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Work Health and Safety Representatives Course

State ID: A0314P
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This 5 day WHS Representatives course is for anyone who is or is about to become a Work Health and Safety Representative in your organisation.

Representatives from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply as there are no formal pre-requisites or qualifications required for a person to participate in and be successful in undertaking the functions of a safety and health representative.

The 5 day WorkSafe Western Australia accredited course for WHS Representatives will provide representatives with information and skills to enable them to effectively carry out their role as "representatives" of employees, and as defined under Section 68 of the Act.

The course is specifically designed to achieve the objectives of the Act offering a balanced approach with emphasis on cooperation and consultation and representatives' participation in the development and formulation of safety and health policy and procedures at the workplace.

This course covers:

  • how to apply the legislative requirements to the workplace
  • how to apply the principles of Risk Management by participating in and conducting a workplace inspection
  • how to apply the techniques of accident investigation
  • how to assist the employer in the development of accident prevention controls and systems
  • how to effectively communicate with the employer and employees on safety and health matters


On completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attendance from South Regional TAFE.

This is a non accredited course, however participants who would like to achieve formal recognition of the skills gained through course participation can apply for five units of competence from BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety. This will require you to submit a number of work place assignments that will then be formally assessed by an SRT assessor who will make a decision about competency being deemed. Information about the units and assessment process will be provided at the commencement of the representatives training. Additional fees apply.

Employer Duties

  • Allow you to take time off work, with pay, to perform your functions and attend accredited training courses
  • Pay for course fees and associated costs for you to attend accredited introductory training.

Please contact your local campus for prices

School age students
Students who would normally be attending year 12 or below in the current calendar year will be eligible to enrol at the commercial / international rate for this course.

International students
This courses isn’t available to Visa 500 International Students.
For information on international courses, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website
Other visa holder students
All other visa holders (i.e 457, 300, 485, 489, 496) contact either South West or Great Southern Campuses to confirm your eligibility;
South West Campuses    0417 937 894
Great Southern Campuses    1800 675 781

No minimum requirements

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application or enrolment.

Duration 5 days
When Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
Where Albany
Duration 5 days
When Date: 31 October - 4 November 2022
Time: To be advised
Where Esperance
Duration 5 days
When Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
Duration 5 days
When Date: 4-8 July 2022
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Where Katanning
Duration Five days
When Date: 27 June to 1 July, 1 August to 5 August, 3 October to 7 October, 5 December to 9 December
Time: 8.15am to 4.30pm

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