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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. An employer, if requested, must allow the HSR/DHSR to attend on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.  Section 67 also allows HSRs and DHSRs to 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: $990 incl. GST (Metro and Regional).

Courses require a minimum of 12 participants to proceed.  In the unlikely event that courses do not meet this requirement, those enrolled will be contacted to re-schedule.

How this works:

Step 1: Choose a training date on the training calendar here

Step 2: RSVP on your chosen dates event page.

Step 3: Complete registration page and submit.

Step 4: Receive enrolment confirmation.

Please note: you must submit a completed registration form in order to be enrolled on a course.


2024 Location Availability
19 - 23 February  Narre Warren Available
26 February - 1 March (Education Sector) AEU - Abbotsford Available
4 - 8 March Ringwood Available
18 - 22 March Carlton FULL
8 - 12 April Carlton Available
15 - 19 April Geelong Available
29, 30 April, 1 May & 9, 10 May Carlton Available
6 - 10 May Narre Warren Available
13 - 17 May Bendigo Available
20 - 24 May (Education Sector) AEU, Abbotsford Available
22, 23 May & 5, 6, 7 June Carlton Available
3 - 7 June Ballarat Available
13, 14 & 24, 25, 26 June Carlton Available
17 - 21 June  Carlton 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:

26 Feb
WorkSafe-approved training to help HSRs and DHSRs understand and exercise their...
126 Trenerry Cres, Abbotsford, VIC 3067, Australia,
4 Mar
WorkSafe-approved training to help HSRs and DHSRs understand and exercise their...
Mullum Mullum Centre
Ringwood, VIC 3134, Australia,
5 Mar
9am -
OHS refresher training for HSRs
Quilt Room, Victorian Trades Hall Council
54 Victoria St, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia,
7 Mar
9am -
OHS refresher training for HSRs
126 Trenerry Cres, Abbotsford, VIC 3067, Australia,