25G01538 Health and Safety Reps Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course

Course description

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Initial Training

To exercise powers and rights as an HSR effectively, it is essential that HSRs (and Deputy HSRs) receive training. This WorkSafe approved training course aims to provide HSRs with the skills, knowledge and confidence to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer. 

Who should attend?

Under the Victorian OHS Act 2004 (section 67), all elected HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. The Gordon is approved to deliver the HSR Initial OHS Training Course.

Under the OHS Act, 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 cost of the course and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.

The course covers:

  • 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 holder/s.
  • Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work.

You must be over 18 years old to attend. A Certificate of Attendance is issued within ten days of completion of the course.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Course sessions

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Location Classes Seats Left Fees
Monday 04/10/2021 Friday 08/10/2021 9.00am 5.00pm Room A1.05, East Geelong Campus
East Geelong Campus
5 classes (1 wk) 0 Cost (inc. Materials):AUD$ 930.00 FULL
Tuesday 12/10/2021 Tuesday 16/11/2021 9.00am 5.00pm Room A1.05, East Geelong Campus
East Geelong Campus
5 classes (5 wks) 17 Cost (inc. Materials):AUD$ 930.00 Book Now
Monday 22/11/2021 Friday 26/11/2021 9.00am 5.00pm Room A1.05, East Geelong Campus
East Geelong Campus
5 classes (1 wk) 17 Cost (inc. Materials):AUD$ 930.00 Book Now
Monday 06/12/2021 Friday 10/12/2021 9.00am 5.00pm Room A1.05, East Geelong Campus
East Geelong Campus
5 classes (1 wk) 18 Cost (inc. Materials):AUD$ 930.00 Book Now

Date published: 12/08/2021 10:30:59 AM

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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