OHS Unit Training Program
December 2018 - December 2019
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.
NOTE: 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 11 - 15||Ringwood|
|February 18 - 21||Carlton|
|March 4 - 8||Carlton|
|March 4 - 8||Werribee|
|March 18 - 22||Carlton|
|April 1 - 5 (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
|April 8 - 12 (Disability Services)||Carlton|
|April 29 - May 3 (Mental Health)||Carlton|
|May 6 - 10||Carlton|
|May 13 - 17 (Disability Services)||Carlton|
|May 27 - 31||Carlton|
|May 27 - 31||Frankston|
|June 17 - 20 (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
|June 24 - 28 (Disability Services)||Carlton|
|July 15 - 19 (Mental Health)||Carlton|
|July 22 - 26||Carlton|
|August 5 - 9 (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
|August 12 - 16||Carlton|
|August 26 - 30 (Disability Services)||Carlton|
|September 9 - 13||Werribee|
|September 16 - 20||Carlton|
|October 5 - 9||Frankston|
|October 12 - 16||Carlton|
|November 11 - 15||Carlton|
|November 11 - 16||Ringwood|
|November 18 - 22 (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
|December 9 - 13||Carlton|
Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Metropolitan: $870
|March 18 - 22||Ballarat|
|June 8 - 12||Morwell|
|July 22 - 26||Geelong|
|August 5 - 9 (Disability Services)||Ballarat|
|November 11 - 15||Bendigo|
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.
|July 8 - 12||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 16 - 17||Carlton|
Course hours: 9am - 5pm Course fee: $430
HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses
|March 14||Ambulance||Nth Melbourne|
|April 18||Disability Services||Carlton|
|May 20||General (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
|June 6||Disability Services/Mental Health||Ballarat|
|August 19||General (Education)||Abbottford (AEU)|
|August 22||Disability Services||Carlton|
|December 12||General (Education)||Abbottsford (AEU)|
Course hours 9am - 5pm
Course fee: Metropolitan $330; Country $350
Last updated February, 2019