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BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health ​and Safety (Distance-based) ​ 

We are no longer taking enrolments for this distance course.


CBD College offers a distance-based BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety course for students who cannot make it into one of our face to face classes in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth.

If you wish to undertake a distance-based BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you have two options. Which option you choose will depend on the level of your WHS background and experience, but note that you do need to have some background in WHS to attempt any of our distance-based options. As part of the assessment for this qualification, you will be asked to show evidence of skills relating to consultation and participation, risks/hazards and controls, investigating incidents and will be asked to show evidence relating to some skills like general communication and collaboration skills.

* We have an option to seamlessly upgrade to full face-to-face if you decide online learning is not for you (you just pay difference between online and face to face)

Option 1: For students with a strong vocational background in WHS or WHS qualifications

This option entails a full set of resources and an assessments file delivered by way of a Student Portal but note this is an assessment-only pathway. There will be no CBD College trainer/assessor touching base with you during your assessment journey. There is, however, email and phone student support available should you need assistance in undertaking your assessments.

Please call us on 1300 616 218 if you wish to choose this option. CBD College will need to arrange for you to email in a summary evidence document outlining your vocational experience and/or WHS qualifications.

Price $499

Options 2: For students with a vocational background in WHS but no qualifications in WHS

You should choose this option if you have a WHS background but you do not have any WHS qualifications. It will give you access a full set of resources and an assessment file delivered by way of a Student Portal but note this is not an assessment-only pathway. There will be a CBD College trainer and assessor ‘touching base’ with you several times after you have enrolled to see that you are on ‘on track’ with your learning and that you are developing your WHS knowledge that you will need to undertake those assessments. These ‘touching base’ sessions will typically take place via Skype or Zoon or simply by a telephone call at pre-arranged times that is convenient to you. These sessions will also help to inform you on how you can gather the evidence required to show some of the skills (such as communication skills and participation in meetings), that we cannot see for ourselves as you are not undertaking a face-to-face class with us.

Please call us on 1300 616 218 if you wish to choose this option. CBD College will need to arrange for you to email in a summary evidence document outlining your vocational experience.

Price $699


Our BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification aims to give students the underpinning knowledge required to assist in managing WHS within the workplace.

This qualification is particularly suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role that may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 91399).


Course Code: BSB41415
Delivery Mode:

Option 1: distance-based assessment only with resources provided via student portal

Option 2: distance-based with resources provided via student portal and trainer 'touchpoints' along learning journey to ensure students are equipped to answer their assessment tasks

Course Duration:

Course completion must be prior to August 28, 2020.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Nationally Recognised: Yes


70% Off Now

Usually $1650

Now $499 for Option 1, $699 for option 2

If you decide online learning is not for you, you have option to seamlessly upgrade to full face-to-face classroom training. Check here for details.


We are no longer taking enrolments for this distance course.


Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) requires completion of 10 units of competency (5 core units and 5 electives). BSB41415 has been packaged by CBD College to meet the packaging rules as follows:

5 Core Units chosen from the WHS units:

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

5 Elective Units

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. You will need to have a laptop computer, have good computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word to complete the assessments. It is assumed that participants have an appropriate level of literacy.

Pathways from the Qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Work required

You will need to have submitted your work and have it deemed as Competent by August 28, 2020. Note that this is now less than 12 months. 

Computer Literacy

A computer with Microsoft Office installed is essential for this course (Microsoft Office 2007 or later version for PC, Office 2010 version for Mac).

All assessment documents are written in Microsoft Word.

You will need to be competent using this program. It is essential that if you do not know how to use this program that you seek tuition before your course commences.

The computer needs to connect internet so that you can access all the resources, including the documents and presentation videos.

Assessments Requirements

There are 6 integrated Assessments as part of the CBD College Cert IV in Work Health and Safety. As you are not in a classroom being assessed on certain skills that are part of this qualification, one of these assessments involves you collecting evidence relating to those skills that will need to be evidenced.

Literacy Requirements

  • There are underlying skill requirements of the BSB Business Services Training Package units.
  • Candidates are advised that they will need to possess effective language, communications and interpersonal skills and have the ability to write a range of documentation.
  • Candidates will also be expected to read and interpret training packages, develop and document learning programs, present information, use technology and prepare various records and documents. Furthermore, cognitive skills in planning, research, interpretation, analysis and synthesis form part of the skills requirements of many units.
  • Candidates with special needs are advised to email info@cbdcollege.edu.au prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be contemplated.
  • Where a student has an identified need for assistance with language, literacy or numeracy, CBD College’s trainers and assessors will endeavour to provide this assistance directly.

Pre-reading/course preparation

Access to the student portal is provided upon enrolment and we recommend that you read the resources and assessments found there at this point. You will be given access to an e-book in your resources which will be a great source of knowledge for you during your course and a great resource for you as you enter the WHS world.

Issuance of Certificates

You will need to submit your assessments and wait for them to be assessed. This can take up to 10 or so business days. Once you have been marked as competent in all assessment task requirements you will be notified via email. Your Certificate and Record of Transcript will be posted to you within 10 business days of receiving your completion email.

Steve Barrett - Sydney CBD

Steve has spent his whole working career in Work Health and safety, starting at WorkCover New South Wales. He worked there for seven years before leaving for similar roles in private enterprise.

There is not much with regards to safety that Steve has not seen or been involved in, in his long career. Highlights include acting in the position of National OH&S Manager of a major Australian company, conducting countless training/auditing/site inspections, delivering general and site specific OH&S inductions in the field.

Steve finds great stimulation in training others and he enjoys the passing on of his years of knowledge of safety procedures and WHS legislation to future safety officers.

Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Work Health and Safety. Steve also holds a Cert IV TAE.

Ian Freeman - Melbourne CBD

Ian Freeman is a recognised OHS practitioner with the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety, an Advanced Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Hospitality Management and a Cert IV TAE. Ian originally came from the hospitality industry where he spent many years as a OHS coordinator and Kitchen Manager. Since then, Ian has had extensive experience training Diploma and Cert IV OHS as well as Diploma and Cert IV Hospitality management. This strong training background has seen him develop skills in mentoring students, designing and delivering off site training workshops and developing training and assessment material for Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level classes.

Ian is the OHS Coordinator for our Melbourne campus and is responsible for completing safety audits, risk assessments and producing health, safety and wellbeing programs for internal and external stakeholders. He was also responsible for resource development on a significant scale.

Ian comes on board with CBD College as our permanent OHS trainer in our new training room in the Paramount Centre, Melbourne.


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