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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 (Melbourne) Start Date Places Left
Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Cook St) Mon, Nov 08, 2021 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Cook St) Mon, Nov 22, 2021 (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.

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


  • $890.00pp 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 completed the EWP under 11 metre course yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it… Phil the instructor was brilliant. He held the class well and he spoke from experience not just from time teaching a course. He was hard but fair in the assessment practical and you kinda have to be considering the work that students will be undertaking upon their completion. Facilities were top notch and nothing was too much trouble. All staff that I came into contact with were polite and very professional! I would certainly recommend Pinnacle Safety and Training for anyone looking at completing industry specific training and certification and I will certainly use them again when choosing my next course.

Angus S. - Melbourne, VIC

Public Course Participant Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Under 11m