1800 429 266

HSR Initial OHS Training Course

Duration: 5 days

Aim: The latest version of the course aims to provide HSRs and Deputy HSRs with the information and skills required to successfully exercise their powers under OHS legislation. The course also informs managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members and other employees interested in OHS.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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); and
  • Issuing Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing cessation of work.

The new course is interactive, activity based and uses the latest video clips from WorkSafe Victoria.

The vision at WorkSafe Victoria is to see Victorian workers returning home safe every day. WorkSafe regard Health and Safety Representative's (HSR's), together with employers, managers, supervisors and employees as making a vital contribution to making this happen.

Please note:

Under Section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 all HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to attend a 'WorkSafe Victoria Approved Initial OHS Training Course' after being elected. The employer is obliged to allow the HSR time off work with pay to attend this course and must pay the costs associated with the HSR attendance. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.

This course is one of our publicly run courses. Please refer to our  Public training dates for this course below:

HSR Initial OHS Training Course
Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Cost: $960 per person (Including GST, comprehensive course notes & catering).
Dates Location  Book
Mondays 16th, 23rd, 30th April & 7th, 14th May Notting Hill FULL
Thursdays  19th, 26th April & 3rd, 10th, 17th May Trafalgar FULL
Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th May Traralgon FULL
Full week  Monday 7th to Friday 11th May Werribee CLOSED
Thursdays 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May & 7th June Notting Hill Book
Wednesdays 23rd, 30th May & 6th, 13th, 20th June Notting Hill Book
Tuesdays 29th May & 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June Trafalgar FULL
Full week Monday 16th to Friday 20th July Notting Hill Book
Fridays 20th, 27th July & 3rd,10th, 17th August Trafalgar Book
Tuesdays 24th, 31st July & 7th, 14th & 21st August Notting Hill Book
Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August Werribee CLOSED
Mondays 13th, 20th, 27th August & 3rd, 10th September Trafalgar Book
Tuesdays 21st, 28th August & 4th, 11th, 18th September Bendigo Book
Wednesday 22nd, 29th August & 5th, 12th, 19th September Notting Hill Book
Thursdays 23rd, 30th August  & 6th, 13th, 20th September Traralgon Book
Full week  Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September Werribee Book
Full week Monday 1st to Friday 5th October Trafalgar Book
Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 30th October & 13th November Trafalgar Book
Full week Monday 15th October to Friday 19th October Notting Hill Book
Wednesdays 24th, 31st October & 7th, 14th 21st November Notting Hill Book
Thursdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  & 29th November Sale Book


This course can also be run just for you at your workplace.

If you are interested you can contact us  on 1800 429 266 or via email: training@hazcon.com.au

Course titles have changed due to WorkSafe's revision of current learning outcomes, however the content of all the HSR training courses still reference the OHS Act 2004 and cover the obligations of key duty holders, HSR powers and entitlements, hazard identification and controls, consultation, issue resolution and PINS/Direction to cease work. If you have any questions regarding these changes please call us on 1800 429 266.





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