HSR Refresher OHS Training Course

20 November 2018

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This one-day refresher course relates specifically to health and aged care workplaces, with a strong focus on issues and hazards relevant to nursing and midwifery, and is designed to refresh HSRs knowledge and understanding of the OHS regulatory framework.
This course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria.

Under Section 67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, HSRs and Deputy HSRs, after being elected, are entitled after completing the initial course, to attend approved one day refresher course at least once in each year that they hold office. The course must be chosen by the HSR in consultation with their employer. The HSR is entitled to time off work with pay and the costs associated with attendance at the course paid by the employer inclusive of the course fee.
There is a maximum of 20 participants for this course. 

The ANMF (Vic Branch) will send you an invoice to be given to your employer for payment of the course fee. If you are unable to attend please contact the ANMF immediately as you/your employer will still be invoiced.


HSRs are entitled to paid training leave

Elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives (DHSRs) are entitled to time off work with pay to attend WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training in accordance with Section 67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

Under Section 67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, HSRs and DHSRs are entitled to attend a WorkSafe Victoria approved HSR Initial OHS Training Courseupon election and a WorkSafe Victoria approved HSR Refresher OHS Training Courseevery year thereafter.

Under OHS legislation, employers must not obstruct or prevent Health and Safety Representatives from attending an approved course of their choice. The OHS Act 2004 states that employers are required to be provided with 14 day’s notice of attendance at an OHS course of training.

If assistance is required in ensuring attendance at a WorkSafe Victoria approved program, please contact the ANMF (Vic Branch) OHS Unit or WorkSafe Victoria.

This course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria.

About the elected HSR

Employees are entitled to be represented in relation to health and safety matters. An HSR is the vital link in the communication process between the employees and the employer in relation to occupational health and safety.

An HSR represents the employees in their Designated Work Group (DWG) by raising, monitoring and resolving OHS matters with their employer.

The key factor to remember is that an elected HSR represents the interests of the employees. It is not an appointed position and does not have any associated responsibility for meeting the health and safety obligations of the employer.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Melbourne Central railway station is a short walk or tram ride to ANMF House. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travel along Elizabeth Street and trams stop outside Queen Victoria Market. Ample parking surrounds the ANMF. There is two hour off street parking at the rear of the building and secure all-day parking sites at the Queen Victoria Market.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks are provided with the program. Please let us know at the time of your registration if you have any dietary requirements.

Level 7, 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia