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HSR Initial OHS Training Course

HSR Initial OHS Training Course

Section 67 of the OH&S Act 2004 entitles all elected Health & Safety Reps and Deputy Health & Safety Reps to undertake a WorkSafe Victoria-approved 5 Day HSR Initial OHS Training Course and choose their course in consultation with their employer.  VTHC is approved by WorkSafe to deliver this important training, either in one full block of 5 days or splitting the 5 days into two multi-day sessions, if preferred.  

This WorkSafe-approved training course will help HSRs and DHSRs understand and exercise their powers effectively.  This training equips HSRs and DHSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.

HSRs and DHSRs will leave the training course with an understanding of the objectives of the OHS Act 2004 and their role under the Act, including:

  • Interpreting the OHS legislation framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • 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.


Course hours: 9am - 5pm
Course length: All HSR Initial OHS Training Courses are 5 days.
Course fee: $950 incl. GST (Metro and Regional).

PLEASE NOTE: Commencing 1 July 2022, courses will require a minimum of 12 participants to proceed.  

Course participants enrolled in courses will be notified of cancellation if necessary and will be contacted to re-schedule.

Upcoming course dates 2022:

Dates 2022 Location Availability
10 - 14 October Carlton Available
17 - 21 October Narre Warren Available
7 - 11 November (Early Childhood Education Sector) AEU - Abbotsford Available
7, 8, 9 November & 14, 15 November Carlton Available
21 - 25 November Geelong Available
21 - 25 November (Education Sector) AEU - Abbotsford FULL
5, 6, 7 December & 12, 13 December Carlton Available
5 - 9 December  Bendigo Available

NB: if a course is marked as 'Full', it will not appear on the enrolment page.
To be put on a waiting list, email: [email protected]