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BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The BSB41415  Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role or an area where leadership and guidance is provided to others including some limited responsibility for the output of others.  This qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

You should enrol in BSB41415  Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety if you are, or intending to be, a WHS practitioner, or wish to gain more specialised WHS knowledge within your current role to:

  • Assist with compliance with WHS laws;
  • Analyse and present research information, and write complex documents to improve WHS;
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems;
  • Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control;
  • Assist with effective WHS management of contractors;
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes;
  • Assist with responding to incidents;
  • Assist with workplace monitoring processes;
  • Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Work health and safety practitioner or associated work roles

Location, dates and times

Clarence Campus 

  • Ongoing enrolments throughout the year
  • Delivery: 2019 – includes nine x two day workshops – once a month, or online
  • Duration:  Full-time – 1 year, Part-time – 2 years


  • Ongoing enrolments throughout the year

Devonport Campus

  • Ongoing enrolments throughout the year
  • Delivery:  2019 – includes nine x two day workshops – once a month, or online
  • Duration:  Full-time – 1 year, Part-time – 2 years

Learning Options

This course is delivered through a series of workshops or online. A blended study option can also be negotiated.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, and meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • task based assessments to demonstrate skills
  • knowledge questions

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to have:

  • Access to a computer with the Microsoft Software Suite and broadband
  • An email address
  • A memory stick or some kind of portable memory device is highly recommended
  • TasTAFE has computer labs at regional campuses which are open for students to access during normal business hours

Are there ‘other’ costs?

A learning resource fee of $190 applies.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

It is preferred that students have relevant vocational experience or have previously studied a Certificate III qualification.


An application process, which includes an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy component, must be completed prior to enrolment to help ensure this is the right course for you.   If you do not have the Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required to successfully undertake the course we will discuss your results with you, your study options and will provide a referral to the Vocational Preparation programs available from TasTAFE.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, 10 units must be successfully completed. These include five core units and five electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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