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A collaboration between Essential Training and Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA)

Training Outline

This introductory course will equip health and safety representatives with in-depth knowledge and practical skills required to be effective in the workforce.

About Us

Essential Training is a registered training provider (RTO 45750) approved by the WHS Commission to deliver Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training in Perth, Western Australia.


Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA), Essential Training is the nominated training provider to deliver the HSR course to CCIWA members and non-members at the prestigious CCIWA training premises in Perth CBD.

Why complete this training?

Since 2022, changes to workplace health and safety laws added new roles and functions for health and safety representatives. This course offers an in-depth understanding of these changes and how they impact your role.

Attendees will also develop confidence to improve overall safety performance and have a meaningful impact on their organisation’s safety culture.

This course is designed by WorkSafe WA, and Essential Training is approved by the WHS Commission to deliver the training. 

Course Duration & Structure

The course is delivered over five days. This duration is mandated by WorkSafe WA and cannot be modified. Essential Training delivers the course over five consecutive days (Monday to Friday) for advertised intakes.

The course is structured to cover the following topics

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.

5-Day HSR Training Course Dates for 2024

Check below for course details and scheduled course intakes

Start Date
End Date
  • Course Time:

       9:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Course Duration:

       5 days (Monday to Friday)

  • Training Venue/Location:

       Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western

       Australia (CCIWA), Level 5, Bishops See,

       235 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Course Fee

$1200 + GST  (Non-Member Price)

950 + GST  (CCIWA Member Price)

CCIWA member discount applies for this course, please provide your membership number at time of booking.

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Training Facilities

  • Free wifi is available

  • Fully furnished training rooms are provided for course delivery in a central city location

  • Lunch is provided each day of the course (please ensure you have advised us of any allergies or dietary requirements). On-site and surrounding lunch bars/cafés are also available.  

  • Parking information: All-day parking options are available along St Georges Terrace; CPP Perth Convention Centre; CPP His Majesty's on Hay Street; or CPP Elder Street

  • Public transportation is the easiest way to reach the training venue with various options nearby including the FREE CAT bus service. 

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*Please note the delivery venue is subject to change depending on client requirements, all training locations are centrally located with easy public transport access, and you will be advised in writing accordingly prior to course commencement of any changes. 

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:

  • Legislation relevant to the role and functions of a health and safety representative

  • Communicate effectively on health and safety matters to represent workers in your elected area

  • Issue resolution processes

  • Know your role in the WHS committee

  • Be conversant with WorkSafe WA and their inspectors and be able to access and utilise WorkSafe WA information in relation to safety matters

  • The process of conducting workplace inspections

  • Issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)

  • Hazard and risk management processes

  • Write a job safety analysis (JSA)

  • Your involvement in an investigation process


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 five 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.

Course Description and Outline:

For an in-depth course description and content, please refer to our website's Course Information Page

If you require assistance with your course booking or require further information about the course including, course duration, course fees, delivery, intake dates or course outcomes, please contact our friendly staff at or complete our Contact Form.

A copy of our Student Handbook is also available to view further details on the RTO’s policies and procedures

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