Certificate IV In Work Health And Safety (BSB41415)

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Develop effective OHS programs and reduce organisational risk.

If you wish to apply for a government subsidised place on this course you must contact Victorian Chamber on 03 8662 5333 or download and complete a Registration form , an eligibility and student declaration form (PDF, 210KB) and a pre-training review and evaluation (PDF, 81KB) . Students commencing courses on or after the 1st January 2015 will need to provide their USI. Download the USI information sheet (PDF, 44KB) . The USI Privacy Notice is also available here. Download USI Privacy Notice.

Why we developed this program

People with specific responsibilities for WHS need to have a level of understanding of their responsibilities and the mechanisms for delivering WHS programs.

This program is suitable for newly promoted OHS staff and is also a pathway for entry into the Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB51315).

Who should attend

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) is suitable for anyone who has the role of a Health and Safety Representative (HSR), Health and Safety Committee Member or an OHS Assistant or Officer who works under the supervision of an OHS Coordinator or OHS Manager.  Is also ideal for existing workers who have a variety of WHS responsibilities and who may require additional WHS knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Enrolment Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, it is highly recommend that participants are employed or otherwise engaged*

* Assessment assistance may be provided if this requirement cannot be met

Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include:

  • BSB30715 Certificate III in WHS or other relevant Certificate III qualifications;
  • Vocational experience in work health and safety roles, without a formal qualification

Pathways to completion of this qualification include:

  • Course attendance and assessment
  • RPL / Credit Transfer for partial or full qualification
  • A combination of the above

Units completed in this program may be credited towards other qualifications through a national recognition process. After achieving this qualification participants may undertake BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Units to be studied are:

  1. BSBWHS402  Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  2. BSBWHS403  Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  3. BSBWHS404  Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  4. BSBWHS405  Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  5. BSBWHS406  Assist with responding to incidents
  6. BSBWHS408  Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  7. BSBWHS510  Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
  8. BSBPMG522  Undertake project work
  9. BSBRES411  Analyse and present research information
  10. BSBWRT401  Write complex documents

Workshop Delivery Schedule

1 day per fortnight over 15 weeks


For the successful completion of this qualification, participants must complete a series of workshops and workplace-based assessment tasks. Assessment tasks must be submitted within twelve months from the last unit delivery date.  Participants should allow approximately 6-8 hours per week to complete the self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

The assessment tasks for the units in this qualification require access to specific WHS documentation and equipment.  The assessment activities will require the application of skills and knowledge:

  • Through conducting and implementing hazard identification, monitoring and control activities in a real workplace environment
  • Through development and implementation of specific plans and tools
  • In consultation and communication

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available upon enrolment.

Course Fees

Full Fee Paying Students 2019
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,100
Non-Member - $3,750

Government Subsidised Places* 2019
2019 Tuition Fee  -  $600

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
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Payment must be received following the approval of your registration form to secure a place in a course. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 

Eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place under the Skill First Program 2018

To be eligible for government subsidised training, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen; AND
  • A resident of Victoria for the duration of the course; AND
  • Aged 18-19 (i.e. under 20) years of age on 1st January in the year of the course commencement; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commencement, and you are enrolling in a qualification that is at a higher level than your highest qualification held (‘upskilling’);

Other eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:

  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses in a calendar year, including if one of the subsidised courses you’re enrolled in is scheduled to commence later in the year;
  • Undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular arrangements

Click here to download (PDF, 41KB)

Pre-Training Review

Part of the enrolment process, Victorian Chamber must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy skills. The Pre-Training Review must:

  1. identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer);
  2. ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills; and
  3. ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each participant

Participants are required to download and complete the Pre-training review and evaluation and submit it together with the Registration Form and any other necessary documents. Feedback will be provided within two weeks from your course Registration being approved.

Download course overview

Course overview (PDF, 1.2MB)

Download a Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook (PDF, 612KB)

Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

Types of citizenship evidence

List of persons authorised to certify copies of original documents

Authorised persons to certify

How to register

Click 'Register' below to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form . If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF, 210KB) .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program should note that they may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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All eligible Government subsidised students in a traineeship or non-traineeship course must have and maintain residency in Victoria for the duration of their course

Melbourne 2 Apr 9 Jul

VCCI, Level 2, 150 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Session Timings

Tue 02 Apr 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 16 Apr 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 30 Apr 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 14 May 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 28 May 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 11 Jun 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 25 Jun 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tue 09 Jul 9:00am to 4:30pm

Ticket Type
Non Member


$3,100.00 (no GST)

$3,750.00 (no GST)

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03 8662 5333

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