Cert IV Work Health & Safety

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) will help you to take that next step in your career.

Whether it be to upskill your existing role or by providing you with a valuable qualification that could be utilised in a range of new employment opportunities.

Certificate IV in WHS is designed for individuals who want to become a qualified WHS assessor, workplace safety officer, WHS representative or those who undertake a role with significant WHS responsibilities such as a business owner, manager, supervisor, team leader.

Who Should Attend?

Certificate IV in WHS is suitable for individuals in a WHS role who may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of 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, advisers, supervisors, managers and facilitators as well as SafeWork NSW inspectors.

Preferred pathways for individuals entering this qualification include Cert III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Cert III qualifications OR vocational experience in WHS roles without a formal qualification.  Pathways from the qualification include Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Smart and Skilled Training

Although Strategic Corporate Training is an approved Smart and Skilled provider, subsidised training is currently not available for this qualification due to the exhaustion of our funding allocation.


Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) qualification requires the successful completion of 10 units of competency - 5 core units and 5 elective units.

Core units:  

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implemention 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:

  • BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work

  • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors

  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

  • BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information

  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations

Strategic Corporate Training has packaged the elective units for the course so that students have the essential knowledge and skills relevant to working in industry-based workplace safety.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer are available to all students. Please contact our Training Admin Team for more information on the RPL pathway and Credit Transfer processes.


Assessment of this qualification is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge and skill to the standard of performance expected in the workplace. A range of assessment methods will be utilised to assess a student’s competency in each unit within the course including group activities, written questions/answers, individual presentation, observation.

Strategic Corporate Training's Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety course is delivered as a blended delivery program which includes classroom training followed by self directed learning by the student. The course delivery utilises Strategic Corporate Training's web-based Learning Portal and so it is essential that students have the ability to use a computer, have fundamental skills using Word and Excel and the ability to touch type using a keyboard.

Training is delivered by our industry expert trainers over five consecutive weekdays which provides an intensive but high impact learning pathway for students. Students can rest assured that our trainers are highly skilled and provide hands-on WHS knowledge relevant to the workplace throughout the course.

Courses are regularly conducted by Strategic Corporate Training via face to face classroom and virtual classroom (Skype). Face to face classroom is delivered at our facility in Thornton NSW, which is easily accessible for individuals from the Hunter Valley, Maitland, Newcastle Region, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Port Stephens and Mid-North Coast areas. Virtual classroom delivery enables students to undertake distance learning in a classroom setting whilst engaging with and being supported by an experienced trainer.

The delivery phase of the course involves interactive classroom training encompassing all elements of the units within the qualification based on the simulation of a workplace-based environment. An interactive classroom provides students with the opportunity to participate in group activities and discussions to best develop their knowledge and skills in WHS. Presentation activities required within the course are conducted during the classroom training.

Students need to have access to a laptop/desktop computer during the training sessions (and for self directed learning) that has Microsoft Office 97 or later (including Word and Excel) and the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader. Reliable internet access is essential for virtual classroom courses.

On successful completion of the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Heath and Safety (WHS) course, students will be able to:

♦ establish and maintain workplace compliance with WHS laws

♦ contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation

♦ contribute to WHS risk management

♦ contribute to implementing a plan for a WHSMS that applies to the role

♦ assist with actions and activities performed in response to workplace incidents

♦ manage WHS implications of activities that facilitate an injured worker’s return to work

♦ manage the WHS implications of using contractors

♦ implement and monitor an organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs

♦ make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training, promotions, etc

♦ gather/organise/analyse/present workplace information using available systems and sources

Although Strategic Corporate Training is an approved NSW Smart and Skilled provider, subsidised training is currently not available for this qualification due to the exhaustion of our funding allocation.