BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, all face to face training for this course has been transitioned to online virtual classroom sessions until further notice. For more information, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a Nationally Accredited course delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no. 3935). This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Successful students will be issued with a Certificate by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO provider No 3935).

For detailed course, approximate government contribution and fee information, click on the Course Information Sheet.

Who is this course designed for?

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is recognised across all industries as an appropriate entry point for OHS practitioners seeking to further their careers in the OHS field. Therefore, this course is designed for personnel in dedicated occupational health and safety roles such as project managers, OHS coordinators, Compliance Officers, Return to Work Coordinators or OHS officers.

Course overview

The course aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding to implement and monitor workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs. Topics covered include:

  • Safety management systems
  • Australian Safety Standards including 4801
  • Compliance with Victorian OHS legislation
  • Written and verbal communication techniques
  • Influencing skills
  • OHS monitoring, reviewing and reporting techniques
  • Consultative arrangements and collaborative practices for safe work
  • Investigative analysis
  • OHS issue resolution

Learning outcomes

Students who complete BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

  • Maintain managerial and organisational level compliance with OHS legislation, codes and standards in the workplace.
  • Instigate and review the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment processes and the selection of appropriate risk controls.
  • Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Use personal influencing skills such as collaboration, reflection and feedback to communicate the importance of OHS safety management systems.
  • Research, develop, implement and monitor the strategies, plans and documentation required to establish a workplace-specific systematic safety management system.
  • Explain and disseminate specific components of workplace safety management strategies to the appropriate organisational level.
  • Review, investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of organisational safety management systems and use this information for reporting and continuous improvement activities.
  • Provide technical advice and support in the resolution of OHS incidents.
  • Implement an expert-derived emergency prevention and response procedure.

Mode of delivery

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is delivered through a blended model. Submission of assessments is online via the Learning Management System (LMS) and will require a computer, and basic digital literacy skills. Computers are available at Master Builders Association of Victoria and training in the use of the LMS will be provided to students prior to submission due dates.

The course is delivered over 30 weeks which includes the equivalent of 11 days face to face attendance. It is expected learners will allow 12 hours per week on average outside class time to complete training and assessment tasks to attain this qualification.

There are 19 non attendance weeks that do not require face to face attendance. The non attendance weeks allow learners time to undertake pre-reading activities, structured independent learning and assessments.

Entry requirements

It is a Master Builder’s requirement for those wishing to undertake BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety that they must:

  • be successful at a Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN ) assessment & a pre-enrolment review
  • have basic computer skills as part of this qualification is delivered online


  • have CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (White Card) – post 1 July 2008


  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


  • have completed a Red Card course (Pre-July 1 2008) or its equivalent


  • be currently working or have worked in the building and construction industry for at least 3 years


  • have completed a Certificate III in Work Health and Safety


  • be currently enrolled in a degree in construction-related field

At the Pre-Training Review, we need to verify that you have the amount and type of work experience that will enable you to successfully complete the Master Builders course.




Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety