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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Initial OHS Training Course

Face to Face

This practical course is designed for HSRs and deputy HSRs. Managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members and other people involved with health and safety in the workplace may also benefit from attending

5 days in the classroom
1 day per week over 5 weeks

Course Dates

Location (Inner Melbourne) Start Date Places Left
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, Jul 22, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne {1 day/wk format} Wed, Aug 14, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne {1 day/wk format} Tue, Sep 24, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, Sep 30, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne {1 day/wk format} Wed, Nov 06, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, Nov 11, 2024 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne {1 day/wk format} Fri, Jan 10, 2025 (7:30am)
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Course Details


Participants will receive a WorkSafe Approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course Certificate of Attendance. This statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training.

To receive a certificate of attendance, participants must attend all five days.

Course Duration

Five days: not less than 7 hours of course delivery (excluding breaks) per day

  • Option 1: Five days consecutively (i.e. back-to-back)
  • Option 2: One day per week over five weeks

This course must be completed within 6 months of commencement.


  • $750.00pp for public courses (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking enquiry here for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

The role of the Health and Safety (HSR) is primarily to liaise with other staff to identify health and safety issues and convey these to management. HSRs are elected by fellow staff to represent the views of a designated staff work group.

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67) all elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to attend WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. Pinnacle Safety and Training is approved by WorkSafe to deliver the HSR Initial OHS Training Course.

Under Section 67 of the Victorian OHS Act an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Interpreting the OHS legislative framework and its relationships to the HSR and the workplace
  • Identifying key parties, their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Representing the designated work group in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder(s)
  • Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced, approved OHS industry practitioner with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Compliance Codes
  • Practical and theoretical activities
  • Participant notes and provision of a full official hard copy of the OHS Act 2004



  • Free all-day secure parking. Pinnacle has a number of reserved spaces in the multi-storey carpark located in the middle of the Gateway complex. Access is from the corner of Gateway Court and Dock Street. Parks are located on the roof level and are clearly marked. An access code will be made available at the time of booking
  • Two hour street parking is available along Salmon Street and Cook Street (opposite our facility)
  • Designated car spaces for persons with a disability are located at the front and rear of our building

Classroom & Building Amenities

  • All OHS Initial and Refresher training courses are held in a wheelchair accessible classroom on the ground floor
  • Breakout / Kitchen areas are situated on the ground floor, with wheelchair accessible toilet facilities adjacent to the classroom
  • Tea and coffee facilities are available

Lunch Options

  • There are several takeaway food outlets located 150m north (along Salmon Street) of our facility
  • For those students who wish to bring their own lunch, our student lunch area contains a student-accessible fridge and microwave oven for your convenience

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

I would just like to say a thank you for all your positive feedback and advice on my submissions while completing this Diploma course. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the whole process at Pinnacle and the way the course is set up, it actually makes the learner feel like they are a part of a real workplace i.e. the “ABC Corp”. Every scenario has been realistic with challenging but very relevant assignments. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend Pinnacle to anybody who wants to complete WHS qualifications.

Alistair W. - Warrnambool, VIC

Online Course Participant Diploma in Work Health and Safety