BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

WHS Woman hard hat Transparent

National Code: BSB41419
Course Name: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Fees: Fee Free Training $0* for eligible NSW residents and workers.  
Government funding | Job trainer
: Yes Smart and Skilled and Job Trainer funding may be available for eligible students,  Skills Checkpoint funding is available for eligible students. Please contact our office either via email: [email protected] or p: 1300 653 501 for more information.
Fee-free* is a joint initiative of the Australian and New South Wales Governments, providing tuition-free training places for people wanting to train, retrain or upskill. You must meet the Smart and Skilled criteria to be eligible for a Fee-free course (NSW residents ONLY)

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is vital in all job roles. The BSB41419 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) function 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.

Am I eligible for fee-free training for the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety? $0 course fees*

If you answer YES to all of the following questions, you will be eligible for fee-free training in NSW. We will confirm your fee when you answer all of the following: Are you

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, you’re eligible for Smart and Skilled training and fee-free training. Fee-free* is a joint initiative of the Australian and New South Wales Governments, providing tuition-free training places for people wanting to train, retrain or upskill. Fee-free* is available for people who enrol after 1 December 2022 and commence their course between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.

What is the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?

The BSB41419 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.

NTM are proud partners with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety

What kind of careers and work could I do study the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?

As an entry-level WHS qualification, the BSB41419 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 for BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?

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. You will need capable computing skills to undertake the advanced version of the course. The course uses electronic versions of Microsoft Word documents and internet research as part of training and assessment. Your teacher will provide support in using Microsoft products during your course.

Where can I study, what locations are available?

Contact us to discuss a training solution for your individual or company needs

This course is currently being run as a virtual classroom online

Term 3 | July | Part-time | evening | Virtual Classroom Online

Day: Wednesday evenings
Mode: Virtual Classroom with a real teacher and other students

Training: 20 Sessions
Time: 7pm to 9pm
First Training Session: Wednesday 19 July 2023
Holidays: No Classes during NSW School Holidays
Last Training Session: 13 December 2023
Availability: CLOSED…….. 2024 February Intake will Open late November!
Duration: 6-months

Cost$0 NIL – NSW Smart and Skilled Government Funded (if you meet the eligibility requirements and live or work in NSW)


National Headquarters – Illawarra, Kiama Office

Level 1, 47 Manning Street Kiama, NSW 2533

Western Sydney Office

The M Centre Minchinbury (upstairs next to Fitness Plus and F45) Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road, Minchinbury NSW 2770

Blended Delivery: 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.

We also offer this course via our flexibly learning method, please contact our office for more information.

What units am I required to complete?

You need to complete 10 units for this BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification, all learning materials are included in the price. The five core units of the course are:

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace 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

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

  • 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
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

How much is the course?

This BSB41419 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.  The fees are:

Kiama | Illawarram| National Training Masters
Storm Bay, Kiama

$0  fee-free training*
$0 Exemption ^
$5,870  Fee for service (non-subsidised cost, this is the full price of the course)

* 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 further information or you can email us at [email protected].

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 at work. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work health and safety activities.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

After completing the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety you will have the five core units which are pre-requisites for studying BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

How long with the BSB41419 take?

Workplace training TAEThe amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students who have a lot of relevant prior experience may have the ability to complete the qualification in a shorter time-frame. However, those who are new to training and assessment will often take a longer time frame to complete the qualification. Students should expect a duration between six (for advanced entry) and twelve months (general entry) to meet the requirements of BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification.

What are the licensing and regulatory requirements of the BSB41419 course?

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you on purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

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. If you would like 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 a student of NTM, these support services are available at no extra cost.

Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From the 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, you can get it quickly and at no cost, at  A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

Step 1: Complete the Enrolment Form: NTM Enrol Form 2023

Step 2: Send you completed enrolment form to [email protected] 

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