Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Initial Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training Course

Course Code 3120IND226
Locations Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac

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Study Mode On Campus, Short Course
Length Five consecutive Fridays - see dates below:
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Five non-consecutive days, 9am - 5pm each day.
Portland: 19/4, 26/4, 10/5, 17/5, 24/5
Warrnambool: 18/7, 25/7, 1/8, 8/8, 15/8
Colac: 22/8, 29/8, 5/9, 12/9, 19/9
Hamilton: 10/10, 17/10, 24/10, 31/10, 7/11
Course Overview

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67), all elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) and deputy HSRs are entitled to attend an Initial HSR Training course or a Refresher HSR training course every 12 months.  HSRs are entitled to choose their training course in consultation with their employer.

This WorkSafe-approved Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Initial Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training Course at SWTAFE provides you with the skills and knowledge to represent members of your designated work group to help make their workplace safer.

This course is not only suited to those undertaking a Health and Safety Representative role in their workplace but also for managers and supervisors in the organisation.

What will I Learn?

  • Interpreting the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holders
  • Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for this course.

Course Requirements
Course requirements

You will need to complete seven hours of training per day, over five days. You must complete the course within a six-month period.

Units offered

This short course does not include accredited units and training.

Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

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Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $0.00
Concession rate $0.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $990.00
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book

There are three simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Confirmation – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course. 
  3. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion and within 30 days of the short course, you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.