31 Enterprise St, Bundaberg Qld 4670

07 4153 2800 

Registered Training Organisation – 31472

Queensland Health & Safety Representatives - 5 day

Course Codes: 
Certificate of Attendance

Who Should Attend

Those who have been elected as a Health & Safety Representative (including deputy HSRs) for their workplace, and those who are to attend approved training under the WH&S Act 2011 to assist them to perform their role.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to assume the role and responsibilities of a Health & Safety Representative within their organisation.

Course Outline

On completion of this course, participants will have been provided with information on;

  • WH&S legislative framework
  • The role and functions of WHSQ and their interaction with HSRs
  • Duties and responsibilities of PCBUs, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
  • The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the WHS Act
  • The purpose and formation of a workgroup (or workgroups) within the workplace
  • Election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions
  • Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR
  • Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a HSR to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues
  • Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation
  • How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
  • Provision Improvement Notices (PINs) and the right of a worker to cease unsafe work

Entry Requirements

Participants will be required to undertake an LLN assessment to confirm numeracy, ready, writing and language skills at least to ACSF Level 2. This is to be successfully completed by the participants prior to enrolment into their selected course.

It is a requirement that clients wishing to undertake this training be able to:

  • enter and exit the work location safely and unaided
  • have adequate mobility, eyesight and hearing to be able to observe their surrounding work area in all directions during activities.


Participants will receive a course workbook which includes extracts from the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 covering issues such as interpreting the legislative framework, workplace representative, consultation monitoring of workplace conditions and notifiable incidents, issuing provisional improvement notices and stopping unsafe work.

During the five day training (classroom) the participants have access to support material for WH&S Represnetatives, PowerPoint presentations and safety videos. Each participant will be required to participate in discussions and successfully complete in class activities to satisfactorily complete the course.

Participants are to attend training with closed in footwear and neatly attired. 


There is no formal assessment process for this training course.


Participants who demonstrate understanding by successfully completing activities will receive a Certificate of Attendance for WHSQ-HSR-NCB01 Health and Safety Representative


The course will be delivered via a face to face format in either ASTA training rooms or at your workplace depending on numbers, client requirements and training facilities.

Course Schedule

You can refer to the ASTA website www.austsafe.net.au for our current training calendar or call the office on 07) 4153 2800


5 days


$810 per participant – Minimum and Maximum participant numbers apply

Book Dates: 
Monday, June 17, 2024
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ASTA can provide audits to a wide range of WHS standards, and our auditors are fully accredited with Exemplar Global and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Australian Safety & Training Alliance currently delivers Training and Assessment all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales.