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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training

This 5-Day course is designed to provide initial training for health and safety representatives (HSRs) and deputies to be able to exercise all their powers and perform all their functions in these roles. HSR training can only be undertaken with an approved training provider. Essential Training is an approved provider by the Work Health and Safety Commission in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2020. This course will be conducted in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA).


This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to make a difference in your workplace!

The introductory Health and Safety Representative training course has been developed for newly elected Health and Safety Representatives in WA who have not previously attended an approved training course.

All elected Health and Safety Representatives (and deputies) should attend an accredited introductory training course within 3 months of being elected.

This course is accredited by the Work Health and Safety Commission in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act (WA) 2020. The course covers the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 applicable to various industries in addition to the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 for those working in the mining sector.

If you have previously received the introductory training, you may consider attending a REFRESHER COURSE to update your knowledge as required.


Training Location

Essential Training Campus:

Unit 2, Wellington Fair

40 Lord Street

East Perth WA 6004



CCIWA office:

Level 5, Bishops See

235 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Onsite Delivery

Delivery is also available at approved training sites within the Perth Metropolitan Area.


Please contact us for further information relating to our upcoming course delivery locations and intake dates.

Delivery Method

This is a comprehensive face-to-face course delivered in a classroom environment.


The course is delivered over 5 days. This duration is mandated by WorkSafe WA and cannot be modified.

Essential Training delivers the course over 5 consecutive days (Monday to Friday) for advertised intakes.

The course is structured to cover the following topics over 5 days:  

DAY 1: Introduction to the WHS legislative framework; key parties and their obligations and duties.

DAY 2: The role of the regulator; establishing representation in the workplace within the framework of the WHS Act

DAY 3: Participating in effective consultation – negotiation, issue resolution and minimising risks.

DAY 4: Monitoring PCBU’s management of WHS risks – workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation.

DAY 5: Issuing of PINs and direction for ceasing unsafe work.


There are no formal course pre-requisites or previous experience necessary to participate in this course.

However, to aid successful course completion, Essential Training has identified that clients should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.

  • Provide photo ID at time of course commencement.

  • Have suitable English Language Proficiency and LLN skills at least to the level of Year 10 or equivalent (this may be demonstrated via the Essential Training pre-course evaluation, via prior qualifications obtained or via current employment role).


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ from Essential Training.


Successful course completion requires attendance at, and participation in, all 5 days of the course.

Further study pathways:

Refresher course options are available for participants wishing to update their knowledge if the initial course has already been completed.

Completion of this course also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue further studies in the WHS field – such as the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.


There is no formal assessment for this course, although participants are required to participate in class activities attempt on-course questions and activities to reinforce the skills and knowledge covered on the course.


$1200 + GST per participant

$950 + GST per participant *discounted price for corporate members

*Discounted price applies to CCIWA members and Essential  Training existing clients. (CCIWA members to provide membership number at the time of booking).

Note: Corporate discounts and Industry subsidies may apply – contact our friendly client support team to confirm prior to booking:


Why choose Essential Training for your HSR course?

Essential Training is a niche training provider that specialises in health and safety training, with over 12 years’ experience in servicing client needs relating to safety and emergency preparedness. Our course trainers are carefully selected and are experts in their field to ensure our high standards are consistently met for quality course delivery and client support processes. When it comes to safety, we are a well-known industry partner that you can rely on to support your training requirements.  

Please contact our friendly staff for further information on the course, or assistance with course bookings:

Please ensure you have read and understood the course information, as well as read our Learner Handbook

prior to course booking/enrolment.

>Go to further HSR Course Information & Booking Page (CCIWA Members / Essential Training Clients discount options)

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