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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41419





Are you working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role and looking to enhance your leadership and mentoring skills? Our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41419 qualification is the perfect choice for you.

Designed for individuals who have some limited responsibility for the output of others, this course provides practical skills and knowledge to develop and educate stakeholders on WHS practices and improve safety across your organisation. By enrolling in this certification, you’ll gain the necessary leadership, mentoring, and guidance skills to take your career to the next level.

With our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41419, you’ll be equipped with the expertise to ensure the safety of your colleagues and help improve the work environment. So why wait? Enrol in this qualification today and take the first step towards becoming a skilled WHS leader.


The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41419 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Representative
  • WorkCover Inspector

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Assisting with compliance with WHS laws
  • Implementing and maintaining WHS processes
  • Contributing to hazard identification & control
  • Assisting with incident response

Already have experience in Work Health and Safety? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!


View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

5 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • 3 units must be from Group A below
  • the remaining 2 units may be selected as follows:
  • both may be selected from Group A, Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level
  • 1 may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

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

Elective units

Group A

BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information

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

BSBWHS431 Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Group B

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques

BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments

BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

PUACOM008 Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

PUAWHS003 Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs

RIIWHS403D Apply the mine work health and safety management plan

TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction


In an evolving workforce landscape, the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is pivotal for professionals seeking to impact their workplace significantly. This qualification caters to those engaged in WHS roles, enriching them with a broad spectrum of technical knowledge and skills. It’s tailored for individuals starting to take on responsibility for the output of others, including supervisors, WHS personnel, and those in various WHS-centric roles.

The Australian job market is undergoing a structural shift focusing on service industries, among which health care, professional, scientific and technical services, and education are leading in employment growth projections up to November 2026. Within this context, WHS professionals are more crucial than ever, managing risks, applying relevant WHS laws, and contributing significantly to workplace safety in stable and changing work environments​.

The role of an Occupational Health and Safety Adviser is increasingly recognised as vital across various industries. With a median age of 44, this field attracts a mature workforce with wisdom and experience. A notable share of these professionals holds postgraduate or bachelor’s degrees, reflecting the high level of expertise required in this domain. Employers value critical thinking, judgment, decision-making, and active learning skills in WHS advisers, underscoring the importance of continuous professional development​.

Embarking towards a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety with 3CIR prepares you to address current WHS challenges. It equips you with the foresight to anticipate and navigate future workplace safety trends. This qualification opens doors to a rewarding career path where you can make a difference, ensuring safe and healthy work environments.

Discover how to contribute to a safer workplace and build a fulfilling career in Australia’s burgeoning sectors. Embrace the opportunity to lead with knowledge, expertise, and a commitment to well-being. Find out more about how this qualification can transform your career prospects and the safety culture within your workplace.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re looking for a career that involves ensuring the safety of people and property, then a WHS qualification could be the perfect fit. With the demand for qualified professionals increasing every year, now is the perfect time to start studying!

The jobs you can get with a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) depend on your prior work experience and education. If you have relevant work experience, you may be able to find a job as a health and safety officer or coordinator. If you don’t have any prior experience, you may be able to find entry-level positions in WHS.

Online or RPL are the options for a Cert IV in WHS. If you’ve never worked in a similar field before, Online Study is your best course of action. You’ll learn the relevant skills for the job and prepare yourself for entry into the workforce. If you have WHS experience, try RPL. You could receive your qualification without any study if your skills match the learning outcomes of this course.

3CIR is here to help you succeed! Our trainers are always available for advice and questions, so don’t hesitate in reaching out if you need support. We can help you through your learning modules or point you in the right direction for RPL.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) opens many opportunities in various sectors, particularly for those aiming to make workplaces safer and compliant with health and safety regulations. Graduates can look forward to roles that not only demand a high level of responsibility but also offer the satisfaction of contributing significantly to workplace safety and well-being. The role of WHS professionals is increasingly critical across industries, reflecting the growing emphasis on ensuring safe working environments.

Expanded Roles and Industries

  • Professionals and Managers: Most graduates find employment as professionals (36.5%) and managers (21.9%), where they play a crucial role in developing, implementing, and overseeing health and safety protocols within organisations. This includes roles such as WHS Advisors, Coordinators, and Officers, who are responsible for the strategic planning and management of safety procedures.
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers: A significant portion of graduates (15.3%) contribute to workplace safety in clerical and administrative capacities. These roles often involve supporting safety initiatives through meticulous record-keeping, reporting, and ensuring compliance with safety legislation.

Leading Industries for WHS Graduates

  • Construction (27.9%): With its inherent risks, the construction industry is a prominent sector for WHS professionals. Graduates work to mitigate workplace hazards, ensure compliance with safety standards, and foster a safety-conscious culture.
  • Public Administration and Safety (11.3%): This sector values WHS graduates’ expertise in managing risks and enhancing safety protocols within public service environments.
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3%): Given the sector's focus on care, there's a growing demand for WHS professionals to ensure the health and safety of both care providers and recipients.

By pursuing a Certificate IV in WHS with 3CIR, you position yourself for a fulfilling career across these vibrant industries, where your contributions will not only be valued but essential for the well-being of the workforce​.

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Health and Safety Officer 85%
Safety Consultant 90%
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