Unique Student Identifier (USI) Mandatory since 1 January 2015

Since the 1st of January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you're studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set - you'll need a USI.

Important Notice

This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is offered via a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) option for those who have significant experience in creating a safe workplace environment and would like to have their skills formally recognised.

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Who Will Benefit

Supervisors, team leaders, aspiring Safety Advisors and other staff that have the knowledge and expertise required to support a safe workplace environment.

What Is Required to Gain the Qualification

To gain this qualification you will be required to complete 12 assessment tools and submit evidence demonstrating your application of skills and knowledge as aligned to the 12 units of competency. Should you not be able to meet all of the competency requirements, you may be required to attend gap training.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the RPL assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the RPL assessment requirements.


How Do I Get Started

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment & LLN questionnaires, direct managers sign off and Enrolment form
  4. Email all 4 documents to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Once enrolled you will receive log-in details for the AIM WA Assessment Portal to access your RPL assessments

Recommended Support Programs

We recommend the following program/s to support your Professional Development;

Click on the program name below to view program outline and dates

Typical Units of Competency

BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Investment Required

RPL Pathway:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member $2100
Corporate / Professional Member $1750

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