Certificate IV In Work Health And Safety

Course Code: BSB41419
Study Area:
Occupational Health and Safety

This program is the new entry level qualification for occupational health and safety (OH&S) coordinators or supervisors with a major workload in OH&S. Graduates of this course will have the qualifications suitable to be a WorkSafe inspector. The course is workplace focused, allowing you to introduce and enhance OH&S policies to your business.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course for free or low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

  • Online delivery
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom - 1 - Year/s

Face to face classes are held every 3 weeks on Thursdays 2.30pm to 9.00pm and optional facilitated study groups on the following Wednesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

  • Individual interview
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy

Course overview

This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who 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. the qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base ad well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

How to apply
  • Application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • RPL

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas

Law and managing OH&S: designed to assure compliance with OH&S law and implementation of a systematic approach to managing OH&S. Communication: contribute to the implementation of the OH&S consultation process. Hazard management: identify hazards and assess OH&S risks, then contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OH&S risks.

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,978.00
Concession - average total course fee*$395.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,092.20
B.   Materials average fee**$138.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 4/03/2021 10:45 PM

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