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Gain the skills to work in a work health and safety (WHS/OHS) role and provide leadership and guidance to others, while implementing WHS strategies to control risks and emergency procedures. Learn to comply with WHS legislation, how to identify hazards and how to assess and control risks. Course details

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Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): up to 12 months
Online: up to 12 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $1,500

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time Online
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Candidates entering into this qualification would be preferred to have some experience or vocational education in work health and safety roles (with or without formal qualifications). Entrants may wish to also consider BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualification to compliment this Certificate IV.

This program is also funded by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), there are a number of requirements that need to be met to access this funding. CSQ funded and subsidised courses are for existing, and eligible workers in the building and construction industry. To help guide you on what the requirements are and what evidence you will need to provide there is an Eligibility kit below under "Relevant Documents". For information regarding funding by CSQ please visit


Study from any location

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


External: This course is delivered online.  Students have 12 months to complete from enrolment date. Teacher assistance is provided throughout this training.


Relevant documents:


Students need to successfully complete 10 units to gain the qualification; 5 core and 5 elective units.

BSBWHS407A Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs Elective
BSBWHS408A Assist with effective WHS management of contractors Elective
BSBWHS409A Assist with workplace monitoring processes Elective
BSBWHS410A Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives Elective
BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents Core
BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Core
BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control Core
BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems Core
BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

Students ineligibile for CSQ funding can still enrol into this program and pay the fees as per below.



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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will teach you how to comply with WHS legislation, how to identify hazards and how to assess and control risks. Additionally you will learn how to contribute to WHS in a workplace environment, including aiding in the implementation of WHS strategies to control risks and emergency procedures.

Job prospects

  • Safety Inspector

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 10 January 2018

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