This WorkSafe approved course is designed to enable Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy HSRs to understand and effectively exercise their powers and entitlements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.). This HSR Initial course will equip HSRs and Deputy HSRS with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer. Although HSRs are the primary audience, Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Committee Members and anyone with an interest in health and safety may also benefit from attending this course

Why complete this HSR Initial OHS Training Course?

Under section 67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.), an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe-approved HSR initial OHS training course on paid time, pay the course fees and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved course they attend in consultation with their employer.

  • 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
  • Minimum 18 years of age

Available Dates

Upcoming Workshops

Course Dates Time Available Spaces Cost Individual Bookings Business Bookings
24 - 28 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 9 $990.00
8 - 12 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 11 $990.00
22 - 26 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 10 $990.00
5 - 9 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 11 $990.00
19 - 23 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 14 $990.00

Course Details

Whilst WorkSafe Victoria allows up to 20 participants per course, WAM Training has a maximum group size of 15 so as to allow plenty of time for groupwork, discussions and a comfortable Trainer-to-Participant ratio.

WAM Training can work with Participants with varying levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills. Please contact us on 1800 143 343 if you would like to discuss.

This course must be completed within six months of commencement. Participants must attend all five days to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Under s67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.), Victorian Employers are legally obligated to allow their Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives (DHSRs) to attend training (provided the course start date is at least 14 days in the future), and must pay the course fees and their HSRs’ regular wages whilst they attend their course
  • Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives (DHSRs) are entitled to choose their course in consultation with their employer
  • This course is delivered over 5 days face-to-face and is classroom-based
  • Participants should wear enclosed shoes
  • For identification, participants should bring a driver’s licence or passport

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8 reviews for HSR Initial OHS Training Course

  1. Tyana

    Trainer Steve was outstanding and very knowledgeable.

  2. Amber

    Steve was one of the best trainers I’ve had.
    We had fun, he was nice and funny.

  3. Dwayne

    Steve is an excellent trainer.
    Highly recommend

  4. Ram

    Robbie was great. I especially liked the way he used real life scenarios.

  5. Matthew

    Robbie was very knowledgeble in the course material and very professional

  6. Jess

    The way Steve broke down the OHS Act so I could understand it made me want to learn more. Great course!

  7. Peter

    Great trainer, one of the best I have had

  8. Ryan

    Steve did a great job to keep us all motivated and interested over the 5 days

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