Work Health & Safety

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Certificate IV in work Health and Safety – BSB41415



About this course

This course is designed to support the development of practical knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to provide valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving safety in the workplace. The course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace including identifying hazards, assessing WHS risks, implementing strategies to control WHS risks and evaluating an organisation’s WHS performance.

Designed for

Individuals who are currently working in a WHS role, those seeking employment is a WHS role, or those working under limited supervision and who may provide leadership and guidance to others relating to WHS matters.

Delivery Method

NCA Training delivered this course via eight (8) x six (6) hour face to face workshops with at least 2 weeks between workshops. Workshops and practical sessions will, where possible, use documentation, policies and procedures from the participants’ workplaces.

The workshops complement on the job training and assessment, and participants have access to the trainer via email and phone between workshops if required for additional support.

The selected units of competency require approximately 440 hours to complete, which when combined with the face to face workshops, also requires a commitment to at least 20 hours per week of independent study or applied work to the related assessment tasks.


In general it takes 6 to 12 Months from enrolment to complete all learning and assessment. More experienced workers may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning to reduce the time taken to achieve the learning outcomes.

Pre-entry Requirements

To enrol in this course you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to apply for a Unique Student Identifier. Visit for more information on Unique Student Identifiers.


There are no formal entry requirements however it is highly recommended that participants have access to a workplace in order to complete the assessments.

Participants must have access to, and be proficient at using, the following in order to complete their training and assessments:

  • Computer with internet connection
  • Microsoft Office with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for document creation
  • Email
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Basic research skills


The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Implement and support the WHS management system.
  • Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues.
  • Understand WHS legislative requirements and assist with monitoring workplace compliance.
  • Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals.
  • Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk-assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards.
  • Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes.

 Units of Competency

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
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
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices or
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


Assessment activities include a combination of knowledge questions, scenarios and workplace projects. Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, graduates will be awarded the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415.

Delivery Location

NCA Training can conduct training courses at our’s or your facility under the following requirements:

  • Minimum 6 participants
  • Maximum 20 participants (conditions apply)
  • Suitable room for theory component
  • Suitable area for practical component (risk assessment and site inspection conducted)

** Additional charges may occur for travel outside of Northern Rivers area


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