Unions Tasmania is a well-respected and experienced provider of training for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), offering a comprehensive five-day course for new HSRs and one-day refreshers throughout the year. Our training is WorkSafe Tasmania and Comcare approved.


Designed primarily for Health and Safety Representatives, this course also suits people wanting an excellent introduction to work health and safety. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to meet the challenges of being an HSR or actively participate in the improvement of work health and safety.

  • Interpreting work health and safety law and the role of the HSR
  • Identifying key parties and their legal obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Representing members in the risk management process
  • Issuing provisional improvement notices and directing work to cease


Upcoming dates for State system HSRs

  • Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March, Hobart
  • Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March, Launceston
  • Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June, Hobart (CLOSED - COURSE FULL)
  • Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September, Hobart (CLOSED - COURSE FULL)
  • Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December, Hobart (CLOSED - COURSE FULL)

Upcoming dates for Comcare system HSRs

  • Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May, Hobart
  • Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December, Hobart


Not sure whether you need State or Comcare HSR training? Ask us.


Keep your skills and knowledge up to date with the annual refresher for HSRs who have previously completed the 5-day introductory course. This is a combined course for both State and Comcare HSRs.

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday 8 May, Launceston
  • Tuesday 9 May, East Devonport
  • Monday 3 July, Hobart (CLOSED - COURSE FULL)
  • Wednesday 5 July, East Devonport EXTRA DATE ADDED
  • Monday 4 September, Hobart
  • Monday 4 December, Hobart

More Info?

​Can I attend online? Yes. Please register early to allow time for print materials to be posted to you.

Need a paper copy? Download the HSR Training Form 2023.pdf

Need more information, or different dates? Phone us at (03) 6216 7600 or email