OHS Unit Training Program
June 2017 - 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 - 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 email@example.com; 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!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
|June 5 - 9||Ringwood|
|June 19 - 23||Werribee|
|August 7 - 11 Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|August 28 - September 1 (FULL)||Carlton|
|September 11 - 15||Carlton|
|October 16 - 20||Carlton|
|November 13 - 17||Epping|
|November 13 - 17 Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|November 20 - 24 (2 classes)||Carlton|
|December 4 - 8||Carlton|
|February 16 - 20 (2 classes)||Carlton|
|February 19 - 23||Frankston|
|March 19 - 23||Carlton|
|April 16 - 20 (2 classes)||Carlton|
|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 5 - 9||Bendigo|
|June 26 - 30||Ballarat|
|December 4 - 8||Ballarat|
|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.
|October 2 - 6||Initial||Carlton|
|April 16 - 20||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.
|August 14 - 15, 2017||Carlton|
|April 12 - 13, 2018||Carlton|
Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: $430
HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Regional
|June 22||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|August 24||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|September 5||Education & DHHS|
|October 18||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
|December 12||Education (DET)||Abbotsford|
Course hours 9am - 5pm
Course fee: Metropolitan $330; Country $350
Last updated October, 2017