WHSQ Endorsed delivery provider

Initial Health and Safety Representative (HSR) program is designed to give participants practical knowledge and skills to liaise with other staff to identify Work Health and safety (WHS) issues.

HSRs elected by their work group members are entitled to attend this WHSQ approved five (5) day training course within three months of making a request for such training to their PCBU. Employers are required allow the HSR to take time off work to attend this training under the QLD WHS Act 2011.

HSRs are also entitled to attend one (1) day refresher courses every twelve months (as per WHSafety Act 2011).

On completion of this program, participants will receive a Statement of Completion for:

  • Health and Safety Representative Training
  • Duration: 5-days

  • Delivery Mode: Face to face Workshop

  • Location: Brisbane | Toowoomba | Townsville

  • Pre-requisites / entry requirements: N/A

  • Requirements: N/A

  • Outcome: Non-accredited

  • Cost: $785.00 pp ( incl. GST)

  • Our place or yours. Onsite training available on request


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All HSRs must complete the relevant approved one day refresher course at least every three years. The entitlement to refresher training begins three years after the initial training.

Relevant Approved Training for HSR

Health and safety representatives (HSRs) are workers elected or selected for the role, who represent the health and safety interests of workers within their workgroup for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and provide the means to give workers a voice in health and safety matters at the workplace, and involve workers through participation and consultation.

Roles and duties that may be performed for the elected work group:

  • undertake workplace inspections
  • review the circumstances of workplace incidents
  • accompany a WHSQ inspector during an inspection
  • represent the work group in health and safety matters
  • attend an interview about health and safety matters with a worker from the work group (with the consent of the worker)
  • request that a health and safety committee be established
  • participate in a health and safety committee
  • monitor compliance measures
  • investigate work health and safety complaints from work group members
  • inquire into any risk to the health and safety of workers in the work group
  • issue provisional improvement notices and direct a worker to cease unsafe work (where the HSR has completed the approved training).

Learning Methods

ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples and third-party feedback.

There is no pre or post-course learning required for this course.

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Health and Safety Representative 5-Day Training Course 25 - 29 November 2019 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Brendale 13 $785.00
Health and Safety Representative 5-Day Training Course 17 - 21 February 2020 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Brendale 14 $785.00
Health and Safety Representative 5-Day Training Course 13 April - 17 April 2020 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Brendale 15 $785.00
Health and Safety Representative 5-Day Training Course 8 June - 12 June 2020 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Brendale 15 $785.00

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