Qualification details

BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB41412 - Certificate IV in Work Health and SafetyTotal number of units increased from 9 to 10. BSB41407 is an elective only model, BSB41412 is a core plus elective model - EQUIVALENT. 17/Dec/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBADM409A - Coordinate business resourcesCoordinate business resourcesN/A
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentationN/A
BSBCRT501A - Originate and develop conceptsOriginate and develop conceptsN/A
BSBCUS401B - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategiesN/A
BSBCUS402B - Address customer needsAddress customer needsN/A
BSBFIA402A - Report on financial activityReport on financial activityN/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environmentN/A
BSBITS401B - Maintain business technologyMaintain business technologyN/A
BSBMKG413A - Promote products and servicesPromote products and servicesN/A
BSBMKG414B - Undertake marketing activitiesUndertake marketing activitiesN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Occupational Health & Safety 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Occupational Health and Safety Technician,Occupational Health and Safety Officer,WorkCover Inspector 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History



Release 2 

New release of this Qualification released with version 6 of BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

  • Outdated advice removed
  • Unit codes updated:
  • BSBCUS401A now BSBCUS401B
  • BSBCUS402A now BSBCUS402B
  • BSBITS401A now BSBITS401B



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 OHS officer in a full-time dedicated role who works under the supervision of an OHS Coordinator or OHS Manager.

Job Roles 

  • Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:

  • BSB30707 Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualification


  • with extensive vocational experience in occupational health and safety roles.

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

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB51307 Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , Legislative , Regulatory or Certification Considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • establishing communication with emergency management services and talking with the casualty, bystanders and medical staff in an emergency situation


  • establishing return to work programs with rehabilitation providers, relevant managers and the employee
  • working as part of a group to request occupational health and safety


  • assessing risks to first aiders and others, and determining an appropriate response

Initiative and enterprise

  • identifying possible improvements to occupational health and safety, and contributing these to the decision making process

Planning and organising

  • planning documents such as occupational health and safety action plans based on the purpose, appropriate format, means of communication and logical presentation of data, information and knowledge


  • planning work priorities


  • applying learning about occupational health and safety processes to future operations
  • identifying training needs of people with occupational health and safety responsibilities and providing the training


  • using communication technology, including media and equipment, to talk to emergency management services
  • using software systems to record and file documentation for hazard identification and risk assessment

Packaging Rules

Total number of units  = 9 

9 elective units 

6 elective units  must be selected from the Group A units  listed below including:

  • BSBOHS408A Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws


  • BSBOHS405B Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures


  • BSBOHS406C Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring

At least 1 elective unit  must be selected from the Group A  or Group B  units listed below.

The remaining 2 elective units  may be selected from the Group A  or Group B  units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 unit  may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Elective units 

Group A units 

BSBOHS401B Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

BSBOHS402B Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process

BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

BSBOHS405B Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

BSBOHS406C Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring

BSBOHS408A Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws

Group B units 

Creative Thinking 

BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts

Customer Service 

BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBCUS402B Address customer needs

Financial Administration 

BSBFIA402A Report on financial activity

General Administration 

BSBADM409A Coordinate business resources


BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

Interpersonal Communication 

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

IT Support 

BSBITS401B Maintain business technology


BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

BSBMKG414B Undertake marketing activities

Occupational Health and Safety 

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace

Project Management

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Relationship Management 

BSBREL401A Establish networks


BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

Risk Management 

BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes


BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


BSBWRT401A Write complex documents