OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC Training program
May - December 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.

To enrol in a course 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!

 If you have any queries about the training, or difficulties enrolling contact Lisa Mott on 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


September 10 - 14Carlton
October 8 - 12Carlton
October 15 - 19 (Education)Abbotsford
November 12 - 16 (Education)Abbotsford
November 12 - 16Carlton
November 19 - 23Carlton
December 3 - 7 Carlton

Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Metropolitan: $870


November 26 - 30Bairnsdale (Education/DET)

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.

November 7RefresherCarlton

Course 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.

Dates to be advisedCarlton

Course hours: 9am - 5pm Course fee: $430

HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses

October 22General (Education DET)Abbotsford
October 23General Frankston
November 8GeneralCarlton
December 10GeneralRingwood
December 11GeneralGeelong
December 13General (Education)Abbotsford
December 17GeneralCarlton
December 19GeneralCarlton

Course hours 9am - 5pm
Course fee: Metropolitan $330; Country $350

Last updated October, 2018


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