Learn about the role of HSRs and deputy HSRs

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67), all elected HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria-approved HSR initial OHS training and choose their course in consultation with their employer. Chisholm Institute is approved by WorkSafe to deliver the HSR Initial OHS Training Course.

Course Aims

This WorkSafe-approved training course will help an HSR and Deputy HSR understand and effectively exercise their powers, protections and entitlements under the OHS Act 2004. OHS training equips HSRs/DHSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of the initial course are:
• Interpreting the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
• Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
• Establishing representation in the workplace
• Participating in consultation and issue resolution
• Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holders
• Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work.

Although this course is designed for HSRs, managers and supervisors can also benefit from attending to ensure they understand an HSR's role, powers and entitlements.

The course runs one day a week for five weeks and must be completed within six months of commencement. You must attended all five days to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Please note that Day one of the course is mandatory and you cannot attend subsequent days without attending day one. If you are unable to attend the first day, please contact our Short Courses team on 1300 244 746 or email shortcourses@chisholm.edu.au five days prior to course commencement.

For group or workplace training enquiries, please contact us on 5990 7117. Alternatively, email us at cscadmin@chisholm.edu.au or complete the enquiry form available on this page.

Please refer to information below for dates, prices and bookings.

Course code
Delivery location
Berwick, Cranbourne, Dandenong
  • Fees

    Fee: $950.00


  • Available sessions and enrol online
    Available sessions and enrol online
    Campus Starts on Finishes Time Sessions Available places Enrol
    Dandenong 03/10/2022 31/10/2022 Mon 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM 5 1
    Berwick 07/10/2022 04/11/2022 Fri 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM 5 11
    Cranbourne 08/11/2022 06/12/2022 Tue 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM 5 5
  • What to bring
    Pen and paper