HSR Refresher Training

Course for elected OHS reps and deputies under the Victorian OHS Act.

This course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria under Section 67.

HSR Training Courses will be delivered online during this period of social isolating until such time as regular face-to-face training courses can recommence. Enrollment will continue as per normal and delivery of courses will take place using ZOOM.

Interpreting the OHS legislation framework and its relationship to HSRs. This course provides HSRs with an understanding of the objectives of the OHS Act 2004 and their role under the Act 

  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Representing DWG members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s
  • Issuing a PIN and directing the cessation of work.

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.

Section 67 of the OH&S 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. 

Under section 67 of the OHS Act (2004), HSRs & deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake a WorkSafe approved course of their choice, in consultation with their employer.

Reps must give the employer 14 days notice of their intention to attend the course.  The employer is required to pay all costs, including the Reps pay for the day and any other associated costs of attending (within reason).

Course hours: 9am - 5pmCourse fee: Metro: $330.00 incl. GST  Regional: $350.00 incl. GST

Upcoming courses: 


Course Structure

Training Location

September 17

1 Day Refresher Training


September 18

1 Day Refresher Training


September 24

1 Day Refresher Training

Ballarat (based on CMO advice)

October 8

1 Day Refresher (NTEU - Higher Education)


October 9

1 Day Refresher Training

Werribbee  (TBC)

October 19

1 Day Refresher Training (Comcare)

Carlton (TBC)

October 29

1 Day Refresher Training

Bendigo  (TBC)

October 30

1 Day Refresher Training

Carlton (TBC)

November 13 

 1 Day Refresher Training

 Carlton (TBC)

November 30

 1 Day Refresher Training

Frankston (TBC)

December 10

 1 Day Refresher Training 

 Carlton (TBC)

December 11

 1 Day Refresher Training - Education sector

Abbotsford (TBC)


Course hours: 9am - 5pm

Course fee: Metropolitan $330, Regional $350

Sign up online today! Just fill out the form below to register and we'll send you an invoice or other payment option.

* Note - if the date of your course does not show up, please contact/email Lisa Mott at the VTHC OHS Unit to arrange registration.

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