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BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

National ID: BSB41419 State ID: BER2
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Progress your career in work health and safety.

There is a growing demand for individuals with an existing trade or business qualification to upskill in work health and safety. This combination provides an advantage in securing roles in the mining, construction and manufacturing industries in North West Australia. 

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety has been designed to equip you with the skills to provide advice and assist with improving safety in your workplace. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to: 

  • Develop suitable work health and safety documentation, and present and promote it within your workplace 
  • Comply with work health and safety regulations while supporting the workplace 
  • Collect and analyse workplace safety 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 health and safety concerns 
  • Contribute to managing incidents and return to work arrangements of staff 
  • Assist with managing on-site contractors 

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Report writing and presentation development 
  • Work health and safety legislation, consultation and participation processes 
  • Risk management and incident response 
  • Work health and safety management systems 
  • Contractor compliance 
  • Leadership and management 
  • You wish to extend your knowledge and experience in safety in the context of your current employment  
  • You wish to improve future employment opportunities in safety management through formal training 

This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

There are no formal entrance requirements for this qualification; however, you may have previously completed the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety


National ID Unit title
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


National ID Unit title
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the Workplace
BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Health and safety coordinator 
  • Safety advisor 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)




Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 15 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

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