Health and Safety Representative Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course

Course Code SC1HSRIN19
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road, Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 35 hours

Course Overview

This WorkSafe approved training course aims to provide HSRs with the skills, knowledge and confidence to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer. Attendance would also be beneficial for Health and Safety Committee Members and Operational Supervisors. The course is delivered 9:00 am to 5:00 pm one day per week over 5 consecutive weeks

Learning objectives of the course are:
Interpreting the occupational health and safety 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
Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s
Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the
cessation of work
Participants who complete the course will be provided a certificate of attendance and not a nationally recognised VET qualification.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road 29th May to 23rd June – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Wednesdays / 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street 16th July to 13th August – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Tuesdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S1) – 31st January to 28th February – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays/2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S2) – 7th March to 4th April – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S3) – 2nd May to 30th May – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S4) – 28th May to 25th June – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Tuesdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S5) – 18th July to 15th August – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street 22 Aug to 19 Sept – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S7) – 10th October to 7th November – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays/ 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street (S8) – 14 November to 12 December – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Thursdays / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road 23rd April to 21st May – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Tuesdays / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road 30th October to 27th November – 9am to 5pm – 5 consecutive Wednesdays / 2019

Fee Information
Type Cost
Full Fee $879.90


Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67) all elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) and Deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their course in consultation with their employer. An employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.

Additional Information

Learning materials are provided
Learners should bring their own pen
Participants who complete the course will be provided a certificate of attendance and not a nationally recognised VET qualification.

Where to from here?

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