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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.

To Register Please Follow these Steps

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
29-31 July & 1-2 August Carlton Available
12-16 August Carlton Available
26-30 August (Education Sector) AEU, Abbotsford Available
2-6 September Ringwood Available
9-13 September Narre Warren Available
16-20 September Carlton Available
9-11 & 17-18 October Carlton Available
23-25 & 28-29 October Carlton Available
11-15 November (Education Sector) AEU, Abbotsford Available
18-22 November Geelong Available
25-29 November Carlton Available
5-6 & 11-13 December Carlton Available


NB: if a course is marked as 'Full', it will not appear on the enrolment page.
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