OHS Unit Training Program

VTHC Training program to June 2017


  1. Keep checking this page as from time to time, courses are cancelled or re-scheduled. The latest update, with changes, was made July 7, 2016.
  2. Please also note that there are price increases for courses after August 1, 2016

There are two ways to enrol in a course:

  1. download a 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. Go to this page and fill out an online application form - click on the type of course you're wanting to enrol in.

 If you have any queries about the training, contact Lisa Mott on 03 9663 5460 or 9659 3511.

Remember: 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.

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 11 - 15InitialCarlton
July 18 - 22InitialFrankston
August 15 - 19InitialGeelong
August 22 - 26InitialCarlton
September 19 - 23InitialCarlton
October 10 - 14Education
AEU Abbottsford
October 24 - 28 Cancelled!InitialCarlton
November 14 - 18InitialRingwood
November 14 - 18InitialCarlton
December 5 - 9InitialCarlton
December 12 - 16Education
AEU Abbottsford
February 6 - 10InitialCarlton
February 6 - 10Initial Werribee
February 20 - 24InitialRingwood
March 6 - 10  Education
AEU Abbottsford
March 20 - 24InitialCarlton
April 3 - 7InitialEpping
April 3 - 7InitialCarlton
May 1 - 5Education
AEU Abbotsford
May 8 - 12InitialCarlton
May 22 - 26InitialGeelong
May 22 - 26InitialFrankston
June 5 - 9 InitialRingwood
June 19 - 23InitialWerribee
June 26 - 30InitialCarlton

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


July 18 - 22InitialMorwell
September 12 - 16InitialBallarat
December 5 - 9Initial Bendigo
December 12 - 16InitialBallarat
March 6 - 10InitialMorwell
June 5 - 9InitialBendigo
June 26  30InitialBallarat

Course hours: 9am - 5pm. Course fee for Country: $895


The Comcare courses are for elected HSRs under the Commonwealth Work Health Safety Act, 2011

August 9RefresherCarlton
August 22 - 26InitialCarlton
March 20 - 24InitialCarlton
June 15RefresherCarlton

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.

September 27 - 28 GeneralBallarat

Course hours: 9am - 4pm Course fee: Carlton $430; Ballarat $460

HSR Refresher Metropolitan/Country

August 11Education
AEU Abbottsford
August 12 Education
August 16 GeneralCarlton
August 17GeneralCarlton
August 29GeneralBallarat
August 30 GeneralMorwell
September 6Education
AEU - Abbottsford
September 13GeneralGeelong
September 14GeneralCarlton
October 4Education
AEU Abbottsford
October 6GeneralFrankston
October 17General Ringwood
November 4General Carlton
November 8General Bendigo
November 10Education
AEU Abbottsford
November 23GeneralCarlton
November 24


AEU Abbottsford
November 29GeneralWerribee
December 1GeneralBallarat
February 14GeneralCarlton
February 15GeneralRingwood
February 16GeneralGeelong
March 14Education
AEU Abbotsford
March 15 (TBC)Education
March 15GeneralFrankston
March 16GeneralCarlton
April 12GeneralMorwell
April 13GeneralCarlton
April 26General Ballarat
April 28General Bendigo
May 29GeneralCarlton
May 31 GeneralRingwood
June 2GeneralWerribee
June 14GeneralEpping
June 16GeneralGeelong
June 22GeneralCarlton

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

Last updated September, 2016


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