Certificate IV WHS


BSB41419 - Certificate IV Work Health and Safety

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of occupational health and safety across all a broad range of industries in Australia. It is relevant to supervisors, Health and safety representatives, safety officers and those are involved in the management of occupational risk. The Certificate IV is considered the minimum qualification required for anyone wishing to work within the field of occupational health and safety.

What you'll learn in the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety

This course will take you through the aspects of work health and safety from start to finish. You will be learning the key components and concepts of work health and safety processes and procedures.

Through the Certificate IV you will develop your skills in drafting emergency plans, assisting with compliance of WHS laws, assisting with responding to incidents, and implementing and maintaining WHS management systems.

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How will this course help me?

Upon successful completion of 10 chosen units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety (BSB41415). The Certificate IV Work Health and Safety is highly regarded as the industry standard in the recognition of those who have demonstrated the ability to work effectively within a WHS environment.

Participants will undertake learning to sharpen their skills (as per key skills section) as well as the opportunity to apply WHS concepts to work-based situations.  This will provide participants with the skills they need to work as effective WHS team members as well as the confidence to apply them in a practical setting.

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How Would You Like To Qualify As A Work Health and Safety Officer?


Come to a practical and engaging workshop. Build connections and networks with other like minded professionals and find out how projects operate across different industries.


Our online Certificate IV Work Health and Safety course is a great choice for learners wanting the flexibility to learn at their own pace in the comfort of their own space.

Prior Experience

If you've been working in projects you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This is a way for experienced people to fast track the qualification.

Looking for customised Corporate Training?

Scope is experienced at designing custom learning experiences and has partnered with businesses of all shapes and sizes across a range industries.

A Certificate IV Work Health and Safety can be created and delivered customised to your organisation.

This will include integrating your values, policies, processes, frameworks as well using examples based on your industry.

Companies we’ve worked with include

Certificate IV Work Health and Safety Units


BSBWHS412 – Assist with 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


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

BSBPMG409 – Apply project scope management techniques

BSBMGT401 – Show leadership in the workplace

Looking for different units?  Contact our team and we can discuss what other units may be available as well as if your previous experience can reduce the course requirements.

How long will it take to complete?

The great thing with competency based training is that completion of a course is based on your ability to demonstrate your ability to perform to industry standard.  This allows you to complete at your own pace.

There are no exams in the course, it is very practical and based upon things you’re going to face in a project environment.

We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety Practice over a one year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months.  During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. 

Give us a call, email, use the chat or whatever is easiest and we can give you an estimate based on your situation as well as how your experience may help you complete faster.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements into the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety Practice.  If you have a computer and an internet connection you’re set.

Having said that we believe that learning is most valuable when applied.  So it’s best to have a workplace or previous which you can use to apply your learning.

Our model isn’t geared for those coming straight out of school and find that most of our students come from one of two paths.

Ideally participants should hold a Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.  However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc.  Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a project role.   

Many students enter this qualification without holding an existing qualifications. As the programs are designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry.  In regards to the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety Practice, this may include but not limited to experience within a project environment, or another technical field, this may be either as a team member, supervisor or leading hand.

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What jobs can I get with a Certificate IV Work Health and Safety?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the health and safety environment, including specific positions as a Health and Safety Coordinator, Advisor or Representative. Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.

Job Roles include: Work Health and Safety Officer/coordinator, safety advisor, WHS representative, Health and Safety representative, return to work coordinator Health and Safety Advisor

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26 Responses

  1. Hi Cherine,

    Yes the Cert IV WHS is available online, as an online student you are given full access to your consultant during your studies. Further information will be sent across to your email.

    Have a great day

  2. Thank you for the enquiry Anne. This course is $1750 as a workshop (as at January 2017) and the next workshop is scheduled in Perth for 29 May – 1 June 2017.

  3. Good day,

    I would like to inquire about the Certificate IV Work Health & Safety BSB41415. I have about 14 years professional experience in HSE and have numerous qualifications (Diploma and certificate levels) from the UK and South Africa. I am currently completing a Msc from a UK university. I am moving out to Aus. by the end of year and would like to undertake this course through RPL. Can you please provide me some information regarding the costs of the course through RPL please.

  4. Sure, we have sent some information across on both the Cert IV WHS and the RPL process. We normally commence with a bit of pre-qualification to ensure you would be a good candidate for RPL. Judging by your experience I think you should be fine, however this decision is made by a Health and Safety consultant. It’s pretty painless and can be performed from a CV etc. I have included the details in my email.

  5. Hi Lee, Yes you can study the BSB41415 qualification online from overseas. We have sent you en email with some more details. Looking forward to working with you.

  6. Hi,

    I have recently relocated here as a Permanent Resident and currently work as a Correctional Officer. I have reviewed the prospects of working as a WHS professional and have thus decided to enroll. Can you provide via mail the course structure, cost implication and duration? The plan is to use this as a compliment to my Lead External Auditor Certification ISO 9001.

    Furthermore, can you advise if there is any other information that may be of great benefit in this career pathway?

  7. Hi Jordan,
    We are getting information to you right away. The online course can be started at any time with up to 12 months to complete. Looking forward to working with you.

  8. Hi There

    I have 10 years plus experience in the H&S field with a BTec degree in Safety management. i would also like to see more information regarding the RPL route if possible?
    what would be the easiest, quickest and most cost effective method for me to follow to obtain this certificate?


  9. Thanks Eugene,

    Glad the info was useful. RPL does have a bad rep, but for people with experience it should be a consideration. It’s essential to bust the myth that it’s easier attending a workshop than going through the recognition of prior learning process. RPL works really well and is the most efficient process for suitable candidates- thanks for raising the question.

  10. Comment *
    Good Day. I would like to look into ways I can achieve this particular unit : BSBWHS408 – Assist with effective WHS management of contractors. Please let me know if I can do this as a stand-along unit. Can I have options of online class or RPL.

  11. Hi Angeline,
    Thank you for your enquiry.
    You can certainly do the BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors as a stand-alone unit. I will send some additional information through to your email.
    Have a great day!
    Scope Training Team.

  12. Hi there,

    I have no OHS experience but would like to study this to give me more opportunities in the future. I have a workplace but it would be hard to complete practical activities at work. Am I still able to do this?


  13. Hi Dylan,
    Thank you for your enquiry. You are definitely eligible to complete the Certificate IV in WHS. I have sent you an email separately with some more details regarding the practical activities and your workplace.
    Have a great day!
    Scope Training Team

  14. Hi Dylan, you can definitely complete this course: we can provide scenarios where required.
    I will send you further course information.
    Happy New Year and have a great day!

  15. Hi Ajit – apologies for the delayed response:
    We have students all over the world studying with us!
    I will email you all the relevant information and pricing.

  16. Comment *Is this course offered as a classroom based course rather than online? If so, what is the cost and next scheduled dates?
    Thank you.

  17. Hi Sharyn – unfortunately we’re only doing WHS through online study only at this stage.
    I’ve just sent you an email with some of the details, let us know if you have any other questions!

  18. Hey Conor, we’ve just sent you an email with all of the details – keep an eye out for it!

  19. Thanks for reaching out Lauren!
    We’ve just sent you a little info pack on the course details for online learning and the RPL pathway.
    Let us know if you’ve got any questions!

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