5 Day Introductory Coursefor Elected Health & Safety Reps (HSR's)


About the course

This HSR course is approved by the Work Health and Safety Commission (WorkSafe WA). The training will help an elected Health and Safety Representative (HSR) to understand and exercise their powers effectively. Training equips representatives with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their workgroup. All elected workplace HSR's are entitled to attend the 5 day course with time off and full pay from their employer. 

Practical, entertaining and interesting. Our facilitators train you on how to be an effective HSR. Attend our public course or we can come to your site and deliver to your workforce. We also deliver refresher courses to keep your HSR's up to date with the latest legislation.

We promise no "Death by PowerPoint" at CTS HSR courses! This is definitely not another boring course!   

Participants will receive a Statement of Attendance after completion of this course. 


There are no pre-requisites for this course; however, participants will require the numeracy and literacy skills sufficient to read and comprehend legislation, standards and codes of practice. If you have special requirements please advise is when booking. Our trainers ensure this course is a fun and interactive learning experience with individual and group activities.  All participants must bring photo ID with them on the first day of the course.  This is a requirement of the Work Health and Safety Commission.

Five (5) days. Monday to Friday.

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm.
Friday 8.30 am - 3.30 pm.

Training day attire
Neat, tidy clothing and closed footwear. 
Please advise us if you have any special dietary, or accessibility requirements. 


Public Courses
Our public courses are generally held every 5 weeks. Price per person to attend is $995.00 (GST FREE SUPPLY).  We will provide you with all learning resources, including writing materials each day. Class copies of the ACT and relevant regulations are available for use during the course. 

 If you would like to purchase your own copy of the ACT and/or Regulations please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise us so that we can print and bind take home copies. Alternatively you can purchase through the litsupport website.

Costs for Acts/Regulations are as follows - WHS Health and Safety Act 2020 - $33.00, Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 - $66.00, Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 - $77.00.

Please note fees for this course must be received prior to course commencement date unless alternative arrangements have been made with our Accounts Department. Once enrolled we require five full working days' notice of cancellation or transfer to a different course date for a refund of fees.

Workplace Courses
Fees for group workplace onsite training will be quoted on request. Factors that will determine costs include:

  • Location of the workplace
  • Level of course customisation required
  • Participant numbers

 A subsidy for this course may be available through the Construction training fund if you are working in the construction industry. Go to https://ctf.wa.gov.au/ for more information.

It's easy to arrange for your workplace!

To request dates to deliver this course onsite at your workplace and have risks and safety issues customised to your specific industry and situations, contact our friendly team at CTS on 1300 2662 807 for a quote today. 

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund for HSR course bookings Combined Team Services require 5 full days’ notice in writing prior to commencement date.  You are welcome to send an alternative person as a substitute prior to the commencement of a course at no additional cost.  In exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Director,  fees may be waived and/or a refund made.  Exceptional circumstances may include a death in the family or serious illness or injury (including COVID impacts).

Student testimonials

Best aspects

"The trainers were both affable, knowledgeable and presented the course with good humour. I enjoyed the format and learned a lot."

"Learning a lot more on the ways to act on our problems, and how to communicate effectively."

"References to actual events that have impacted people's lives that could have been avoided."

"The passion for safety and knowledge by facilitators - enjoyable/ made learning fun."

"The facilitators' ability to keep us engaged. Loved the case studies every day and then how they were used as relevant references."

"Knowing the correct procedures to follow as a HSR and to consider other people's personalities when discussing workplace issues."

"My understanding of my powers and responsibilities, where I stand with management and how to respond in conversations with them."

"The trainers had knowledge/experience in my workplace. I now have more confidence in my workplace WHS policies/ procedures and better understanding."

"Learning the importance of safety and the role of HSR. That are we are not alone. And we are doing the right thing in regards to fellow employees."

"Well presented and easy to follow."

"Easy to maintain focus, fun presentations, informed and easy-going manner of instruction. Not overloaded each day!"

"The ability to be confident in talking about safety issues."

"The course content/information was well presented. Both presenters were interactive and well informed."

"I now have the confidence to do this task properly!"

"The tutors were very engaging and very knowledgeable."

"Knowing I will have the confidence to deal with any safety issue."

"The presenter made it so easy to follow along, he also kept us engaged the whole time."

Expiry of transition period - Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)

Under the transitional provision 397(5) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020, persons who were a HSR or a HSR-elect immediately before the commencement of the WHS legislation on 31 March 2022 continue to be a HSR under the new legislation until their term expires or for no longer than one year from commencement day.

Thus after March 2023, there will need to be an election for those HSR positions or, if there are no other nominations for that position and providing that the HSRs are willing to continue, those HSRs are considered to be re-elected.

This does not mean that the HSRs need to re-train. Regulation 715 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 provide that training courses approved under the former OSH legislation are taken to be courses approved under the WHS legislation. However, it would be advisable for those HSRs to undertake Refresher training, which they are entitled to do.


9 Craigie Street, Davenport, WA, 6230

PO Box 6064, South Bunbury, WA, 6230

Phone: + 61 1300 262 807

Email: training@ctsconsult.com.au

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