Approved by Comcare on
The 5-day Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) Initial WHS Training Course is primarily designed for HSRs - and their deputies.
OSHA is approved by Comcare to conduct this course.
However managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members - and indeed anyone with an interest in workplace health and safety  - also will benefit from attending the program.


Tuesday April 13 - Thursday April 15; Tuesday April 20 & Wednesday April 21

Tuesday June 29 & Wednesday 30; Tuesday July 6 - Thursday July 8

Wed December 8 & Thurs Dec 9; Tues December 14 - Thurs Dec 16

We are approved by Comcare to conduct our approved WHS programs without the normal face-to-face requirements.  (For public courses, we use the new (security-upgraded) Zoom platform to conduct these courses.  For in-house courses conducted for specific organisations, we can conduct the course using the virtual conferencing platform preferred by the client.)

Comcare says this is only a temporary arrangement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that approved delivery strategies and AQF competency requirements must continue to be met.

  • In accordance with sec. 72 of the WHS Act, HSRs are able to choose the course they wish to attend in consultation with their employer, including whether they participate in connected, real time delivery or face-to-face learning when it resumes after the COVID-19 period.
  • If a participant does not have the appropriate training resources, IT infrastructure and ergonomic work station prior to training commencing, we advise participants to defer attendance until face-to-face training is available.
  • HSRs need to be comfortable with their learning environment and participate in HSR training away from any workplace distractions
  • HSRs should not be expected to complete their usual workplace duties before or after they have attended training.

Not sure if online WHS training will work? Here is what our participants have said:

  •  On-line training is ideal (COC)
  • On-line format is by far the best format for our area (remote schools) (PN)
  • A great facilitator ... who has accommodated to working on Zoom, and is more confident on it than anyone I have seen is a testament to the pride he takes in his work and his commitment to health and safety. It was a pleasure to meet him and I really enjoyed my Fridays with the group. I am sad they are over. (AC)
  • Was an excellent training seminar and I felt you guys did a fantastic job delivering it electronically remotely during Covid19 Social restrictions (AH).
  • Zoom worked well (MB et al).
* Payment is requested in order to confirm enrolment and reserve a place on a course.  See our payment terms here.
OSHA reserves the right to change course dates and/or postpone courses.
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[This course is specifically for organisations operating under the jurisdiction of Comcare and the WHS Act 2011 (Cwth) and is not suitable for workplaces covered by work health & safety legislation in other States and Territories (eg the Victorian OHS Act 2004).
For information on our WorkSafe-Vic-Approved OHS Courses, CLICK HERE.]
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