HSR Initial OHS Training Course

27, 28, 29 November & 10,11 December 2019

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*This training course is full, please contact us via ohs@anmfvic.asn.au to be added to the waitlist for this course. 2020 Training course dates will be listed shortly*

This HSR Initial OHS training course runs for 5 days over a three week period. The course is separated out into blocks the first block is 3 days and the second block is 2 days. The dates for this course are 27,28,29 November and 10,11 December 2019. The course runs from 9am to 5pm each day.

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 to attend an approved five day course. The course must be WorkSafe approved and 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.

Under OHS legislation and guidelines, employers must not obstruct or prevent Health and Safety Representatives from attending an approved course.
There is a maximum of 20 participants for this course. 

Attendance on day one is mandatory. HSRs who do not attend day one will be required to commence a new course. If you are unable to attend, please contact the ANMF immediately as you/your employer will still be invoiced.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) will send you an invoice to be given to your employer for payment of the course fee. 


Please choose the "pay by invoice" payment option when you're at the payment section of the registration process as the ANMF (Vic Branch) will invoice your employer for the cost of the attendance fee. 

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 Course upon election and a WorkSafe Victoria approved HSR Refresher OHS Training Course every 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 training?

Melbourne Central railway station is a short walk or tram ride to 535 Elizabeth street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travels along Elizabeth street and the trams all stop outside Queen Victoria Market.

There is also two hour paid street parking located on Elizabeth street and at the rear of the venue on O’Connell street. Additional secure paid all-day parking located can be at the Queen Victoria Market, the car park is open seven days a week between 5am-7pm and is accessible via Franklin or Queen streets.

The Queen Victoria Market car park rates are as follows:


6am - 9am


First 2 Hours


Each Additional Hour


7+ Hours Daily Maximum


Lost Ticket


After Hours Exit Fee (excluding parking fees)




Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided as part of this program. 

Questions? Please contact us via ohs@anmfvic.asn.au or via 03 9275 9333.

540 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia