Site Safety and Health Representative - S1, S2 & S3

The Site Safety and Health Representative course provides training on the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of a Site Safety and Health Representative, as detailed in the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999.

Duration: 1-3 days

Who should attend

The Site Safety and Health Representative course is designed for those already employed in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, construction or associated industries, including supervisors, site safety and health representatives, and site senior executives.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You can apply for recognition of prior learning for this unit of competency. You will need to supply information on your work history and samples of work, and may need to undertake assessments and/or an interview to determine whether you have met the competency standards. RPL is conducted on a one-on-one basis. Contact us to discuss your RPL options.

Course delivery and assessment 

Participants will be required to complete written and practical assessments over the duration of the course. On successful completion of the training component, participants will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

In addition to the training component of the course, participants will be required to complete on-site assessments through their workplace within 12 months of the training. On successful completion of the on-site assessments, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Full course 

The face-to-face component of the full course is delivered over 3 days. Alternatively, participants can complete each unit separately. Participants are also required to complete post-course assessments at their workplace.


A 1-day refresher course is available for current site safety and health representatives. Participants will be required to submit a copy of their Statement of Attainment from the previous course attended, along with work samples.

Course content 

Day 1 RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes 

Learn how to apply recognised processes to conduct inspections to identify, analyse and assess risks, recommend treatment, contribute to implementation of risk treatments and monitor controls. The course also covers participation in the preparation, testing and documentation of safe working instructions. 

Day 2 RIIWHS301D - Conduct safety and health investigations 

Learn how to apply safety and health investigative processes at operational level including identifying and collecting evidence, analysing evidence to identify reasons for an incident, and identifying and documenting actions to resolve and/or prevent re-occurrence of incidents. 

Day 3 RIICOM301D - Communicate information 

Learn how to communicate effectively with others in the mining industry. The course covers writing reports, attending meetings, making presentations and participating in operational level negotiations.


  • Course materials  
  • Morning tea and lunch