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Health and Safety Representatives Initial OHS (WorkSafe Vic Approved Provider)

5 Days

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Designed for:
This course is for Health & Safety Representatives and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives. Although HSRs and DHSRs are the primary audience, managers, supervisors and health and safety committee members with an interest in safety may also benefit from attending this course. Note: section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 entitles a HSR to attend an initial course of training in occupational health and safety after being elected. This entitlement (s57) also extends to deputy HSRs. The HSR in consultation with their employer also has the right to choose the course of training they attend. (This course is suitable for workplaces covered by the Victorian OHS Act 2004. Commonwealth employees should enrol under an approved Commonwealth course.)



Pre-entry Requirements:
Language and Literacy requirements for the course are: • Writing is required to the level of completing written in-class activities. • Reading is required to enable the determination of information through the student manual.

This course is designed for Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives(DHSR’s), providing them with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence that will assist them to represent the members of their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer. The course will also assist HSRs and deputy HSRs to understand and effectively exercise their powers.


The course content covers:

  • Interpreting the OHS 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.
  • Representing designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder(s).
  • Issuing Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing cessation of work.

This course is delivered by NSCA.

Unit of Competency

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to successful students on completion of course.

There is no formal assessment as part of this course. Upon successful completion, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

Delivery Method:
Training will be delivered within a public training facility utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios.

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