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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.

  • 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

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

  • 16, 17,18, 24 & 26 April 2019
  • 8, 9, 10, 18 & 19 July 2019
  • 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 October 2019
  • 26, 27, 28 November and 2 & 3 December 2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Launceston Campus

  • 26, 27, 28 March and 9 & 10 April 2019
  • 17, 18, 19, 25 & 26 June 2019
  • 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27 November 2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus

  • 7, 8, 9, 20 & 21 May 2019
  • 17, 18, 19, 25 & 26 September 2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • 28, 29, 30 May and 5 & 6 June 2019
  • 22, 23, 24, 30 & 31 October 2019
  • 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.

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Fees and Payments

2019:  5 day course: $1040 per person

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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.


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