Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


  • Get the minimum qualification to work as a WHS Officer with a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)
  • Nationally recognised & government accredited 
  • Study online & fit your course around work hours

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At a glance

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.





Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 12 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 6 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode


Online quizzes & assignments
Start date

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

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There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Identifying hazards
  • Assessing & controlling risk
  • Contributing to WHS in the workplace
  • Managing consultation on WHS issues
  • Building business relationships
  • Developing teams & individuals
  • Researching, analysing & presenting workplace information
  • Planning & implementing emergency response procedures

Course structure

10 units


  1. BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws

  2. BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment & risk control

  3. BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents

  4. BHBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS consultation & participation processes

  5. BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS management systems

  6. BSBSUS301 - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  7. BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation

  8. BSBWHS407 - Assist with claims management, rehabilitation & return-to-work programs

  9. BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

  10. BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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