Sydney Academy

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the perfect course for those who are passionate about keeping their workplace safe.

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.

The 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Designed by industry professionals, this qualification will give you a broad range of practical knowledge and skills, allowing you to confidently assess risks.

Entry Requirements
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 organize public safety awareness programs
PUAWHS003 Implement and monitor organizational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs
RIIWHS403D Apply the mine work health and safety management plan
TAEASS301 Contribute to the assessment
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

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