Health and Safety Representatives Initial (NT WorkSafe Approved)

5 Days: Note this course must be completed within 6 months of course commencement

Max Students:

Designed for:
This course is for elected Health and Safety Representatives (and deputy HSRs) as per section 72 (1) of the WHS (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 which entitles elected HSRs to attend a regulator approved Initial 5 day training course. Note: You will need to provide evidence that you are a currently elected HSR.
This course is designed for anyone elected a Health and Safety Representative within the State jurisdiction of NT



Pre-entry Requirements:
Language and Literacy requirements for the course are: • Writing is required to the level of completing written in-class activities. • Reading is required to enable the determination of information through the student manual.

The purpose of this course is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to enable you to exercise your powers for the purpose of promoting and ensuring the health and safety at work of members of your work group.


The course content covers:

  • The WHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR.
  • Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties.
  • Understand the role, function and powers of a health and safety representative. 
  • Undertaking the role of a 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.

Unit of Competency

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to successful students on completion of course.

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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