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Certificate IV in OHS to Certificate IV in WHS (Bridging Course)

6 Months from course commencement

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This course is designed for those who hold a BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety and wish to obtain the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Participants must hold a BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety in order to be accepted into the course. Enrolments will not be accepted in to this Bridging Course without evidence of completion of the entry requirement.


Pre-entry Requirements:
To enrol in this course you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to apply for a Unique Student Identifier. New Zealand citizens can complete this course but will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier and provide an Australian address for certificate issuance. Visit for more information on Unique Student Identifiers. Participants must have access to, and be proficient at using, the following in order to complete their studies:

  • Computer with internet connection to complete and lodge ONLINE ASSESSMENTS via a Student Portal
  • Microsoft Office with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for document creation
  • Email
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

This course is a bridging course covering a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace including identifying hazards, assessing WHS risks, implementing strategies to control WHS risks and evaluating an organisation’s WHS performance.


On completion of this qualification, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Implement and support the workplace WHS management system.
  • Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues. 
  • Understand WHS legislative requirements and assist with monitoring workplace compliance
  • Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals.
  • Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk-assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards
  • Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes.

This course is delivered by NSCA.

Units of Competency

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

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

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

Upon successful completion of the required assessments, participants will be awarded the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Delivery Method:
Blended Delivery Blended delivery allows participants to attend a one (1) day workshop. Core units are delivered during the 1 day course with assessments completed within six (6) months of workshop. Electives are completed via distance education and are due within 6 months of workshop. Self-paced Distance Distance education gives participants the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace within the stipulated course timeframes without the need to attend face to face workshops. Course ware is provided online via the NSCA Student Portal and email. Assessments are to be completed within a maximum of six (6) months from enrolment. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for those with adequate industry experience.

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