further information or contact us. The procedure is the same for all qualifications we offer.


  • BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Credit Linking and Articulation Agreements

Southern Cross University AQF Vocational Qualification Credit Linkage arrangements for BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is below.

4 units (48 credit points or 16% of the course) for:

  • Bachelor of Arts (3007099)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (3007244)
  • Bachelor of Art and Design (3007160)
  • Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications (3007084)

2 units (24 credit points or 8% of the course) for:

  • Bachelor of Business (3002100)

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Corporate Enrolments

As a high quality and passionate Registered Training Organisation (RTO), our aim is to be a leader in training and assessment. Our primary strength is our ability to develop bespoke solutions to align with our clients objectives. We have the capability to deliver nationally and dependent upon a client’s request, training may be delivered at in-house venues or for hire training venues that are fully compliant with Occupational Health and Safety/Work, Health and Safety standards and conducive to learning.

Contact us today to discuss a training proposal to meet your specific workplace needs.

Certificate IV in Business

Get your skills or experience recognised with The Business School’s Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and / or partial or total completion of a VET qualification.

Students who believe they have already obtained current skills and knowledge that would otherwise be covered in the qualification / unit of competency for which they intend to attain, should apply for RPL at the time of enrolment. The student’s skills and knowledge will be assessed and validated, and where appropriate, units of competency acknowledged and face-to-face training reduced.

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