Health and Safety Representative Training (Initial) – New South Wales


Health and Safety Representative Initial Training Course Overview

The primary responsibility of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is to collaborate with colleagues in identifying health and safety concerns and communicate these issues to management. HSRs are elected by their peers to articulate the collective viewpoints of the staff.

This program equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in New South Wales. Training Ahead Australia, an approved provider by SafeWork NSW, delivers this course in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011.

In New South Wales, HSRs have the right to attend a five-day training course, approved by SafeWork NSW, within three months of requesting such training from their PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking). Employers are obligated to grant HSRs the necessary time off work to attend this training. Additionally, HSRs are entitled to attend one-day refresher courses every twelve months, starting one year after the completion of the initial five-day course, in accordance with the Work Health and Safety legislation.

Course Outline

This course comprehensively covers the following key areas:

  • Overview of the legislative framework for Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Responsibilities of various stakeholders
  • Essential WHS terminology
  • The functions of SafeWork NSW and repercussions for non-compliance
  • Requirements and mechanisms for workplace consultation on work health and safety matters
  • The role, rights, and protections afforded to Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • Resolving workplace health and safety concerns through negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Identification of hazards and strategies for their elimination or reduction
  • Incident notification and investigation procedures
  • The process of issuing Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and instructing the cessation of unsafe work.

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Duration: 5 Days
Cost (pp): $850 until June 2024 (Original Price $1,250)
Location: Level 3/321 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Delivery Method: Classroom based learning (face to face)
Assessment Type: N/A
Units of Competency:

This is a non-nationally accredited training outcome.

Participants will receive a SafeWork NSW Health and Safety Representative Training Statement of Attendance.

This certificate is issued by Training Ahead Australia (RTO Code: 45462).

Entry Requirements:

TAA Admission Requirements

TAA requires all students to be 18 years of age or older.

When does the course expire: This course does not expire, as refreshers are optional to attend (We do offer HSR Refresher Training)
What to bring and wear:

Please attend in smart casual clothing.

Please ensure you were enclosed shoes.

Additional Information


This is not a nationally accredited training outcome delivered by Aakira Pty Ltd trading as Training Ahead Australia (RTO Code: 45462)

ID to Bring

You are required to bring photo ID, ideally, one of the following two types:

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Passport
Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number
  • Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015, all students who undertake Nationally Recognised Training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
  • Your USI means all your training records and results will be in one place. See more at: To get a USI, go to:
  • Students will not be issued a Qualification Testamur or Statement of Attainment without a valid USI
Government Funded Training

This course is not eligible for Government Subsidies through Training Ahead Australia.

No Guarantee

Training Ahead does not provide any guarantee that:

  • A student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO

Upcoming courses

Health and Safety Representative Training (Initial) – New South Wales
Start End Date Cost    
24/06/2024 28/06/2024 $850.00
23/09/2024 27/09/2024 $1,250.00
25/11/2024 29/11/2024 $1,250.00