Health and Safety Representative Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course

Health and Safety Representative Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course

This WorkSafe approved training course provides Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and deputy HSRs (DHSR) with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to exercise their powers for the purpose of representing members of their designated work group (DWG) and help make their workplace safer.

All elected HSRs and DHSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training course in consultation with their employer according to the OHS Act 2004 (section 67). CEPUTEC is approved by WorkSafe Victoria to deliver this course.

Note: HSR training is not intended to train HSRs to be health and safety professionals or to fulfil an employer’s obligations in relation to OHS.

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives of the course are to:

  • Interpret the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identify key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establish representation in the workplace
  • Participate in consultation and issue resolution
  • Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder
  • Issue a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and direct the cessation of work

There are no specific entry requirements or prerequisites for this course.

Although the course is designed for HSRs, managers, supervisors, health and safety committee members and anyone with an interest in health and safety could also benefit from attending an HSR training course.

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course structure

Course is delivered face to face at a PICAC campus in both classroom and practical settings. All learning materials will be supplied by CEPUTEC.

Course duration

The course is made up of five (5) full days of attendance totalling 35 contact hours.

$885 – Full fee

$665 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, Master Plumbers, AMCA)

$0 – PPTEU Member

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions.

There are no assessment tasks associated with this course, however participants cannot be issued the certificate of attendance unless the entire course has been attended and participated in.

National units of competency covered

There are no national units of competency covered in this course.


Following attendance at all five days of training, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by CEPUTEC.
Note: The course must be commenced and completed within 6 months.


Email or call 1300 222 727 to register your interest in this course.

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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you study any Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, you are required to have a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) that you have completed since 2015.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). The benefit of the USI is the ability to provide learners with easy access to their training records at any time.

You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone.

If you do not already have a USI, go to on a computer or mobile device.

Note: A USI must be supplied to CEPUTEC during enrolment so that a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment can be issued to you.

For further information, please see the video under Learner Resources.