1800 429 266

Work Health Safety Officer (WHSO) Training Course 

HAZCON is an approved provider of the  Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ)  the reintroduced WHSO training course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Act.

Duration: The WHSO course comprises of two sections:

  • Core component 5 days face to face interactive training
  • Elective component 1 to 3 days, face to face interactive training depending on elective chosen specific to their industry

 Elective options are:

  • Construction - 3 days
  • Industrial - 2 days
  • Services - 1 day

Aim: This course will provide participants with information and skills that will assist WHSOs to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation, including;

  • QWHS legislative requirements including expectations of PCBU's and Safety Officers;
  • Brief overview of Due Diligence for Officers of the PCBU;
  • Risk Management approach with providing realistic and practicable solutions to Senior Manager;
  • Assisting Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs); Incident reporting obligations in accordance with the QWHS legislation; and
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to assist employers to meet their obligations under the WHS legislation.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain additional knowledge and skills to describe and be able to participate in:

  • The WHS legislative framework and its relationship to Safety Officers role;
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties;
  • Consultation, Representation and Participation in the workplace;
  • Understanding of the Safety Officers role when supporting HSR's, workgroup members, through issue resolution processes;
  • Representing the organisation and workgroup members in the WHS risk management principles; and
  • Revisiting issuing a provisional improvement notice and directing unsafe work to cease, if these directions are given by a PCBU or HSR.


HAZCON will issue a Certificate of Authority upon:

  • Successful completion of the training course.
  • Provision of identification documentation; as listed above.

The certificate is valid for 5 years.

What to bring

 There are no pre-requisite units required to enrol into this course under the training package, however students must provide three evidence of identification documents.

Who should attend?

From the 1st of July 2018, WHSOs appointed under the legislation are required to attend this course (or have equivalent qualifications).  The target audience for delivery of this course includes workers employed to assist an employer manage their obligations under the WHS Act in their capacity as a WHSO.

A PCBU may appoint themselves as a WHSO.


This course is competency based and has both theory and practical assessment components. The assessment tasks requires students to complete 3 sections including: questions, case studies  and work samples

All assessments are open book; therefore, students have access to all learning materials such as legislation, codes of practice and student notes.

 Please refer to our Public Training Dates shown below or contact us  on 1800 429 266  or email hazcon@hazcon.com.au for onsite training.

WHSO Core Training Course
Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Cost: $980 per person (Including GST, comprehensive course notes & catering).

Core DatesLocation Book
Full Week 17 - 21 April, 2023LoganholmeBook
Full Week 17 - 21 July, 2023LoganholmeBook
Full Week 9 - 13 October, 2023LoganholmeBook

If you are interested you can contact us  on 1800 429 266 or via email: training@hazcon.com.auThis course can also be run just for you at your workplace.





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