Health and Safety Representative (HSR)

Initial five day training course for QLD Health and Safety Representatives

ASTRA is a 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 ASTRA’s 1-day refresher program at least every three years, with the entitlement to the first refresher training commencing three years after the initial training (as per Section 21 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld). Click here to find out more about the 1-day refresher. 

On completion of this program, participants will receive WorkCover Queensland Health and Safety Representative Training Statement of Completion for:

  • Health and Safety Representative Training

This statement is issued by ASTRA Group Services – RTO 31544.

  • Duration
    5 days

  • Delivery Mode
    Face to face
  • Location

    • Lawnton
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Onsite
  • Pre-requisites / entry requirements
  • Requirements
  • Outcome

  • Cost

    $ 700.00 pp (incl. GST)

    openpay available

    Personalised payment plan available

    BERT funding available

    zipPay available

  • 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 (3) years. HSRs who do not undertake HSR refresher training within the three year period will be required by WHSQ to undertake the 5 day initial course again.

    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)

    Renewal: Three (3) years (as per WHSafety Act 2011)

    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.

    Public course available at Aussie World, Palmview – 1st – 5th February

    Upcoming Courses

    Price below reflects RRP before any funding subsidies are applied. Eligibility requirements apply and funding applications must be approved before commencement. 

    Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
    HSR (full course) 1 - 5 February 2021 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Lawnton 14 $700.00
    HSR (full course) 1 - 5 February 2021 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Aussie World 11 $700.00
    HSR (full course) 15 - 19 March 2021 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Lawnton 14 $700.00
    HSR (full course) 19 - 23 April 2021 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Lawnton 15 $700.00
    HSR (full course) 17 - 21 May 2021 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Lawnton 15 $700.00

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