Health and Safety Representative Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course


Course Length

Part time:

5 weeks

Contact Hours

Part time:

1 day a week


Full Fee:



Benalla - Samaria Road

Seymour - Wallis Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Course Overview

This WorkSafe-approved course provides you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to represent your colleagues and help make your workplace safer.

Key learning objectives for this course include:

  • Interpreting the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislative framework and its relationship to Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)
  • 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

When you complete this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

The course is delivered one day per week over five consecutive weeks.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

14th July to 11th August - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Tuesdays/2020

Seymour - Wallis Street

26th May to 23rd June - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Tuesdays/2020

Shepparton - Fryers Street

6th February to 5th March - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

25th February to 24th March - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Tuesdays/2020

23rd April to 21st May - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

28th May to 25th June - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

16th July to 13th August - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

20th August to 17th September - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

8th October to 5th November - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

12th November to 10th December - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Thursdays/2020

Wangaratta - Tone Road

21st April to 19th May - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Tuesdays/2020

10th November to 8th December - 9am to 5pm - 5 consecutive Tuesdays/2020

Fee Information

1. Full Fee: $938.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Further details on fees available

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

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.