Training

Be Trades Hall Trained: VTHC OHS Training Centre

Make sure you attend training provided either by your union or the VTHC! HSRs are elected by their fellow workers to represent them. We understand what HSRs need and have been training effective HSRs for many years. Remember that under Section 67 of the OHS Act, both HSRs and deputies have the right to attend the training course of their choice (in consultation with their employer).

The VTHC OHS Unit is now running courses in a number of new locations to cater for HSRs in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. This is in addition to courses in our usual locations. If you have any questions on the registration process or the courses themselves, send an email to Lisa Mott (or call her on 03 9659 3511). Below are the dates for the next few courses run by the VTHC OHS Training Centre.

HSR Initial OHS training course HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses*
  • August 5 - 9, (Education), Abbotsford
  • August 5 - 9, Ballarat
  • August 12 - 16, Carlton
  • August 19, Education, Abbotsford (Full)
  • August 21, General, Carlton
  • August 22, Disability Services, Carlton
  • August 30, General, Geelong

* HSRs are entitled to attend this course every year subsequent to attending the Initial OHS training course.

OHS Training at the ACTU

The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade unions) runs training courses in occupational/workplace health and safety. These are the upcoming courses in Melbourne in 2019:

Preventing Workplace Bullying and Harassment (Note: a $25 fee will apply)
Melbourne: August 8
CERTIFICATE IV IN WHS 
Part 1 14th – 16th October 2019 
Part 2 12th – 15th November 2019 
The course will be delivered at the ACTU (VIC). 
Course and enrolment details here. 
.Course information and applications can be found on the ACTU Website here.
For more information, email or phone Chris Hughes (03 9664 7389 Mon-Fri) or Anna Pupillo (03 9664 7334 Mon-Wed & Fri).

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