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Health and Safety Representative Course

Industry accredited training for Health and Safety Representatives in the workplace.

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WHSQ-HSR-NCB01 Health and Safety Representative Course

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in Queensland.

A HSR must have undertaken this training in order to issue a Provision Improvement Notice (PIN).

The role of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is primarily to liaise with other staff to identify health and safety issues and convey these to management. HSRs are elected by fellow staff to represent the views of the staff group.

HSRs in Queensland are entitled to attend this five day training course within three months of making a request for such training to their PCBU.

Employers are required to allow the HSR to take time off work to attend this training. Likewise, HSRs are also entitled to attend one day refresher courses at least every three years, with the entitlement to the first refresher training commencing three years after the initial training (as per Section 21 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld)).

Course Outcomes

This course is accredited by Work Cover Queensland.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Statement of Attendance.

This course is for workers who have been elected as HSRs for their workplace. This course is also suitable for supervisors and managers who have a responsibility for the safety of workers.

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Payment
  • Three matching original EOI documents. You can view the ID requirements for this course here.

You can read more about the requirements of employers and employees in regards to Health and Safety Representative training on the WorkCover Queensland website.

Delivery Options

This course is delivered face to face over 5 days at any of Asset College’s campus locations.

Courses will run from 9am – 5pm each day and students will be required to attend the training in full to receive a Statement of Attendance.

HSR Reps are also required to complete a one day refresher course annually. While we do not currently have any public refresher courses scheduled, please contact us to enquire about group bookings for your organisation.


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

Course Fees


Payment Options

Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.

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Why should I study with Asset College?

APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.

SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.

CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.

JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.

INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.

PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.


From this course you will gain:

  • An understanding of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation;
  • An understanding of how it applies to your role as an elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR); and
  • The additional knowledge and skills regarding their powers under the WHS legislation to issue Provisional Improvement Notices(PINs) and direct unsafe work to cease.

The following subjects will be covered on this course:

  • Work, Health and Safety framework
  • Consultation, Representation and Participation
  • Issue Resolution, Support for HSRs and Managing Risks
  • Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation
  • Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and directing unsafe work to cease

Please note, there is no formal assessment as part of this course.


“I finished my training with you last Friday and just wanted to thank you all for the professionalism and friendly nature of all your team. I was a bit concerned and nervous at first ,having to do the training, but all your staff were very helpful and it turned out to be quite good fun. Thank you all for all your help.”

Wayne Fitzpatrick

Health and Safety Representative
State Winner

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