BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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National Code: BSB41415
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Government funding: Yes Smart and Skilled 

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is vital in all job roles. The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification is designed for front-line managers, supervisors and those with WHS functions. Managers and workers on WHS safety committees, Health and Safety Representatives (HSR), return-to-work co-coordinators and those with Human Resource (HR) functions with safety are highly suited for this course. To get qualified and enhance your job opportunities, the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the perfect practical qualification in safety.

Course Description

The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety course is for you if you currently work, or would like to work, in a WHS (Work Health & Safety) role such as a safety officer, coordinator, adviser, trainer, supervisor or Human Resource (HR) business partner (WHS).

For organisations needing a number of employees to be trained, we can customise the course to include your company’s policies, procedures and workplace case studies. This makes the training highly relevant to your workforce and helps you establish and promote a culture of a safe working environment. Training can be conducted at your site in the Illawarra, Sydney or interstate, or students can join one of our classes in beautiful Kiama, 30 minutes south of Wollongong. Contact us if you are in a regional area and would like us to deliver to your workplace.

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What kind of careers and work could I do?

As an entry level WHS qualification, the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety reflects the roles of workers and managers with key safety functions. Possible job titles and roles relevant to the CIV WHS include a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators:

  • Safety Advisors, Coordinator and Facilitators
  • Supervisor / Frontline manager / team leader
  • Operations Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • WHS officer
  • Human Resource Development WHS business partner
  • WHS Trainer

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; this course is an entry level WHS qualification.

You will need the required Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills to complete the course. If you have completed your HSC, year 12 equivalent or a Certificate III (or trade ticket) you will have the required LLN skills for the course. NTM has a qualified Adult LLN practitioner to customise training and support to successfully complete your training, contact our office for more information.

CIV Work Health and Safety Schedule and Locations

Kiama – Illawarra January 2018

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9am-4pm
Training Dates:  30 January 2018 to 3 April 2018
Duration: 1 Trimester with 12 months to complete
Campus: Kiama
Enrol: Closed – FULL


Flexible start and finishing times are available for those with caring responsibilities.

Where can I study, what locations are available?

NTM has two state-of-the-art training facilities:

Kiama, Illawarra – National Headquarters
unit 1/44 Manning St, Kiama, NSW 2533


Online/Flexible – for those working and/or with caring responsibilities, undertaking the course online is one option.

You chose the way you want to study.

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered face-to-face in our Kiama training rooms with an actual teacher.

What units am I required to complete?

You need to complete 10 units for this BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification, all learning materials and a USB are included in the price. The five core units of the course are:

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

The remaining five electives are chosen for your work roles, job requirements and interest in WHS, common electives include:

  • BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

Smart and Skilled

This course is government subsidised. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident, live or work in NSW, are over 15 and no longer at school, you may be eligible under Smart and Skilled, meaning the course is subsidised by the NSW Government, visit our page here. 

How much is the course?

This BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification is available under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled funding. Prices depend on whether it is your first or subsequent qualification or if you are eligible for a concession fee or exemption. In 2018 the fees are:

Kiama | Illawarram| National Training Masters
Storm Bay, Kiama

$0   Fee Exemption *
$240 Concession, for eligible Centrelink recipients
$1,580  First qualification
$1,850  Second qualification
$5,400  Fee for service (non-subsidised)

* You may be eligible for an exemption, which means that you do not have to pay anything for the course if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or if you have a disability, health, chronic medical or mental health condition. Contact our office 1300 653 501 for more information or complete the Smart and Skilled Questionnaire below to see if you qualify.

How interactive and practical is the course?

At NTM this course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. This course includes interesting readings and practical assessment work to be completed at home or work. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work health and safety activities.

Pathways to further study and university

After completing the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety you have the required five core units for the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Licensing and regulatory information

There are no licencing or regulatory requirements for this course.

After completing the course, you will be eligible for membership as a vocationally trained WHS members with the Safety Institute of Australia.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. To speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience, just contact our office.

To support your learning journey we have a range of support services available including: Career Development, Counselling, Disability and Adult Basic Education services. As an NTM student, these support services are available at no extra cost.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, get it quick and free at  A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onward.

Enrolling is easy.

Step 1: Find out your eligibility for government funding by completing the Smart and Skilled Questions

Step 2: Complete the Enrolment Form

Step 3: Send the Questionnaire and Enrolment form to NTM, via e-mail, fax or drop in for a concierge service at our Illawarra  office: National Training Masters, 18 Manning St, Kiama, NSW 2533 or

For any assistance call 1300 653 501, you can also enrol over the phone.