Health & Safety Training



for details of our 2020 training programs for Commonwealth Organisations
(under the Comcare scheme) 



for details of our 2020 training programs for Victorian Organisations
(including WorkSafe Victoria approved courses) 

[For 2020 training programs for Victorian SCHOOLS & COLLEGES  CLICK HERE]

For over 35 years Occupational Safety and Health Associates has been a recognised leading designer and presenter of results-oriented yet entertaining work health & safety training activities. Since becoming the first private provider to receive Victorian-regulator approval to conduct 5-day courses for supervisors and managers in 1987, OSHA has gained the reputation of being the go-to organisation for health and safety training.

We ensure that our training programs are practical and client-focused – and fun! We work with you in designing a customised program that will suit your organisation both in meeting its health and safety needs and in entertaining your employees along the way.

OSHA training promotes communication, co-operation and consultation. All of our trainers are highly qualified, they are experts in delivering a message that is clear and practical. They strive to make it as user-friendly and enjoyable as possible to ensure that your employees leave feeling positive and enthused about maintaining health and safety in your workplace.

We have a vast range of courses ranging from 2-hour briefings, to 5-day government-approved courses.

We have conducted our training courses across Australia, in New Zealand, Canada, the United States, South America and in Europe (for participants from the UK, Holland, France and Belgium).

Here is what some participants in our training programs have said:

  • we were highly active and involved
  • possibly the best course I have ever attended (from a teacher!)
  • I learned a great deal
  • a better understanding of what to do and how to do it
  • a very enjoyable and worthwhile course
  • we had fun – and we learnt a lot.

If you would like to discuss our training design services and courses further, please email us at or call us on 03 9848 6788 (or go to our CONTACTS PAGE for local telephone numbers in capital cities across Australia).

Commonwealth & Victorian Government Approved Courses

OSHA offers both Initial 5-day and Refresher 1-day Courses (separately approved by Comcare and WorkSafe Victoria respectively). 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 these courses.

[Not sure if your organisation is under the Comcare scheme? CLICK HERE to find out.]

Commonwealth (Comcare Approved) Courses

OSHA is approved (by Comcare) to conduct both Initial WHS (5-day) and Annual Refresher (1-day) courses. We offer both public and in-house courses. In 2020 we offer both public courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and other centres by arrangement.

To see details of both Commonwealth INITIAL and REFRESHER WHS courses for 2020 and to enrol CLICK HERE

WorkSafe Victoria Approved Courses 

The Worksafe Victoria-Approved courses – Initial and Annual Refresher– are conducted in Melbourne metropolitan venues and in regional centres across Victoria.  A range of other courses is available.

To see details of Victorian OHS courses for 2020 and to enrol CLICK HERE

Making Work Safety MY BUSINESS

– our New Generation ‘Safety Leadership’ & Safe Behaviours’ Course

Available either as a public course, or run in-house for groups of 10-20, this ‘Next generation Health, Safety & Environment (WHS/OHS/HSE) program’ is an exciting new concept merging work and environmental health & safety, exploring principles of safety, culture and risk, understanding why some people take risks, the importance of emotional intelligence and developing skills for effective interventions.

Highly successful programs have been conducted in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and Europe (for participants from the UK, Holland, France and Belgium) for a range of different organisations.

CLICK HERE for information on developing a culture of Safety Leadership and Safe Behaviours in Your Workplace.

Health & Safety for Managers & Supervisors

Health & Safety Representatives have significant rights and power – but have no responsibilities for health and safety in their organisations. HSRs are legally entitled to attend a 5-day training course – and an annual Refresher course.

Managers and supervisors have no such entitlement – yet they are legally responsible and liable for health & safety performance and outcomes.


CLICK HERE for information on our 2-day workshop designed for people in positions of management responsibility and authority.

For course details, fees and to enrol in a program, CLICK HERE

(1 & 3-day programs also are available.  Contact us for details.)