Health and Safety Representatives Initial QLD (WHSQ Approved)


Health and Safety Representatives Initial QLD
(WHSQ Approved)

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Why Choose This Course

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to enable them to fulfil the role of Health and Safety Representative within the State Jurisdiction of QLD as outlined in Section 72 of the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.

Designed for:

This course is for workers who have been elected as HSRs for their workplace. This course is also suitable for supervisors and managers who have a responsibility for the safety of workers.
This course is designed for anyone elected a Health and Safety Representative within the State jurisdiction of QLD.


As per the WHSQ Conditions of Approval for HSR Training Providers (Section 4:34) we are required to sight and verify Evidence of Identity (EOI) for each student on commencement of training. EOI documents must be made up of 3 matching original EOI documents. FSA is required to retain a copy on each students file.
One Category A + two Category B or Two Category A + one Category B (At least one Category A document must be photographic and show a full name and date of birth)

Category A documents
Status = Current
• Australian birth certificate – full (not an extract or a commemorative certificate)
• Bicentennial birth certificate (born in 1988)
• Australian citizenship certificate/naturalisation certificate
• Department of immigration and border protection (DIBP)
– Certificate of evidence of resident status
– Visa evidence card (with PLO56 visa)
• Queensland or federal police officer photo identity card.
• Queensland high risk work licence (photographic)

Status = Current or expired less than two years
• Australian passport (including Australian document of identity)
• Foreign passport
• Australian photo driver licence
• Queensland accreditation/authorisation (laminated)
– Driver/rider trainer; pilot/escort vehicle driver; dangerous goods driver; tow truck driver/assistant certificate – Bus; taxi; limousine driver

Status = Valid up to five years after issue
• DIBP – ImmiCard; temporary or resident visa; document for travel to Australia. Note: Electronic travel authority (ETA) is not accepted.

Status = Issued after 01/01/1992
• Queensland card 18+ (laminated)

Category B documents – must be Australian issued documents
Status = Current
• Australian defence force photo identity card (excluding civilians)
• Australian firearm licence (with photo)
• Australian security guard/crowd controller licence (with photo)
• Department of veterans’ affairs/CentreLink pensioner concession card (including healthcare card)
• Education institution student identity document (must include photo and/or signature)
• Financial institution debit/credit card (must include signature and embossed/printed name)
• Medicare card (green, blue or yellow)
• Interstate government-issued or government-approved proof of age card

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • Fitness to participate

  • Enclosed footwear

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course

Course Content:

The aim of this course is to provide HSRs and deputy HSRs, elected under the new WHS legislation, with information and skills relating to:

  • Interpreting the work health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR.
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties.
  • Establishing representation in the workplace.
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Representing members in the WHS risk. management process undertaken by the PCBU
  • Issuing a Provisional Notice (PIN) and directing the Cessation of Work.

This course is delivered by NSCA.

Group Size:



5 Days: Note this course must be completed within 3 months of course commencement


Onsite or at our training facility


Public and corporate course available in QLD

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Corporate training packages

Would you like group training for your employees? Click here to enquire and we will contact you, or call 1300 88 55 30 so we can tailor a training course for your organisation.

More Information

Read answers to some commonly asked questions about this course below. Alternatively, you can visit our general FAQs page, our Resources page or email us via the form below..

Before enrolling into this training course, please download and read the Course Participant Handbook.

Access to FSA’s dedicated customer support.

Qualified and experience trainers.

On successful completion of the training you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency listed above or a Certificate of Attendance for non-accredited training.

This course will benefit various careers including:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Department Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Supervisor or management position in certain industries
  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals
  • Team Leaders
Here are 4 reasons why you should choose Fire & Safety Australia for all of your safety training and safety consultancy requirements:

  1. National Accreditation and ISO9001-2015 Quality Accreditation
  2. Our Experience
  3. Flexibility and Clients First
  4. We Deliver What We Say We Will

Find out more on our Why Choose FSA page.

  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper


Course Pricing: 

Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted. We also offer payment instalments.

Can we combine various courses or multiple staff members into a training package? Yes companies can add other FSA courses into a training package, or enrol multiple attendees to save money.

Contact us via the enquiry form below for more information.


Public courses

  • 2 business day “cooling off period” 
  • More than 5 business days - no charge
  • 5 business days or less - 50% of course fee
  • 24 hours from start time - no refund     


Corporate group

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • Transferred / cancelled more than 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred / cancelled 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred / cancelled 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge


When transferring an enrolment from one course date to another the following charges will apply:

  • Transferred 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge
  • Name changes to the booked course - 5 business days or less prior to the course date will incur a $50.00 + GST fee per name change

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