OH&S and Industrial Training

CPSU Members are eligible to take Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) and Industrial training courses run by CPSU.

We don't live to work - it's the other way around. You have every right to expect that you will finish work each day as fit and healthy as when you started, having been fairly treated and well remunerated.

Occupational Health and Safety is a primary focus of CPSU. We employ a dedicated Health and Safety expert, we run training sessions for members, and we actively encourage and participate in government health and safety improvement programmes.

If you have any questions regarding OH&S please contact the CPSU OHS Officer.

Under section 67 of the OHS Act, HSRs and Deputies, in consultation with their employer, are able to choose an OHS course approved by WorkSafe Victoria and CPSU suggests you attend its approved Initial and Refresher courses.

HSR Initial OHS Training

All elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs should enrol in this course. It covers your powers and entitlements as well as the OHS Act legislation and up to date information on emerging OHS issues. The course also covers communication and negotiation skills.

The cost for the course is $850 for CPSU members & $950 for non-members (inclusive of GST). All costs associated with attending this course is borne by your employer but at least 14 days’ notice must be given to your employer to facilitate your paid leave to attend.

Under section 67 of the OHS Act, HSRs and Deputies, in consultation with their employer, are able to choose an OHS course approved by WorkSafe Victoria and CPSU suggests you attend its approved Initial course. The metro course is limited to 15 participants and the regional course is limited to 18 participants.

HSR Refresher OHS Training

All HSRs and Deputies who have attended a HSR Initial OHS training course are entitled to attend a refresher course each year thereafter that they hold office.

The cost for the course is $310 for CPSU members & $380 for non-members (inclusive of GST). All costs associated with attending this course is borne by your employer but at least 14 days’ notice must be given to your employer to facilitate your paid leave to attend.Under section 67 of the OHS Act, HSRs and Deputies, in consultation with their employer, are able to choose an OHS course approved by WorkSafe Victoria and CPSU suggests you attend its approved Refresher course. The metro course is limited to 15 participants and the regional course is limited to 18 participants.

Current Trainings


HSR Initial OHS Training

Melbourne - 3 places left

24, 25 Jul and 8, 9, 10 Aug

Melbourne - 15 places left

23, 24 Oct and 14, 15, 16 Nov

HSR Refresher OHS Training

Melbourne - 15 places left

15 Aug

Melbourne - 15 places left

21 Nov