Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training Sydney

HSRs are worker representatives for health and safety, with significant powers under WHS legislation. They gather and address work group issues, consulting with relevant stakeholders. If they complete SafeWork NSW approved training, they can direct workers to stop unsafe work if there’s a serious and immediate risk.

HSRs in New South Wales have the right to participate in a SafeWork NSW approved five-day training course within three months of requesting it from their PCBU. Employers must grant HSRs time off from work to attend this training. Additionally, HSRs have the entitlement to attend one-day refresher courses annually, starting one year after completing the initial five-day course, as specified in the Work Health and Safety legislation.



5 weeks 1 day a week (8 hours per day)

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Health and Safety Representative

HSR Training is delivered and certificates are issued by the Training Aid Australia (RTO 91411)
Training Aid Australia is approved by SafeWork NSW to deliver this training course.

HSR Course Information

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is a serious role and has powers and responsibilities under sections 68 and 69 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

An HSR and deputy HSR play a pivotal role in gathering information about what the health and safety issues are for their work group. They can work out ways to resolve issues in consultation with PCBU representatives such as managers, supervisors, committees and other HSRs.

If an HSR has completed approved HSR training they can direct a worker in the work group to stop unsafe work if they reasonably believe workers would be exposed to a serious risk to their health and safety. This stop-work direction can only be given if the issue has not been resolved by consultation, or if the risk is so serious and immediate or imminent that it’s unreasonable to consult first.

An HSR can issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) if they reasonably believe there is a contravention of the Act.

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Interpret work health and safety legislation and its relationship to the role of an HSR.
  • Identify key parties, legislative obligations and duties.
  • Establish representation in the workplace.
  • Participate in consultation and issue resolution.
  • Represent members in the WHS risk management process undertaken by the Person Conducting Business or Undertaking (PCBU).
  • Issue a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and direct the cessation of work.
HSR Course Details

What will you receive

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive:

  • SafeWork NSW Statement of Attendance issued by Training Aid Australia

What will you learn

HSR training covers Health and Safety topics, such as WHS legislative framework, requirements for consultation in the workplace on work health and safety issues and the mechanisms available, the consultative approach that can be used in resolving workplace health and safety issues, incident notification, information and skills HSRs require regarding the issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs).

HSR training course consists of PowerPoint presentation, class activities and videos.

SafeWork NSW Approved

Training Aid Australia is approved by the SafeWork NSW to deliver Health and Safety Representative training course.

HSR Course Requirements

LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy)

The basic understanding, reading and writing of English is required.

As part of our pre-training review all students are required to complete an LLN assessment to determine a student’s eligibility for enrolment into their selected course.

All students enrolling into any Training Aid Australia course must have LLN skills to do simple calculations, understand English well enough to be able to read, write, and provide verbal responses to questions in English to undertake training and assessment in any of our courses.

For further information on student support services please refer to the Student Handbook.


Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time of the course to complete the necessary registration paperwork.

if participants arrive 15 minutes after the scheduled starting time.


Participants must provide adequate evidence of identity prior to the commencement of the training (e.g. passport, Australian driver’s licence, proof of age card).

ID must include the participant’s name and photo and signature.

if participants do not provide a valid form of I.D.

Course Pre Reading and Task

Before attending the training session, participants are required to complete the pre-course reading and tasks.

The necessary PDF file can be accessed through the confirmation email sent out once the training has been successfully booked.


VISA and MASTERCARD cards are accepted for the online payments (0% surcharge fee).

Course Location

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) course is delivered in following locations in Sydney, NSW

Darlinghurst: Ground Floor, 155 – 159 William Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Training Aid Australia is a respected short course training provider based in Australia. Our expert team provide short courses for a variety of industries, including hospitality, construction and health.

We provide high-quality training for groups of various sizes. We are able to offer group courses that suit your timeframe and at a location of your choice.

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