2016 HSR Initial WHS Training Courses

The CWU offers Comcare Approved Initial Work Health and Safety (WHS) Training for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs).

The HSR Initial WHS Training Course has been approved by Comcare and is delivered by the union’s Comcare approved trainer. This HSR Initial WHS Training Course is 5 days.

The course provides HSRs with the basic skills and information to represent members in matters relating to health and safety.

Under the WHS Act 2011, Section 72, HSRs are entitled to attend an approved training course with the provider of their choice. The employer must allow HSR to undertake training as soon as practicable within 6 months of the request. The PCBU (employer) must also pay any fees associated with this training.

We encourage all CWU HSRs to attend training delivered by their union.

There are 2 steps required.

  1. Click here to register for a Course
  2. Download a letter to your manager below to request to attend training.

HSR and DHSR log on & Interested members

When you are confronted with a health or safety issue at work, you don’t have to deal with it alone.

Join our secure HSR community click here to access the support and resources of your CWU national office and other HSRs, DHSRs and interested members on health and safety matters.


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