for Schools and Colleges

A 5-day Initial OHS course
The Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) Initial OHS Training Course is primarily designed for HSRs - and their deputies.
This course is particularly suited to people from schools and colleges. We offer discounted course fees for participants in the Education system.
OSHA is approved by WorkSafe Victoria to conduct this course both face-to-face and via Zoom.
However managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members - and indeed anyone with an interest in workplace health and safety  - also will benefit from attending the program.

Courses are conducted in two phases: Week 1 Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday &
Week 2 Tuesday -Wednesday#
Times are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Zoom sessions open from 8:45 am.

2022 February 9, 10, 11& 16, 17 (Zoom)

2022 March 22, 23, 24 & 29, 30 (Zoom)

2022 May 24, 25, 26 & 31 and June 1 (Zoom)

2022 June 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22 (Zoom) 

*  Please Note:  WorkSafe approval to conduct this course in connected real-time delivery (via Zoom).

Not sure if OHS training will work on Zoom? Here is what our participants have said:

  •  On-line training is ideal (COC)
  • On-line format is by far the best format for our area (remote schools) (PN)
  • A great facilitator ... who has accommodated to working on Zoom, and is more confident on it than anyone I have seen is a testament to the pride he takes in his work and his commitment to health and safety. It was a pleasure to meet him and I really enjoyed my Fridays with the group. I am sad they are over. (AC)
  • Was an excellent training seminar and I felt you guys did a fantastic job delivering it electronically remotely during Covid19 Social restrictions (AH).
  • Zoom worked well (MB et al).
WSV encourages all HSRs to attend training, as soon as possible after they have been elected. This training will help a HSR to understand their roles and exercise their powers effectively.  Deputy HSRs also have an entitlement to this training. Section 67 of the Vic OHS Act provides for HSRs (and Deputy HSRs) to choose their course in consultation with their employer.  (Please note: WSV require each participant should complete the enrolment form.)
Attendance at all sessions is required in order to be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. (As the course is not competency based, there is no formal assessment.)

Note: HSRs are also entitled to attend a 'Health & Safety Representative REFRESHER OHS Training Course' annually.
CLICK HERE for details of our Victorian HSR REFRESHER COURSES.
* Payment is requested in order to confirm enrolment and reserve a place on a course.  See our payment terms here.
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