BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters. The course has been structured based on a fee-for-service traineeship model, whereby achievement of the qualification is obtained through confirmation of skills and abilities both on the job and via completion of competency-based assessment tasks administered by Shafston; accordingly, learners will be required to interact with all three parties under this model: the Apprenticeship Network Provider, the employer, and the RTO (Shafston).

Learners will fully absorb the required knowledge and develop the necessary skills over time in the different contexts they will experience in a professional workplace environment. Learners will receive direct instruction f rom their trainer/assessor and on-the-job mentoring and direction from their workplace supervisor.

Given that the majority of learners will have pre-existing relationships with their workplace supervisors, it is expected that the process of verifying supervisor qualifications will be expedited as part of the original employer resource assessment process.


This qualification will equip you with the skill to pursue the following careers:

  • WorkCover Inspector

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician

  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

  • System Officer

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator

  • Safety Health

  • Wellbeing Advisor


Online: 12 months


Staff could obtain the nationally recognised qualification after they complete the training.


  • BSBWHS412

    Assist with workplace compliance with WHS

  • 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

  • BSBINS401

    Analyse and present research information

  • BSBWHS418

    Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors

  • BSBSUS411

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • BSBLDR411

    Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

  • BSBWRT411

    Write complex documents

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