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Comcare training courses are ACTU courses, approved by Comcare under Section 72 of the Commonwealth WHS Act 2011.

Commonwealth Initial Health and Safety Representative Training (5 days)

Under the WHS Act 2011:

  • Newly elected HSR's must attend the 5 day Commonwealth Initial HSR course to fully perform their duties as a HSR.

  • As a HSR, you are entitled to attend training with a provider of your choice, in consultation with your Person Business or Undertaking (PCBU).


  • Participants must complete all 5 days of the Initial Commonwealth HSR training within 6 months of starting the HSR Representatives course to be eligible for the issuement of Certificate of attainment.


> 2019 Commonwealth Course Enrolment Form & Enrolment Policy, the HSR and Employer are required to sign and return the enrolment policy with the enrolment form.


Dates for January - December 2019




8/4/19 - 12/4/19



22/7/19 - 26/7/19



9/12/19 - 13/12/19



Course Description

HSR's are entitled under the WHS Regulations and outlined in section 72 of the WHS Act to attend a course of training in work health and safety that is approved by the regulator.

A five day course where participants will look at injuries and diseases in workplaces; causes of accidents; the WHS Act 2011; and a range of other WHS issues to enable them to effectively perform their role as a HSR in the workplace.

Course Length & Time
 Five days, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Target Group

Elected Health and Safety Representatives and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives.

Election as a Health and Safety Representative or Deputy Health and Safety Representative.

Course Content

This course is accredited by Comcare and covers:

  • WHS Legislation – Historical Overview
  • Legal Framework
  • Work, Health & Safety Act
  • The Role and Functions of Health and Safety Representatives
  • WHS Agreements
  • Health and Safety Representative Committees
  • Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • Hazard Control
  • Specific Hazard
  • Workplace Inspection
  • Comcare – Role and Function
  • Negotiation Skills – Theory and Practice

Course Fee 2019

Commonwealth Initial (Initial)
Standard Fee $975 (inc GST)


The Course Fee includes

  • Participant manual (with copy of the WHS Act)

  • Light lunch provided daily (unless regional course)


Cancellation Policy
When an enrolment is cancelled the following cancellation fees will apply.  This can be waived if another course date is booked.

More than 14 days before course commencement date = Full refund
Between 7-14 days before commencement date = 50% refund
Less than 7 days = No refund

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