RTO 91314


Qualification Overview

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety covers a broad range of WHS topics essential in understanding and creating a safe workplace.

Workers with the skills, knowledge and positive attitude towards Work health (WHS) and safety are essential for all businesses as WHS is a legal requirement and it’s good for business.

This qualification is suitable for people who work in or want to work in a Work health and safety role providing leadership and guidance to 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.

This Course Covers

During this course you will learn WHS legislation, how to identify hazards, complete risk assessments and decide on appropriate controls, participating in consultation activities, understanding WHS management systems, responding to incidents and emergency prevention procedures along with many other leadership and WHS skills important in any work environment.

Who Should Do This Qualification?

Clients that would be suited to enrolment in this qualification include individuals who are working in WHS specific roles such as safety officers, safety supervisors, safety advisors etc. For those clients not already working in WHS specific roles, target participants would include those wishing to undertake professional development or move into a dedicated WHS role. Target participants may also include those seeking to upgrade skills and or formalise their skills and knowledge.


 Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, participants are expected to demonstrate some experience within the sector and will be required to demonstrate appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills.


Participants have 12 months to complete all course work, however the timeframe of completion will vary from learner to learner depending on a number of variables including previous experience, skills and knowledge, and computer access.

Units of Competency

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is made up of 10 Units of Competency including 5 Core Units and 5 Elective Units, 2 of which can be imported from other training packages provided they are relevant to the required work outcomes.

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: 
3 units from group A, 2 units from Group A or B or another endorsed training package within the packaging rules


Group A

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

Group B

BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

Alternative options for elective units include:
(note: up to 2 elective units can be selected from Grp A and Grp B or imported from another Cert IV training package provided they are relevant to the work outcome. One of these “imports” can be from a Cert III or Diploma training package. Contact us for further information and to discuss options)


BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

FNSPIM303 Work within the personal injury management sector

PSPINM006 Develop return to work plans

FNSPIM401 Plan and implement rehabilitation and return to work and health strategies

Course Delivery

Procare Learning offers a variety of course delivery options to cater to different learner needs and learning styles.

  • Blended delivery course consisting of 2 face to face workshops and online self-paced learning.

  • Online self-paced learning, purely done online at times that suits the individual learner.

  • In-house, contextualised training to suit individual company needs. This consists of 2 face to face workshops decided on a mutually convenient basis, in conjunction with online self-paced learning.


Should you or your company wish to complete the entire course face to face, contact us at training@procaregroup.com.au to organise a suitable training plan.


Procare Learning currently offers BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety as an online supported course, in-house delivery or Recognition of Prior Learning.


Online delivery


Enjoy the ability to study and learn at your own pace through our online training platform.  Through this option you will be able to access all of your learning materials and assessments, as well as submit your assessments and track your progress through the training platform.  You can study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home at a time that fits around your other commitments. Generally, students would be expected to complete their programme of study in 6-12 months.

In House Courses


Procare regularly facilitates in-house courses to clients within the insurance sector. With the option of in-house training, we are able to come to you and deliver onsite.


For more information on in-house training including minimum numbers and cost please contact the Training team at training@procaregroup.com.au.  Generally, students would be expected to complete their programme of study in 6-12 months.


Recognition of Prior Learning


Recognition of Prior Learning is for those who hold relevant qualifications, have completed relevant training courses and or have current sufficient industry experience.  This would generally be suitable for candidates with at least a year’s experience in a personal injury management role.


The Australian Qualifications Framework defines RPL as:


Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. 


The process will involve an initial assessment of your eligibility for the RPL pathway.  This might include:


  • A discussion over the phone or face-to-face regarding your current role, experience, knowledge and skills

  • Review of evidence/documents such as your resume and/or other qualifications or training.

  • Language, literacy and numeracy testing (if required).


Once your suitability for RPL has been assessed you will be required to complete an RPL kit and provide evidence that can help demonstrate the knowledge and skills required by the qualification. Once you have submitted your portfolio of evidence, your RPL assessor will more than likely need to contact you to discuss how you have applied your skills and knowledge in the workplace.


Course Assessment                                                             

If you are undertaking the course online or in-house training, you will be required to submit the assessment tasks to your assessor or via the online learning platform.  To achieve the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety learners will need to be found competent in 10 required units of competency, including 5 core units and 5 elective units.


If you are following the RPL pathway, once the RPL kit is completed and submitted with required, sufficient evidence, a Procare Group assessor will assess the submission and send the learner the corresponding feedback.


Full Qualification: $1,200*
Individual Unit: $140
Full RPL: $950
RPL Assessment: $150**
RPL Individual Unit: $100


*Contact us to discuss payment options

** Assessment fee is deducted from RPL costs if applicant is deemed eligible and proceeds with RPL.

RTO 91314

Tel. (02) 9086 8000

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