This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification would suit an WHS officer in a full-time dedicated role who works under the supervision of an WHS Coordinator or WHS Manager


Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
•    BSB30715   Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III                              qualification
•    Vocational experience in Work Health and Safety roles without a formal qualification.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
•    Health and Safety Representative
•    Health and Safety Committee Member
•    Health and Safety Assistant.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification
•    BSB51315 Diploma of Workplace Health and Safety.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification

Packaging rules

Total number of Units = 10

5 elective units have been selected as part of the BSB41415 Certificate IV  in Work Health and Safety. These Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

Core 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

Elective Units

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes

BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplac

Pre Face-to-Face Participants receive course material and conduct pre-course activities, designed to prepare them for the course ahead.


Post Face-to-Face Participants conduct and submit post course assignments within 90 days of the face-to-face component.