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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412)


This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (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, advisors and facilitators.

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • After achieving the BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualifications or other relevant Certificate III qualification OR
  • vocational experience in work health and safety roles without a formal qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving the BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, candidates may undertake the BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety. A qualification for those wishing to develop specialised skills and knowledge required to coordinate and maintain the OHS program within an organisation, or a range of other Diploma level qualifications.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Qualification Rules

Total number of units = 10
5 Core Units
5 Elective Units

At least 3 units must be from Group A below

The other elective unit may be selected from the remaining work health and safety units (Group A and B), the remaining elective units, anywhere else in the BSB07 Business Services Training Package or any other currently endorsed national Training Package, of which 1 unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.
Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Units selected from other Training Packages must not duplicate units selected from or available within the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Units of Competency

Code Title Core/Elective
BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws Core
BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Core
BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control Core
BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems Core
BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents Core
Group A    
BSBCMM401A Make a presentation Elective
BSBPMG522A Undertake project work Elective
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information Elective
BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWHS407A Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs Elective
BSBWHS408A Assist with effective WHS management of contractors Elective
BSBWHS409A Assist with workplace monitoring processes Elective
BSBWHS410A Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives Elective
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented Elective
Group B    
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace Elective
BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement Elective
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents Elective
TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment Elective
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction Elective


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