Course detail

Statement of Attendance
QLD Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation
Study mode
Face-to-face training
1 day
8.30am till 4.00pm
$350 p/p (inc gst)
Payment options
– upfront payment
– credit card, bank deposit,invoice
In-house training available upon request.

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RTO No. 31966

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This training meets the requirements for elected HSRs under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act. They will complete the course tailored to build knowledge related to specific legislative and HSR skills development and provide a refresher of the learning outcomes covered in the five-day initial training and 3 day Course in functioning as a WHS Rep.

Under section 21 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 2011, HSR’s elected by their coworkers are entitled to attend a one-day refresher training each year, commencing 1 year after their initial 5-day training. The WHS Act commenced on 1 January 2012. The model WHS Act and WHS Regulations provide a national WHS framework from which states, territories and the Commonwealth are required to implement their own WHS legislation.

This course will provide deemed HSRs with additional information and skills required for HSRs under the new WHS legislation.

This face to face workshop will provide participants with information and skills to assist Health and Safety Representatives to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation including:

  • an understanding of the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation;
  • an understanding of how it applies to their role as elected HSRs and deputy HSRs; and
  • the knowledge and skills necessary to use their additional powers
    under the WHS legislation to issue PINs and direct that unsafe work

The course is intended to assist HSRs understand their roles and functions as to how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as HSRs.

Event dates

Date Location
6 October 2016 Toowoomba
7 October 2016 Brisbane
17 November 2016 Brisbane
20 February 2017 Toowoomba
14 March 2017 Brisbane
5 May 2017 Toowoomba

Who should attend

The target audience for delivery of this course includes all elected HSRs under the WHS Act who have requested approved training to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS legislation and their role and entitlements as HSRs.

Outcome of the course

The aims of this course are to provide HSRs with information and skills relating to:

  • WHS Act legislative framework
  • The role and functions of WHSQ and their interaction with HSRs
  • Duties and responsibilities of (persons conducting a business or undertaking) PCBUs, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
  • The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act
  • The purpose and formation of a workgroup (or workgroups) within the workplace
  • Election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions
  • Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR
  • Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a HSR to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues
  • Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation
  • How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
  • PINs and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work.


Persons eligible for the WHSQ HSR Training are HSRs or deputy HSRs elected under the WHS Act.

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Ken Golden

With over 20 years’ experience Ken is highly experienced and qualified in the field of Work Health and Safety. Ken expertly designs, develops and delivers public and in-house courses for LMIT. Ken keeps himself current with industry by regularly performing a range of WHS activities from WHSMS development and implementation, investigating incidents, workplace safety audits, SWMS, Test and Tag, emergency preparedness management and mentoring programs.

He has had a 33-year career with the Australian Regular Army and is a current Active Reservist – and holds appropriate Security Clearances. He does volunteer Pro Bono work as a Fire Safety Advisor for the Southport Sporting Shooters Association Pistol Club and Mentors to Dreamworld WHS Department.

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This course is non-competency based and has no formal assessment. Informal assessment of participant attendance and learner engagement only, has been chosen as the most appropriate option for this course. The facilitator will act as the assessor in this process.

Assessment decision

Facilitators will make a decision about the attendance and engagement of participants relevant to the learning outcomes/expected learner applications to determine whether an attendance certificate should be issued to the participant.

*Recognition of Assessment

(formally know as RPL)

There are no provisions for RPL within the context of this approved training course.

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