Health and Safety Representatives Refresher (Comcare approved in the Commonwealth Jurisdiction)

1 Day

Max Students:

Designed for:
Specifically intended for Commonwealth trained Health and Safety Representatives who have completed the 5 day Commonwealth HSR course after 31st of December 2011. Note: section 72 of the WHS Act 2011 entitles a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) after completing an initial course of training to attend a refresher course of training in work health and safety for each year they hold office. The HSR in consultation with their employer also has the right to choose the course of training they attend. Students are required to bring with them to the course their workplace’s Risk Management Process/Tool.



Pre-entry Requirements:
Elected Health and Safety Representatives from within the Commonwealth jurisdiction, who completed the Initial 5 Day course after 31 December 2011 under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.

Commonwealth Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Refresher training course will revitalise participates knowledge and skills of Work Health and Safety legislation and provide a refreshed knowledge of their role and functions as HSR’s.


The course content focuses on:

  • Updates and revision of Work Health and Safety legislation (including Regulations and Codes of Practice).  
  • Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties.
  • The role, function and powers of a Commonwealth Health and Safety Representative.
  • The role of a Commonwealth Health and Safety Representative within their work group including: participation in the resolution of work health and safety issues, issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices and directing cessation of unsafe work. 

    This course is delivered by NSCA.

There is no formal assessment as part of this course. Upon successful completion, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

Delivery Method:
Training will be delivered within a public training facility utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios.

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