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Health and Safety Representatives Initial OHS Training Course

5 Days

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This innovative HSR OHS training course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria and aims to provide Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy HSRs with the information and skills needed to exercise their powers under the Victorian OHS Act 2004. Managers and supervisor or any other person with an interest in OHS may benefit from attending this course.



Pre-entry Requirements:

This course provides a practical focus on the role of the Health and Safety Representative, with an emphasis on achieving positive outcomes in the workplace through consultation and issue resolution processes. The course is delivered by experienced safety practitioners who add significant value to the achievement of the learning outcomes. Under s67 of the Victorian OHS Act 2004, all elected HSRs (and Deputy HSRs) are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training course in consultation with their employer.


The course content covers the following learning objectives:

The course content covers:

  • 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.

Unit of Competency

This course is non competency based.

• There is no formal assessment with this course. • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by NSCA to participants who complete all five days of training.

Delivery Method:
The course is administered and delivered by NSCA, utilising theory and practical activities including trainer led presentations, group discussions and the use of scenarios. Training will be delivered within a public training facility.

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