OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC 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 ohstrain@vthc.org.au

 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 - 16Carlton
February 19 - 23Frankston
Feb 26 - March 2 (DET)Abbotsford
March 19 - 23Carlton
April 16 - 20 Carlton
April 16 - 20 (DET)Abbotsford
May 14 - 18Ringwood
May 21 - 25Carlton
June 4 - 8Carlton
June 25 - 29Carlton
July 9 - 13Werribee

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


June 4 - 8Bendigo
June 25 - 29Morwell
November 26 - 30 (Education) note date changeBairnsdale

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.

May 8RefresherCarlton
June 18 - 22InitialCarlton

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.

April 12 - 13, 2018Carlton

Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: $430

HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Regional

March 5General Carlton
March 6General Ringwood
March 7GeneralEpping
March 13Education (DET)Abbotsford
March 14GeneralBallarat
March 15GeneralCarlton
April 10GeneralCarlton
April 23GeneralGeelong
April 26GeneralMorwell
May 7GeneralCarlton
May 8Education (DET)Abbotsford
May 11GeneralWerribee
June 13General Carlton
June 15General Bendigo
June 16General Geelong
June 21Education (DET)Abbotsford

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

Last updated December, 2017


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