State ID: SRTR016



This 5 day OSH Representatives course is for anyone who is or is about to become an Occupational Safety and Health 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 OSH 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 33 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 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety. Information about the units and assessment process will be provided at the commencement of the representatives training. Additional fees apply. The units are:

  • BSBWHS302A - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • BSBWHS303A - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS304A - Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultative processes
  • BSBWHS305A - Contribute to WHS issue resolution
  • BSBWHS406A - Assist with responding to incidents

Once you have achieved the above five units, arrangements can be made for you to enrol in the remaining units to achieve the full qualification if you elect to do so.

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.
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    Where Albany
    Margaret River

    Albany Campus
    Date: Register Your Interest
    Time: To be advised
    Duration: 5 days

    Katanning Campus
    Date: 2 - 6 September
    Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
    Duration: 5 days

    Margaret River Campus
    Date: 26 - 30 August 2019
    Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
    Duration: 5 days

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    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    studentservices@srtafe.wa.edu.au    0417 937 894
    Great Southern Campuses    studentsupport@srtafe.wa.edu.au    1800 675 781

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    Page last updated August 23, 2019