Offering Info

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

  • National Course Code: BSB41419
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB41419-01V01-21SGR-002

Location – St George

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

22 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

19 Hours per week


20 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

If you would like a career in the Work Health and Safety area, then the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is for you. Designed by industry professionals, this qualification will give you a broad range of practical knowledge and skills, allowing you to provide accurate, valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving workplace safety.

The course covers a range of units of competency including:

  • The implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Assisting with responding to incidents
  • Contributing to WHS hazard identification
  • Risk assessment and risk control
  • Assisting with claims management
  • Rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Assisting with compliance with current WHS regulations
  • Writing complex documents and making presentations

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can lead to a range of career opportunities including Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health and Safety Coordinator and Safety Health and Wellbeing Advisor.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Have you completed year 12 (HSC) or equivalent or 1-2 years experience working in an organisation in a WHS role. This course is delivered in a blended format of workshops and online.
  • In addition you should have good communication skills that will allow you to express your ideas both in writing and verbally, as well as the ability to set and achieve work goals.
  • All students will be be assessed to determine their Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels prior to course commencement.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Monday, 20 January 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm


This is a part time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 20 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, practice and making independent enquiry


This course is designed for individuals who are currently working in WHS or individuals who would like to move into a WHS role within their organisation, or other industry. This is a great course to start your WHS journey or enhance your current WHS expertise. The current legislation and fundamentals of WHS are covered throughout the course and at the completion of the course you will have developed industry relevant skills and experience.

Students will need to spend a minimum 10 hours per week completing structured learning activities and up to an additional 4-6 hours of assessment tasks as per unit of the course timetable. As this is a blended delivery course, course work will be made available to you on Saturday during the workshop and additional course resources and directives will be made available to you on the course moodle. Workshops are scheduled on alternate Saturdays throughout the delivery period. You will be provided with a delivery schedul/timetable so that you can see when the workshops are scheduled well in advance. If you are unable to attend a campus workshop, all information and activities are posted on the moodle for you to access, although it is highly recommended you attend all of the workshop to take advantage of the practical application of the learning, collaboration with other learners and your industry expert, the teacher. Furthermore, there are a number of practical demonstration of skills, assessment activities you will need to complete during the workshop and you will need to be in attendance to do these at select workshops during the course delivery. We will also be assessing your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at the commencement of the course to identify and additional support strategies we may need to implement and you may need to engage in to succeed in the course. Our goal is to ensure you are supported in the best way we can.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • acces to a computer with reliable internet connection and have the skills to use basic features of microsoft office such as: word, excel and powerpoint.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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