Events

Central Safety Group Tuesday 10 August
Topic: Living through COVID-19 in healthcare and aged care 
Speaker: Alison Hunt-Sturman, Group Manager, WHS, Mercy Health Australia

When the COVID-19 crisis arrived, organisations everywhere were hit with a massive task without warning and precedent. The healthcare industry faced significant challenges in managing and implementing new and complex requirements.

Alison Hunt-Sturman, Group Manager, WHS, at Mercy Health Australia, will present a compelling account of what happened across the healthcare industry as well as within her organisation.

Book online now (RSVP by 9 August)

When: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, 10 August, 2021 
How: Online via Zoom. Financial members will automatically be emailed the Zoom meeting link. (N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.) 
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $10 [Individual membership fee for 2021: $75] *If unsure of your membership status, contact [email protected]

HSR Initial & Refresher training

With the lockdown ending and restrictions being eased, the VTHC training courses will be going back to face-to-face. If you've enrolled in a course and are not sure what's happening, then contact the Training Unit.

Remember: if you haven't got around to doing your annual refresher, its' a very important 'update' on all the new stuff going on. Most HSRs do their initial training, but many do not then enrol in the subsequent 'Refresher' courses. All HSRs are entitled, and should, attend 'Refresher Training' each year subsequent to completing the five day initial training. 

Section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 entitles all OHS and Deputy Reps who have completed a 5 day initial training course to attend a one day refresher training course each year to keep their knowledge of OHS law and practice up-to-date.  It's important to take this right up, as the Refresher training provides an opportunity to catch up with new legislation and material, meet with other HSRs, and further hone skills. 

The refresher course covers:

  • Session 1 - covers legislative update on the Victorian OHS 2004 Act, OHS Regulations 2007, WorkSafe compliance codes and guides.
  • Session 2 - covers consultation, communication, problem solving.
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - covers hazard identification and control with either manual handling, work related stress, incident investigation or hazard mapping.

Details:

Course hours: 9am - 5pm
Course length: 1 day
Course fee: Metro: $330.00 incl. GST Regional: $350.00 incl. GST 

Upcoming 2021 dates and locations (some of these may be online):

  • 30 July – HSR Refresher Training (Ballarat)
  • 18 August – HSR Refresher Training: Education AEU (Abbotsford)
  • 19 August – HSR Refresher Training (Carlton) 
  • 9 September– Gendered Violence & Sexual harassment: Education (Abbotsford)
  • 21 September  – HSR Refresher Training (Geelong)

Read more about the Work-related gendered violence course here: Knowledge is power in fight against gendered violence.  

Also scheduled is a new five day initial training course at the AEU in Abbotsford which is Early Childhood specific:  August 25-27 & 2,3 September 2 & 3

Go to this link to enrol in a five day initial or a refresher course. Remember to then notify your employer at least 14 days' of the course.

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