Course Description

This Level 1 course is an introductory course for those Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) who have not received any prior training and should be undertaken in the first year of their 3 year term of office. Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives (DHSRs) are entitled to attend this course of training which is  approved by the SafeWork SA Advisory Committee.  Without this course a HSR or DHSR cannot issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN).

The course aims to:-

  • Help the HSR consult with the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) on behalf of the work group about compliance with the requirements of the Act.
  • Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the roles, duties and responsibilities for workplace health and safety under the Act.
  • Ensure learners gain an appreciation of the importance of appropriate worker and PCBU attitudes to work health & safety by exploring workplace culture will be explored.
  • Ensure HSRs and DHSRs are familiar with the risk management process.
  • Give participants the skills to make a case for positive workplace change to senior management.

Cost & Inclusions


$990 (inc GST)

  • course learning materials
  • certification upon successful completion

Please contact the Workplace Consultation Program (SafeWork SA) on 1300 365 255 to determine if you are eligible for any subsidies.



Live Virtual Classrooms – 3 x up to 90 minute sessions per day on each of the 5 days.

The training may be scheduled over 5 consecutive days or a block of 3 days in one week and 2 days in another.

For in-house/group bookings the course can be delivered at a client’s premises.

Course Content
  • Introduction to work, health & safety
  • Work Health and safety legislation duties and roles
  • Using the WHS Regulations
  • Perform the functions and exercise the powers of a health and safety representative
  • Risk management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Role of health and safety committees
  • Consultation and conflict resolution
  • Research, prepare and present a case on a work health safety issue

Location & Dates

Course Dates
  • Live Virtual Classroom – 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21 August 2024
  • Live Virtual Classroom – 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24 September 2024
  • Live Virtual Classroom – 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 October 2024
  • Live Virtual Classroom – 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27 November 2024

Career Outcomes

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) play a pivotal role in keeping South Australian workplaces safe. By representing workers in their work group, HSRs provide a means for workers to raise safety issues within their workplace, and follow a process with employers to resolve them.

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