BSB41415
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

A generic but operational qualification that will demonstrate your experience in workplace safety.  Apply for RPL with CLET today.

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The CLET BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is offered by CLET through RPL to current and former members of the military, police, emergency services, health, and corrective services.  It is a nationally recognised qualification that demonstrates the dedication to safety insisted upon in all these organisations.

If you have been an operational member and have worked under the organisational policies and procedures and abided by the safety requirements and actively participated in the ongoing organisational WHS training, then RPL is likely an option for you.  You may be surprised how the safety practices that are normal daily routine for you in your current or former service role are actually reflective of the knowledge and skills in the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Apply for RPL with CLET today and have the RPL Team guide you through the assessment process.  The opportunity to have this nationally recognised qualification on your resume will greatly enhance your transition into the civilian workplace.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Course Code: BSB41415
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL ONLY
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: No
Units Recognised: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

This unit applies to individuals who assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws as part of a systematic approach to managing WHS. This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.

This unit applies to individuals whose job role includes contributing to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes in their work area and job role.

This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

It applies to individuals who contribute to WHS risk management processes in their work role in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.

It applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to an organisation's WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents which includes accidents.

It applies to individuals who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to incidents within their level of responsibility.

The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.

It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

In this unit, risks applicable within own work responsibilities and area of operation, may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with monitoring a range of physical agents and conditions relevant to work health and safety (WHS).

It applies to individuals working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries who assist with using a range of measuring devices to collect, interpret, evaluate and report on workplace information and data in relation to physical agents and conditions.

It does not extend to hazard identification, risk assessment or developing control measures based on the outcomes of monitoring, which are covered in BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS).

It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to collect, analyse and communicate information and to use that information to develop and maintain effective working relationships and networks, with particular regard to communication and representation.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit covers the competency required to implement workplace emergency prevention procedures within a workplace or a defined group of workplaces.

The person undertaking this work may be supervising some people in the workplace. All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and accepted safe practices.

This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745—2010.

RPL is a great way for experienced personnel to receive Nationally Recognised Qualification/s that are assessed to match to their knowledge and skills in recognition of years of service. The award is a formal testament, appreciating the value of these attained knowledge and skills that can then be easily recognised by both the private and public sectors for a smoother transition into new employment.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Mining Safety Officer
  • Government Safety Officer
  • Office Safety Officer

RPL FEES - $995 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $995 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

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