BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

This is a fast-track course designed for those who already have some WHS workplace experience as the course is delivered over 5 days. Ideally recommended for anyone undertaking a WHS role such as Safety Officers, Managers, Supervisors, HR Specialists, Engineers, Environmental Officers and Emergency Response Personnel.

This course aligns with the Construction Safety Competency Framework to meet the training requirements for nominated supervisors working on government funded infrastructure projects.

The Construction Safety Competency Framework resulted from a project undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC). This industry led project identified Safety Critical Position holders and 39 Safety Management Tasks (SMTs) aligned to these positions. Completion of all 10 units of our Certificate IV WHS incorporates all 39 SMTs and stimulates discussion for participants on how to integrate this framework into their existing company strategies.

Download a copy of the Construction Safety Competency Framework from the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc).

“Certificate IV WHS was the best course I have attended in years and really helped in my work role. Small groups allowed for personal interaction, facilitated by experienced trainers with extensive knowledge across diverse industry sectors.”

Feedback on Best Aspects of this Course:

  • Doing many of the assessment tasks in class.
  • Folder was useful plus Acts and Regulations.
  • Trainer was articulate, well organised and made it relevant. Great delivery.
  • Real life case studies.
  • Group discussions and sharing of experiences.
  • Group activities in a comfortable environment.

Certificate IV WHS Course Details

Core Units:

  • ­ BSBWHS402: Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • ­ BSBWHS404: Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment & risk control activities
  • ­ BSBWHS405: Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS management systems
  • ­ BSBWHS403: Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • ­ BSBWHS406: Assist with responding to incidents

Elective Units:

  • ­ BSBCMM401: Make a presentation
  • ­ BSBWHS408: Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • ­ PUAWER002B: Promote innovation in a team environment
  • ­ BSBWRT401: Write complex documents- Self Paced
  • ­ BSBRES401: Analyse and present research information - Self Paced


Course fee includes course materials, refreshments, morning tea and lunch each day. Free off street parking is available.

Please note that a reduced fee may be applicable to some participants through the NSW Government Smart & Skilled (S&S) entitlement. Your eligibility will be assessed after registration.


The program is delivered face to face over 5 days plus some self-paced workplace assessments. Candidates must have access to a work environment in order to complete the workplace based assessments.

Award and Recognition

Successful completion of each unit results in a Statement of Attainment. Successful completion of all ten units results in being awarded the National Unit of Competency: BSB41415.  Qualification is issued by Health and Safety Advisory Service P/L - RTO91141.


Learners should have analytical skills to identify hazards, to assess risks in the work area and review data relating to monitoring and evaluating incidents, environmental issues and the effectiveness of risk-control measures. Learners require adequate literacy skills to comprehend documentation, interpret WHS requirements and write reports. Learners should also have appropriate communication skills and would benefit from a workplace mentor able to provide support throughout the course.


From 1st January 2015, when enrolling in a Nationally Recognised course you will need to obtain and provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number. Certificates cannot be issued until the USI number has been provided.

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Health & Safety Advisory Services RTO 91141