OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC 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


July 15 - 19 (Mental Health)Carlton
July 22 - 26Carlton
July 22 - 26Geelong
August 5 - 9 (Education)Abbottsford (AEU)
August 12 - 16 Carlton
September 9 - 13Carlton
October 7 - 11 Frankston
October 14 - 18Carlton
November 11 - 15Carlton
November 18 - 22Werribee
November 25 - 29 (Education)Abbottsford (AEU)
December 9 - 13Carlton

Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Metropolitan: $870

Non Metropolitan/REGIONAL *

July 8 - 12Morwell
July 22 - 26Geelong
August 5 - 9 Ballarat
November 11 - 15Bendigo

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 on rights to HSR training, go to this page on the Comcare website.

July 8 - 12 InitialCarlton
June 14RefresherCarlton

Course 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 - 17Carlton

Course hours: 9am - 5pm Course fee: $430

HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses

February 26GeneralCarlton
March 12GeneralCarlton
March 13EducationAbbottsford
March 14AmbulanceNth Melbourne
April 15GeneralCarlton
April 18Disability ServicesCarlton
May 4GeneralMorwell
May 7GeneralCarlton
May 10General Bendigo
May 20 General (Education)Abbottsford (AEU)
May 22GeneralRingwood
June 3GeneralWerribee
June 6Disability Services/Mental HealthBallarat
June 11GeneralCarlton
June 13GeneralFrankston
July 30GeneralCarlton
August 19General (Education)Abbottford (AEU)
August 21GeneralCarlton
August 22Disability ServicesCarlton
August 30GeneralGeelong
September 24GeneralCarlton
October 23GeneralCarlton
November 26GeneralCarlton
December 12General (Education)Abbottsford (AEU)
December 16General Carlton

Course hours 9am - 5pm
Course fee: Metropolitan $330; Country $350

Last updated June, 2019


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