OHS Unit Training Program
January - June 2018
Under Section 67 of the OHS Act (2004), HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake a WorkSafe approved course of their choice, in consultation with their employer. This applies to both the Initial and the Refresher courses. HSRs must give 14 days' notice of their intention to attend an Initial or a Refresher course under the Victorian OHS Act. More detail on HSR and Deputy HSR Right to Training.
The courses in Carlton are held at the Trades Hall, corner Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton South. The addresses of venues in other locations will be provided by mail to participants prior to the commencement of the course. All fees are GST inclusive. More information on the content of the courses, and on the VTHC OHS Health and Safety Training Centre.
There are two ways to enrol in a course:
1 - PREFERRED: Click here to fill out an online application form - click on the type of course you're wanting to enrol in, and then the date and it's done!; or
2 - Download the training application form, complete it and then either fax it or email it to the VTHC Training Unit Fax: 03 9639 0408, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries about the training, contact Lisa Mott on 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511. (Please check this page periodically, as there are changes made time to time!)
HSR Initial OHS Training Course
- for Elected OHS Reps and Deputies under the Victorian OHS Act - is approved by WorkSafe Victoria under Section 67
|February 12 - 16||Carlton|
|February 19 - 23||Frankston|
|Feb 26 - March 2 (DET)||Abbotsford|
|March 19 - 23||Carlton|
|April 16 - 20||Carlton|
|April 16 - 20 (DET)||Abbotsford|
|April 30 - May 4||Carlton|
|May 14 - 18||Werribee|
|May 21 - 25||Carlton|
|May 21 - 25||Ringwood|
|June 4 - 8||Carlton|
|June 25 - 29||Carlton|
Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Metropolitan: $870
|June 4 - 8||Bendigo|
|June 25 - 29||Morwell|
Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Country: $895
HSRs and deputies have the right under section 72 Commonwealth Work Health Safety Act, 2011 to undertake a course of training of their choice approved by Comcare Australia. The VTHC is authorised to deliver both the initial and the refresher course under the auspices of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. The Comcare courses are for elected HSRs and deputies. For more information see here.
|June 18 - 22||Initial||Carlton|
hours: 9am - 5pm.
Course fee Initial: $870; Refresher: $330
2- Day Metropolitan/Country
The 2-day course is an overview designed for managers, supervisors and committee members. It is not a replacement for the 5-Day Initial training for HSRs.
|April 12 - 13, 2018||Carlton|
Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: $430
HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Regional
|March 13||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|May 8||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|June 21||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
Course hours 9am - 5pm
Course fee: Metropolitan $330; Country $350
Last updated December, 2017