OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC Training program
June 2017 - June 2018

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.

There are two ways to enrol in a course:

1 - Download the training application form, complete it and then either fax it or email it to the VTHC  Training Unit  Fax: 03 9639 0408, email ohstrain@vthc.org.au; or

2 - 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, contact Lisa Mott on 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511. (Please check this page periodically, as there are changes made time to time!)

Bookings can be made by downloading the training application form, completing it and then either faxing or emailing it to the VTHC  Training Unit  Fax: 03 9639 0408, email ohstrain@vthc.org.au. Any queries call Lisa Mott 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511.

HSR Initial OHS Training Course

- for Elected OHS Reps and Deputies under the Victorian OHS Act - is approved by WorkSafe Victoria under Section 67


June 5 - 9Ringwood
June 19 - 23Werribee
August 7 - 11   Education (DET)Abbotsford
August 28 - September 1 (FULL) Carlton
September 11 - 15Carlton
October 16 - 20 Carlton
November 13 - 17Epping
November 13 - 17  Education (DET)Abbotsford
November 20 - 24 (2 classes)Carlton
December 4 - 8 Carlton
February 16 - 20 (2 classes)Carlton
February 19 - 23Frankston
March 19 - 23Carlton
April 16 - 20 (2 classes)Carlton
April 30 - May 4 Carlton
May 14 - 18Werribee
May 21 - 25Carlton
May 21 - 25Ringwood
June 4 - 8Carlton
June 25 - 29Carlton

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


June 5 - 9Bendigo
June 26 - 30Ballarat
December 4 - 8Ballarat
June 4 - 8Bendigo
June 25 - 29Morwell

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.

June 2RefresherCarlton
October 2 - 6InitialCarlton
April 16 - 20 InitialCarlton
May 8RefresherCarlton

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.

August 14 - 15, 2017Carlton
April 12 - 13, 2018Carlton

Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: $430

HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Regional

June 2GeneralWerribee
June 14GeneralEpping
June 19 GeneralGeelong
June 21 GeneralCarlton
June 22Education (DET)Abbotsford
July 10GeneralCarlton
July 25GeneralCarlton
August 21GeneralCarlton
August 24 Education (DET)Abbotsford
September 4GeneralCarlton
September 5Education & DHHS
(Disability Services)
September 27GeneralCarlton
October 10GeneralFrankston
October 18Education (DET)Abbotsford
October 23GeneralCarlton
November 28 General Carlton
December 12General Carlton
December 12Education (DET)Abbotsford
February 26GeneralRingwood
February 28General Carlton
March 2GeneralEpping
March 14GeneralBallarat
March 15GeneralCarlton
April 10GeneralCarlton
April 23GeneralGeelong
April 26GeneralMorwell
May 7GeneralCarlton
May 11GeneralWerribee
June 13General Carlton
June 15General Bendigo

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

Last updated October, 2017


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