Certificate IV in Work Health And Safety (BSB41419)

31 January - 16 May 2022
18 May - 24 August 2022


Certificate IV in Work Health And Safety (BSB41419)

31 January - 16 May 2022
18 May - 24 August 2022

Make sure you have the necessary practical skills to manage work health and safety by getting nationally recognised qualifications.

There’s arguably no more important responsibility for a business then making sure your employees are physically and mentally healthy. Our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will help you do so by giving you the practical skills to manage WHS:

  • Laws
  • Consultation processes
  • Risk
  • Incidence response.

You will learn leading theoretical frameworks and industry best practices to allow you to integrate your knowledge directly to your workplace.


Read what some of our past students thought about the course


Why train with the Victorian Chamber?

Thousands of Victorians choose to upskill with us. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Our practical coursework allows you to immediately implement the learnings in your current job, with assessment tasks based around the work environment.
  • We facilitate connection between students through a range of options to suit student needs and availability, including regular coffee catch-ups.

We conduct our in-person courses in our conveniently located Melbourne offices on 150 Collins Street, a short walk from Flinders Street Station.

This allows us to bring together a diverse class of students in a COVIDSafe environment. We know some people can achieve better outcomes when learning face-to-face, which is why we continue to provide in-person training when possible. We often see that our students attending our in-person training courses benefit from:

  • Effective communication with the trainer
  • Robust conversation with other students
  • Easier platform to ask questions



The Victorian Chamber’s training programs are delivered by the very best instructors. Ian Wallis, pictured below, is one of the people responsible for teaching the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Ian has over 25 years’ experience working as a safety and risk management professional across a range of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, customer service and education.

“The best part of the training program was definitely the way Ian interacted with the group; allowed group discussions and participation. Absolutely fantastic.”

- Past Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety student


How to register for the Certificate IV in WHS


Important changes relating to delivery during COVID-19 (PDF)



JobTrainer is a joint investment initiative between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments that provides additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, young people and job seekers.

For details about how to access the Job Trainer initiative and eligibility requirements for Certificate IV in WHS, please click here.

How to register

Click the ‘Register’ button on this page to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form (PDF). If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF).

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program should note that they may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.

All eligible Government subsidised students in a traineeship or non-traineeship course must have and maintain residency in Victoria for the duration of their course


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.


Nationally Recognised Training


Course details


This program is appropriate for anyone who has the role of a Health and Safety Representative (HSR), Health and Safety Committee or an OHS Supervisor, Officer or Coordinator. Is also suitable for existing workers who have a variety of WHS responsibilities and require additional knowledge and skills.

Enrolment Requirements

As this qualification requires participants to apply and practice their new skills across an organisation, with access to different occupational groups and circumstances, and also to base their assessment solutions in a workplace environment, it is strongly recommended that participants are employed or otherwise engaged in a OHS/WHS or related role.

Assessment assistance may be provided, if this is not possible.

Participants must be over 18 years of age.

Preferred Pathways for participants considering this qualification
  • With a Certificate III in OHS/ WHS or other relevant qualifications or courses; OR
  • Vocational experience in work health and safety roles, without a formal qualification
Units to be studied
  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
  • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
Workshop delivery schedule

1 day per fortnight over 16 weeks


For the successful completion of this qualification, participants must;

  • Attend all scheduled classes and successfully complete all the workplace-based assessments
  • Assessment tasks must be submitted within twelve months from the last unit delivery date
  • Participants should allow a minimum 10 hours per week to complete the self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available upon enrolment.

Further studies pathways

Units completed in this program may be credited towards other qualifications through a national recognition process.

After achieving this qualification participants may meet the current entry requirements into the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Course Fees

Full Fee Paying Students 2021
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,400
Non-Member - $4,100

Government Subsidised Places 2021*
2021 Tuition Fee  -  $1,200

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
Click here for Concession Fees


Payment Instalments Schedule – BSB4149 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (Individual paying students only)


Initial Payment (Registration)


(one month post course commencement


(one month following P1)


(one month following P2)


(one month following P3)

Govt Funded (GF) $1200






Full Fee Member (M) $3400






Full Fee Non-Member (NM) $4100






Payment Requirements

For important details about the payment requirements applicable to your enrolment, including individual paying students, employer paid enrolments, direct debit and course fee instalments payment requirements, please click here.

Eligibility for government subsidised place under the Skills First Program 2021

To be eligible for government subsidised training, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen; AND
  • A resident of Victoria for the duration of the course; AND
  • Aged 18-19 (i.e. under 20) years of age on 1st January in the year of the course commencement; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commencement, and you are enrolling in a qualification that is at a higher level than your highest qualification held (‘upskilling’);

Other eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:

  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses in a calendar year, including if one of the subsidised courses you’re enrolled in is scheduled to commence later in the year;
  • Undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular arrangements

Click here to download (PDF)

Pre-training review

Part of the enrolment process, Victorian Chamber must conduct a pre-training review largely designed to:

  • Identify and assist with your training and any other individual learning needs
  • Identify any competencies previously acquired and the opportunity for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer
  • Determine that your language, literacy and numeracy skills will ensure you will get the maximum outcomes and benefits from your course
  • Ascertain if the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each participant
  • Ascertain that you are enrolling in the most suitable qualification for you, including consideration of your learning objectives, career aspirations and the likely future job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills

Participants are required to download and complete the  Pre-training review and evaluation and submit it together with the Registration Form and any other necessary documents. Feedback will be provided within two weeks from your course Registration submission.

Download Certificate IV in WHS course overview
Download Participant Handbook
Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

Monday, 31 January 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 14 February 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 28 February 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 15 March 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 28 March 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 11 April 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 02 May 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 16 May 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 18 May 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 01 June 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 15 June 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 29 June 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 13 July 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 27 July 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 10 August 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 24 August 9:00am - 4:30pm


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