This SafeWork NSW approved course assists you as a newly elected health and safety representative (HSR) to develop the relevant knowledge and skills needed to fulfil your role and functions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Carry out the role and function of a health and safety representative in line with work health and safety (WHS) legislation
Identify key parties, legislative obligations and duties
Participate constructively in consultation and issues resolution
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited TAFE Statement
A pathway to further study in health and safety
Specialist skills to interpret work health and safety legislation and its relationship to the role of a health and safety representative
The confidence to establish representation in the workplace
The ability to represent members in the Work Health and Safety (WHS) risk management process which may be undertaken by employers
Be comfortable issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Empathy, patience and the capacity to empower others
Interest in the wellbeing of fellow workers
2 years' workplace experience to be favourably considered for a health and safety representative
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: health and safety representative.
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The TAFE Statement in Health and Safety Representative (HSR) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The TAFE Statement in Health and Safety Representative (HSR) does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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