Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

AMWU OHS Training

The AMWU runs WorkSafe Approved Health and Safety Representatives Occupational Health and Safety Training Courses.

The AMWU OHS Training Unit is one of the most experienced training providers in Victoria. We have delivered OHS training to thousands of Health & Safety Reps, helping keep workers safe at their workplaces around Victoria.

We deliver high quality WorkSafe Approved training that is practical and solution-focused at locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Enrol today, either online here, emailing; or calling 9230 5700.

WorkSafe Approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course

5 day course

Initial OHS training for HSRs and Deputy HSRs.

Upcoming training dates for 2017:



July               10, 11, 12  (Mon, Tues, Wed)

July               27, 28  (Thurs, Fri)


August           9, 10, 11   (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

August           30, 31  (Thurs, Fri)


September    20, 21, 22   (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

October        12, 13     (Thurs, Fri)


September    13, 14, 15  (Wed Thurs, Fri)

October        5, 6   (Wed, Thurs)


November     20, 21, 22 (Mon, Tues, Wed)

November     28, 29 (Tues, Wed)


Cost: $850.00 per person (paid by employer). Bookings required.(Dates are subject to change. Confirm dates with OHS Unit before booking)  

To book, please RSVP online here or email:; or call 9230 5700.

WorkSafe Approved HSR Refresher OHS Training Course

One day refresher courses for HSRs and Deputy HSRs who have already completed the Initial training. HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to yearly refresher training.

Upcoming training dates for 2017: 



AUGUST, Wednesday 16


AUGUST,  Wednesday 23


AUGUST,  Tuesday 29




SEPTEMBER,  Friday 8

Caroline Springs

OCTOBER,  Tuesday 31 (Save the date!)

VTHC HSR Conference

NOVEMBER,   Thursday 2


NOVEMBER, Friday 3


NOVEMBER, Monday 13


NOVEMBER,  Monday 13


NOVEMBER, Tuesday 14


NOVEMBER, Tuesday 14

Mill Park

NOVEMBER, Wednesday 15


NOVEMBER, Friday 24


DECEMBER, Friday 1


(Dates are subject to change. Confirm dates with OHS Unit before booking) 

Cost: $320.00 per person. 

To book, please RSVP online here or email:; or call 9230 5700.

Remember: All elected health and safety representatives (HSRs) are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved occupational health and safety (OHS) training.

HSRs must give 14 days' notice to their employer of their intention to attend an Initial or a Refresher course under the Victorian OHS Act.

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67) all elected HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. AMWU is approved to deliver the HSR Initial and Refresher OHS Training Course.

Under section 67 of the Victorian OHS Act 2004 an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.

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