BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


MiTraining offers this qualification for corporate cohorts of five or more participants. The qualification can be delivered online, face-to-face (in-house) a combination of both to support business priorities.

There are also two public intakes annually in February and July.

This nationally recognised qualification provides the knowledge and practical skills required to administer a broad range of work health and safety practices.

It’s designed for people working, or seeking employment, in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role across any industry or sector.

You’ll develop strong understanding of WHS requirements and practices in an Australia work setting. With this skill set you’ll be able to provide accurate and current WHS advice, assist with improving workplace safety, implementing safety practices and policies in your organisation and provide guidance to colleagues in your organisation about safety matters.

MiTraining has structured this qualification to include units of competency that address key skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, planning and technology in the context of delivering to work, health and safety standards in an organisational setting.

Delivery Mode
Fully Online
You’ll be supported by a dedicated trainer with access learning resources at your fingertips, and connect with other students working through the same course.
Study Load
Part Time
Enrol in up to two units per intake.
Course Fees
Flexible, interest free payment plans are available for this course.

Course Structure

Subject Name Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Duration
Part One Assist with compliance with WHS laws Core 10 weeks
Part One Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Core
Part Two Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control Core 10 weeks
Part Two Contribute to implementing and maintain WHS management systems Core
Part Three Assist with responding to incidents Core 10 weeks
Part Three Assist with effective WHS management of contractors Elective
Part Four Undertake project work Elective 10 weeks
Part Four Assist with workplace monitoring processes Elective
Part Five Show leadership in the workplace Elective 10 weeks
Part Five Organise personal work priorities and development Elective

Course Intakes

Course Duration

Complete this course in 12-18 months. There’s a maximum of up to 18 months allowed to complete all units and assessments in the qualification.

Corporate delivery may take an intensive or extended delivery depending on the experience and educational background of the cohort. Delivery duration will ensure that participants are able to fully absorb the course information and training requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational entry requirements for this course. To support you to successfully complete the qualification you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Aged 18 at the time of enrolment, or turning 18 within 6 months of commencing the course. Applicants under the age of 18 must have their enrolment witnessed by a parent or guardian.

  • Course delivery and materials are in English. If English is your second language talk to us about the required English Language Proficiency level for this course.

  • Minimum technology requirements including access to a device (desktop/mobile/tablet), reliable internet connection and use of a personal email account.

View the Student Handbook for more information.


All nationally recognised qualifications include assessment. To gain a Statement of Attainment for a single unit of competency you must attempt and be deemed “competent” the assessment, and to be awarded a Qualification Testamur you must successfully complete all units that make up the qualification.

Your trainer will work with you to ensure you understand what is required in each assessment item. The assessments may take the form of questions, written projects, case studies, workplace scenarios or observation.

Each assessment method provides a different type of evidence. Taken together, the complete assessment provides a holistic view of your ability to perform competently and confidently in the workplace to the level set down in the Competency Standards.

Course Delivery and Support

This course is delivered online via MiTraining’s Learning Management System (LMS). The course includes:

  • Course content and reading materials
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • Discussion forums
  • Supplementary learning materials

MiTraining trainers and assessors are qualified to deliver vocational education and training courses and hold current industry knowledge and expertise. A requirement for all trainers is that they can demonstrate vocational competency – that means they must have the particular skills and knowledge relevant to the course they are delivering.

Single Unit of Study

You can study individual units from this qualification for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full qualification enrolment. We call this 'single-unit study'.

If you successfully complete a unit and the assessment, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for enrolment in a qualification in the future.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway that enables you to demonstrate competence from prior experience and learning. RPL applications require a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed, together with a competency conversation or skills test/check. For more information view the RPL Policy or download the RPL Application Form on the Policies and Procedures page.

Staff Training

MiTraining Corporate offers highly practical and industry relevant training to small, medium and large organisations seeking to develop staff. Organisations can choose from nationally recognised qualifications, accredited short courses or professional development workshops to focus on a specific skill set.

To request a quote for delivery of training to groups of staff please call 1300 549 190 or read more.

More about this course

MiTraining offers Release 2 of the qualification BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. View this training package on the National Register of VET for full details.