Course Type:
Short Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
Port of Sale

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Course Overview

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) play an important role in the improvement of occupational health and safety (OHS) in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.

To ensure HSRs can make the best possible contribution to improving OHS performance there is a legislative requirement to ensure all HSRs undertake training related to OHS that is accredited by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

Topics included in the course:

  • Legislation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Safety Case
  • Incident Investigation
  • Communications.

Course Dates

Port of Sale8:00am–6:00pm26–29 June 2023
Port of Sale8:00am–6:00pm27–30 November 2023

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Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the NOPSEMA Offshore Oil & Gas - Health and Safety Representative.

Career Opportunities

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) contribute to improving the safety of the offshore workforce by representing their fellow workers, understanding their health and safety concerns and assisting them to participate in decisions that affect them. Working in collaboration with their facility operator, fellow crew members and employer, a HSR helps to prevent incidents on a facility and make safety a top priority for Australia's offshore petroleum industry.

Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

An offshore worker chosen by their designated offshore work group(s) to represent them as a HSR, is required to attend a NOPSEMA accredited HSR training course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost


Materials Fees

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

Clause 30 of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) states that "A health and safety representative for a designated work group must undertake a course of training relating to occupational health and safety that is accredited by NOPSEMA for the purposes of this clause."


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Module 1: Legislation

Module 2: Hazard Identification and Risk Management

Module 3: Safety Management System and Safety Case

Module 4: Incident Investigation

Module 5: Communications


No formal assessment of the participants is required. Participation in case studies and subsequent discussions is expected as part of course engagement. Participation in the full course is required in order for an attendance certificate to be issued.