Course Code: BSB41415
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The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) is the latest Nationally Accredited course for occupational health and safety. This supersedes the older Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412) course.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 is one of Inspire Education’s ‘flagship’ qualifications and our WHS courses are regarded as some of the best in the country. Australia’s Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the current industry standard in becoming a qualified Safety Professional.
Get qualified with Inspire and be at the forefront of the safety industry by gaining Australia’s most current Safety Qualification with one of Australia’s more respected WHS training institutes.
This course is superseded by the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
Australia’s Leading Safety Qualification, the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 is a nationally-accredited course designed for anyone wanting to engage in careers such:
Inspire offers MANY flexible delivery options for you to undertake your Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415.
Not sure which Delivery Option is right for you? Click here to view our checklist to help you choose the right WHS delivery mode.
Inspire has WHS workshops running throughout the year in most major cities. Get the latest workshop timetables in the course information pack using the link below.
By the time you finish your Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 with Inspire Education, you will have a sound understanding of the Australian Safety regulations and best practice.
You will also develop all key areas of Safety including effective health and safety management in the workplace and enable you to participate in an organisation’s OH&S/WHS Management Systems. You will learn how to comply with the latest Work Health & Safety legislation, and to contribute to WHS consultation processes. Additionally, you will learn to identify hazards, assess and control risks, and assist in the response to accidents. This course will also teach you how to contribute to workplace health and safety, including aiding in the implementation of OH&S/WHS strategies to control risks and emergency procedures.
The Cert IV in WHS (BSB41415) will help you to take that next step in your career, whether you will be directly involved in workplace safety, contributing to OH&S systems in the workplace as a supervisor, or providing support to your company’s WHS systems in general. It is a valuable qualification that could be utilised in a range of employment opportunities.
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Expected Study Hours: There are a total of up to 735 expected study hours for this course, depending on your existing skills and knowledge. To assess your knowledge, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation after you enrol. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your cohort, taking into account your existing level of knowledge and skill in this vocational area.
The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary according to their existing experience, knowledge and skills.
Inspire Education has identified four student cohorts:
• Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – includes learners with limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification; no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 735 hours
• Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – includes learners with moderate relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification; limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 575 hours
• Advanced Cohort (Partial Recognition Pathway) – includes learners with extensive relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification; recent related industry work experience of one year or more; study hours is up to 385 hours
• Expert Cohort (Assessment only) – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the BSB40212 Certificate IV in Business who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 368 hours
Assessment Methods: Assessment is conducted using a combination of knowledge assessment, case studies (portfolio, displays/reports, role-plays, presentations), self-reflection, and practical assessment to give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in workplace health and safety.
This current Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) supersedes the old Cert IV OHS Course (BSB41407) and the old Cert IV WHS Course (BSB41412), and is now the new standard in safety officer training and WHS.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) is comprised of 10 units – 5 core units plus 5 elective units. Many workplaces look for the skills covered in this work health and safety course in someone conducting safety officer duties. Our course elective units have been carefully selected to enable participants to contribute to an organisation’s OH&S systems with confidence.
BSBWHS402 – Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404 – Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406 – Assist with responding to incidents
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
BSBRES411 – Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS408 – Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWRT401 – Write complex documents
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415, however it is preferred that students:
Students are required to:
To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:
For a full list of resources students will need to have access to, please see the guide here: What do I need to study my Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?
To complete your studies you will need to have access to:
IMPORTANT: Students will need access to a workplace to complete workplace-based assessments. Where the students does not have access to a workplace, they may complete these assessments using simulated workplace activities included in the course.
After completing the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you may also consider additional training to complement your health and safety skills, with courses such as:
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety also enables entry into the:
RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.
Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.
Safety short courses including White Card, High Risk Work License, Heights Safety, Confined Spaces, and First Aid courses are available from other training providers.
^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.