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Victorian Trades Hall Council offers a variety of training opportunities to workers looking to develop their skills. View our training calendar or find out more about our various training programs below. 

It is important that we keep everyone who attends training at Trades Hall safe and well. So, please observe our COVID-19 Safe Plan below:

  • VTHC has a COVID Safe Plan;
  • If you are sick or have COVID symptoms, you must NOT attend training;
  • Participants need to practice social distancing and good hygiene at all times;
  • Any other requirements as per our COVID plan or state government directives.

We thank you for keeping your comrades safe.

We deliver high quality WorkSafe Approved training that is practical and solution-focused in multiple locations around Melbourne's suburbs and regional Victoria.
High-quality training that is practical, solution-focused and WorkSafe approved. HSR rights to training HSRs Right to TrainingWhen workers are elected as health and safety representatives (HSRs) or deputies for their designated work groups (DWGs), it is important that they be trained so that they are able to be able to carry out their role and functions. VTHC recommends that HSRs and deputies attend a training course as soon as possible after they have been elected, as this will give them the tools to confidently represent their fellow members. Under Victorian legislation, once a worker has been elected as the health and safety representative for their DWG, that person is entitled to exercise all the powers and rights of reps under the OHS Act (More information on the powers and rights of elected reps and their role). That is, even if an elected OHS Rep has not attended training, that person still has the right to represent their DWG, raise issues with their employer, and if necessary, issue PINs, Cease Works, and so on. For a full run down of HSR training entitlements click here. Testimonials “A highly fun and educational week.” - Alex, Customer Service “A really well thought out course that had an excellent facilitator. Looking forward to the refresher” - Em, Office Co-Ordinator “Very informal, easy to understand. I took back so much information to make my position as a more informed HSR more enjoyable.” - Karen, Confectioner Courses offered:
We provide training that focuses on eradicating gendered violence from the workplace.
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The Anna Stewart Memorial Project supports women activists to develop the skills and confidence to take on leadership roles within their unions and their communities!
Supporting Victorian women toward apprenticeships or traineeships in historically male dominated industries.
Candidate School is a program run by Victorian Trades Hall Council to encourage working people to nominate for public office. By increasing the participation of the working class in politics, we'll strengthen our democracy and achieve better policies for working people.