Business and ICT

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

This is the initial five 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.

This course is also suitable for workers, managers, supervisors and officers.   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.

Location, 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.

Clarence Campus

  • 28, 29, 30 April & 6, 7 May 2020
  • 29, 30, 31 July & 6, 7 August 2020
  • 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19 November 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • 27, 28, 29 April & 6 , 7 May 2020
  • 14, 15, 16, 27 & 28 July 2020
  • 13, 14, 15, 26 & 27 October 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus

  • 16, 17, 18 30 June & 1 July 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • 12, 13, 14, 25 & 26 May 2020
  • 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24 September 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2020:  5 day course: $1062 per person.  A concession rate is not available for this course.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Pen and paper

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Previous vocational experience in WHS roles may benefit participant understanding. Sound literacy, numeracy, computing and learning skills are beneficial.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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