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Health and Safety Representative Course (Commonwealth)

This initial five-day course will train you to be a Health and Safety Representatives (HSR's) for organisations under the jurisdiction of the Comcare scheme. During the course, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to enable you to exercise your powers for the purpose of promoting and ensuring the health and safety at work of members of your work group.

The course focuses on:

  • Interpreting the work health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issues resolution
  • Represent members in the WHS risk management process undertaken by the PCBU
  • Issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work

Under the WHS Regulations and outlined in section 72 of the WHS Act HSR’s are required to attend a training course in work health and safety that is approved by the regulator (Comcare). This includes a five-day initial course of training, suitable for HSRs elected after 1 January 2012 who wish to exercise their full powers and functions, in particular, sections 85 and 90 of the WHS Act.

  • Course duration
    5 days
  • Accreditation
    This course is hosted by IiTFE and delivered by Occupational Safety and Health Associates (OSHA), approved (by Comcare) to conduct both Initial WHS (5-day) and Annual refresher (1-day) courses.
  • Location
  • Study mode
    Short course
  • International visitors
    Yes, conditions apply, please contact our Careers’ Team
  • Course type
    On Campus

Course details

  • VIC

Employment outcomes

Upon successful completion of iTFE’s Health and Safety Representative Course (Commonwealth) course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

Course structure

This course is run over five days.


Participants are required to bring proof of identification documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence on the day of training.


$1040.00 plus GST, with all learning resources included.

How to apply

Enrol below or contact iTFE on 1300 659 557

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  • Victoria
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