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Short Course WHS for Health and Safety Representatives (5 day Course)

This is the initial 5 day Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training course approved by the regulator that HSRs are entitled to under the WHS Act. It enables HSRs to perform their functions and exercise their powers under the WHS Act.

  • HSRs have the right to choose their training provider in consultation with their employer
  • Your employer should pay the course fees and give you paid time off work to attend training

This course is also suitable for workers, managers, supervisors and officers. Participants can also gain four statements of attainment for Certificate III units.

TasTAFE provides quality, practical HSR and WHS training and qualifications. The course empowers participants to contribute to healthy safe productive workplaces, and prevent death, injuries and disease. It involves learning and practice through practical group activities, role plays and scenarios. It enables participants to assist with compliance, foster consultation and improve systems, culture and performance.

Participants gain a practical understanding of and experience in:

  • Applying legislation to solve problems
  • Assisting the duty holders with their rights and responsibilities, HSRs, health and safety committees, and understanding the role of union entry permit holders and the regulator.
  • Using the risk management process and hierarchy of control
  • Consulting, communicating and conflict resolution to foster continual WHS improvement
  • Contributing to health and safety committees, WHS procedures and management systems
  • Preventing incidents and investigating incidents.

Work Health and Safety Units delivered that can be assessed are:

  • BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
  • BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution

Dates and Times

  • While we have set dates below, we will schedule extra courses across the state on demand
  • We encourage you to register for training early.

Courses will run subject to reaching minimum class numbers.

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Campbell Street Campus

  • No further dates are scheduled

Alanvale Campus

  • 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28 November 2018

Devonport Campus

  • No further dates are scheduled

Burnie Campus

  • No further dates are scheduled


2018:  5 day course:  $1008 per person

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements but previous vocational experience in WHS roles may benefit understanding. Sound literacy, numeracy, computing and learning skills are beneficial.


  • Statement of Attendance
  • Upon completion of a workplace project a Statement of Attainment in the 4 units.


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