OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC Training program to June 2017

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 - 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; or

2 - 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, contact Lisa Mott on 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511. (Please check this page periodically, as there are changes made time to time!)

NOTE: the program for course July - December is currently being finalised and this page will be updated as soon as this occurs. In the meantime, the following Education courses have been scheduled:

5 day initial One day Refresher
August 7 – 11
Nov 13 – 17
May 15 ( In Mildura)
July 25 ( Specific to Adult Disability Services sector)
Aug 24
Oct 18

Bookings can be made by downloading the training application form, completing it and then either faxing or emailing it to the VTHC  Training Unit  Fax: 03 9639 0408, email ohstrain@vthc.org.au. Any queries call Lisa Mott 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511.

HSR Initial OHS Training Course

- for Elected OHS Reps and Deputies under the Victorian OHS Act - is approved by WorkSafe Victoria under Section 67


March 6 - 10 Education
AEU Abbottsford
March 20 - 24InitialCarlton
April 3 - 7InitialEpping
April 3 - 7InitialCarlton
May 1 - 5Education
AEU Abbotsford
May 8 - 12InitialCarlton
May 22 - 26InitialGeelong
May 22 - 26InitialFrankston
June 5 - 9 InitialRingwood
June 19 - 23InitialWerribee
June 26 - 30InitialCarlton

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


March 6 - 10InitialMorwell
June 5 - 9InitialBendigo
June 26  30InitialBallarat

Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Country: $895


The Comcare courses are for elected HSRs under the Commonwealth Work Health Safety Act, 2011

March 20 - 24InitialCarlton
June 2 (note change of date)RefresherCarlton

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 for 2017 to be finalised

Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: Carlton $430; Ballarat $460

HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Country

March 14Education (AEU)Abbotsford
March 15GeneralFrankston
March 16GeneralCarlton
April 12GeneralMorwell
April 13GeneralCarlton
April 26General Ballarat
April 28General Bendigo
May 1GeneralCarlton
May 15Education Mildura
May 29GeneralCarlton
May 31 GeneralRingwood
June 2GeneralWerribee
June 14GeneralEpping
June 19
(note changed of date)
June 21
(note change of date)

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

Last updated April, 2017


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