Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (BSB41415)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: BSB41415
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; max 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

The online Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety from Foundation Education will give you a thorough introduction to the world of workplace health and safety.

Well-planned work health and safety procedures are vital not only for reducing the occurrence of workplace accidents, but also for minimising absenteeism, boosting staff retention and improving overall morale.

In this online qualification, you'll learn to perform a range of essential WHS functions including legislation compliance, identifying risks and hazards and helping to devise and implement strategies to minimise potential accidents.


There are no formal entry requirements, however applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 in order to undertake this course.

Areas of study

In this WHS course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents

Elective units:

  • BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
  • BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • PUAWER002B - Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents
  • BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) from Foundation Education.

Complete this qualification with the transferrable skills and training to be able to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems related to workplace safety. Potential job outcomes include:

  • Workplace health and safety officer
  • WorkCover trainer/assessor
  • Safety supervisor/manager
  • Safety advisor

Finance options

Foundation Education offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

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