Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

National Code: BSB41419
TAFE SA Code: TP01156


This course is designed for people currently working or who wish to work in a WHS role. It 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. It covers compliance, consultation and participation processes, hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, WHS managing systems and responding to incidents.

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24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
Recommended for those working in or wanting to work in a Work Health and Safety role.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is part time and online.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need computer skills to be able to navigate the internet, complete word documents and upload task including video recordings for your assessments. You will also need a computer and internet access.

Average cost per semester
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Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work Health, Safety & Environment Professional

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419)
    This course covers compliance with WHS laws, WHS consultation and participation processes, hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, WHS managing systems and responding to incidents. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws 40
    Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes 40
    Contribute to implementing WHS management systems 50
    Contribute to WHS risk management 60
    Contribute to workplace incident response 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and present research information 40
    Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors 40
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Make a presentation 30
    Write complex documents 50
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