Health and safety representative training

Approved work health and safety training providers help health and safety representatives (HSRs) to understand and fulfil their role and functions.

HSRs are entitled to choose and attend, in consultation with the business or employer (or other PCBU), a SafeWork approved five day training course in work health and safety and a one day refresher course each year during their term of office.

Find a training provider

You can search online to find an approved HSR training provider.

Becoming a HSR trainer

Training providers who wish to deliver health and safety representative (HSR) training in NSW must first read the approval conditions and ensure that they have sufficient resources to undertake the administrative activities necessary to comply.

There are two options for approval:

Option 1

Use of the SafeWork approved course materials.

We have developed and approved a standard five day HSR initial training course and a one day HSR refresher course for delivery in NSW by SafeWork approved training providers. Please refer to this manual for more information.

Option 2

Development of your own course material for our approval.

Applicants may submit their own course for approval rather than use the standard Safework courses. Please refer to this manual for more information.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Third Party Management Unit on 1800 855 969 or email