Victoria – INITIAL 5-Day OHS Training (Approved by WorkSafe Victoria)


Looking for effective health & safety training in Victoria?


But not only Health & Safety Reps benefit from this program.

CLICK HERE for a list of all Vic INITIAL 5-day OHS Courses in 2020 and to enrol

The Worksafe Victoria-Approved “Health & Safety Representative Initial OHS Training Course” is a  5-day course designed to provide HSRs (and others) with the knowledge, skills and confidence to represent their co-workers (in their Designated Work Groups) and to help make their workplace safer.

Although HSRs are the primary audience, managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members and anyone with an interest in workplace health and safety will also benefit from attending this course.

Most courses are conducted in two phases:

3 consecutive days in week one (T-W-T)
2 consecutive days in two weeks (T-W).

2020 dates and locations are:


CLICK HERE for a list of all Vic INITIAL 5-day OHS Courses in 2020 and to enrol

(Payment of course fee is required in order to confirm your place.)

Learning Outcomes – as determined by WorkSafe Victoria:

a) Interpreting the Occupational Health and Safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR

b) Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties

c) Establishing representation in the workplace

d) Participating in consultation and issue resolution

e) Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s.

Under sec. 67(3)(b) of the OHS Act 2004 (Victoria), all elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training.

Occupational Safety and Health Associates is approved to deliver the Initial HSR Training Course.

Under sec. 67, an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.  Sec.67 allows that the HSR may to choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. (OSHA will verify that this requirement has been fulfilled.)

OSHA was one of the first original approved Victorian training course providers (back in 1987) and have been conducting this up-to-date approved course since then.



Do you have 8 or more HSRs who need initial OHS training? Interested in an in-house course? That way we can focus on those issues of most relevance to you and your organisation.

Contact our team of qualified experts to arrange in-house training for your team.

Working From Home?

Are you working full or part-time from home, or other remote working location? If so, you’re not alone. You still have a right to be able to do your work in a healthy and safe way, in a healthy and safe workplace.  The legal duties (on your employer – and you) under the WHS Act still apply, wherever the work is being done.

The “WORKING FROM HOME SAFETY HANDBOOK” is an employee guide to working safely from home (and elsewhere). For more information, download a complimentary copy of Chapter One, and to place an order for the book(s), CLICK HERE.