Education Specific Five Day Introductory Course for Health and Safety Reps (HSRs)

22 places available

Course Hosted By: SSTUWA

Course Conducted By: Unity Training

Course Funded By:  Department of Education 

Start:  Monday 27 February 2023 - 9.00am

Finish: Friday 3 March 2023 - 4.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

To register in this five-day course you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are the officially elected HS Representative at your school.
  • You have registered with the DoE OSH Team as the elected representative for your school. Contact
  • You have NOT previously completed the Five-Day Introductory OSH/WHS Course.
  • If you are from a regional area you have written permission from DoE Central Office OSH Team to attend the course in Perth. (See below)

This five-day course is a statutory requirement for elected HSRs. It provides Health and Safety Representatives within the Education Department with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively perform their functions in protecting and promoting the work health and safety of those they represent.  This newly developed course has been created based on the new WHS Act, 2020 and will provide updated information regarding new definitions related to the legislation and the expanded duties of parties including their functions and powers.

This course is accredited by Worksafe WA.  All information regarding Health and Safety Representative (HSR) elections, training and expenses is available on the Department of Education IKON service.

The course is open to members and non-members of the SSTUWA and to all Department of Education staff.

Regionally Based Participants

If you are regionally based, it is important that you receive permission from the DoE to attend this event in Perth.  We ask you to do this ASAP.

For permission to attend you must contact DoE, Employee Relations, OSH Team on 9264 5480 or

As the DoE is funding your participation, travel and expenses, they will check if there might be an alternative location for you to attend.

Once you have received permission, please forward a copy of your written approval to the Education and Training Centre here at the SSTUWA.  Please send to


Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the WHS legislation relevant to their role.
  • Apply the legislation to specific situations within educational settings.
  • Apply DoE policy, procedures and agreements when carrying out the role of a representative.
  • Carry out workplace inspections.
  • Issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PINS) based on consultation, communication and cooperation.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents.
  • Follow procedures for resolving issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate with appropriate parties.
  • Identify hazards and appropriate control measures.


$ 0 : DoE covers costs

Leave is accessed through the short leave budget - Peoplesoft Codes apply - 1471 (teaching), 1472 (non teaching).  Leave does not come from the school budget.

All information regarding training course expenses recoup is available on the Department of Education IKON service.


Morning tea and lunch provided.


Elaine Gunn, Unity Training Services
Antony Pearson (WHS) SSTUWA

Nominated Audience

Elected Health and Safety Reps