Cert IV Work Health & Safety

To minimise the risk of widespread community transmission of COVID-19,  Strategic Corporate Training is currently conducting this course in a virtual classroom setting which is still facilitated by our highly experienced trainers.  This delivery method involves the student utilising Skype from home/work to participate in the classroom training and will ensure that they are not subjected to any additional exposure risks to themselves or others.  For more details, talk to our Training Admin Team on 1300 153 249 or via email at admin@strategicservices.com.au.

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.

Subsidised Training Available

Strategic Corporate Training is an approved Smart and Skilled provider for Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety where the fees are subsidised by the NSW Government, which significantly reduces the cost of achieving this qualification.  See below for more information on Smart and Skilled.

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) qualification requires the completion of 10 units of competency - 5 core 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 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 Admin Team for more information on the RPL pathway and Credit Transfer processes.


Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills.  A range of assessment methods will be utilised to assess competence in each unit within the course including group activities, projects, written questions, presentation, observation etc.

Strategic Corporate Training's Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety course is delivered as a blended delivery program which includes classroom training followed by self directed learning by the student. 

Courses are regularly conducted 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.

Training is delivered over 5 days and is facilitated by our industry expert trainers who provide high impact learning for all students.

The delivery phase involves interactive classroom training encompassing all elements of the units of competency within the qualification. Some assessment tasks are completed during the classroom training. This phase is followed by independent studies where students consolidate their understanding and complete the remaining assessment tasks.  Students have 6 calendar months to course complete.

Students need to bring a laptop computer to classroom training that has Microsoft Office 97 or later (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader. A computer with these specifications and internet access is required during self-directed learning at home/work.

On completion of our 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

Strategic Corporate Training is an approved provider under the Smart and Skilled program for subsidised training for Certificate IV in Work Heath and Safety. 

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Under the Smart and Skilled funding, we can offer NSW residents (including employer sponsored students working in NSW) access to subsidised training which significantly reduces the cost of achieving a qualification. 

A student's eligibility is not affected if they have previously completed a vocational education and training qualification.

Find out more at Smart and Skilled.