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Health and Safety Representative Initial OHS Training Course (State)

This Worksafe Victoria-Approved “Health & Safety Representative Initial OHS Training Course” is a  5-day course designed to provide HSRs (and others) with the knowledge, skills and confidence to represent their co-workers (in their Designated Workgroups) and to help make their workplace safer.

Although HSR's are the primary audience, managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members and anyone with an interest in workplace health and safety will also benefit from attending this course.

iTFE's 5-day ‘HSR Initial OHS Training Course’ conducted by OSHA who is approved by WorkSafe Victoria. OSHA's approach to OHS training ensures participants enjoy their learning experience and are able to apply their practical skills and knowledge when they return to their workplaces.

Most 5-day courses are conducted in 2 phases:

Phase 1 - 3 consecutive days; followed in the next week by

Phase 2 - 2 consecutive days.

Learning Outcomes – as determined by WorkSafe Victoria:

a) Interpreting the Occupational Health and Safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR

b) Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties

c) Establishing representation in the workplace

d) Participating in consultation and issue resolution

e) Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s.

Under sec. 67(3)(b) of the OHS Act 2004 (Victoria), all elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training.

Under sec. 67, an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.  Sec.67 allows that the HSR may to choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. (OSHA will verify that this requirement has been fulfilled.)

OSHA was one of the first original approved training course providers (back in 1987) and have been conducting this up-to-date approved course since then.

Fees for the Initial 5-day OHS course include a Participant Workbook (in colour), a personal copy of the Victorian OHS Act 2004 and morning/afternoon refreshments.

  • Course duration
    5 days
  • Course start dates

    5, 6, 7, 12 & 13 December 2017

  • Accreditation
    This course is hosted by IiTFE and delivered by Occupational Safety and Health Associates (OSHA), who is approved by WorkSafe Victoria 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, 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.

How to apply

Please complete the form below or contact iTFE on 1300 659 557

Online application - onsite

Step 1 of 2 - Personal details

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