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Upcoming 2023 Job Rep and HSR training and events

Upcoming 2023 Job Rep and HSR training and events

Annual seminar training in Shepparton. Photo: Trevor Phillips

Branch elected officials have been busy over February attending Job rep and HSR seminars around the state. The last of these seminars will be held in Melbourne and Dandenong during the first week of March.

There’s plenty more training and events for Job Reps and HSRs scheduled over the coming months.

Job Rep training

Job Rep foundations

Our free Foundations program aims to provide Job Reps with the essential tools and knowledge to perform their role. New Job Reps are encouraged to do their initial Foundations training as soon as possible.

Keeping it organised

This two-day program focuses on developing skills and strategies in progressing and resolving collective issues. The metro program is delivered across two standalone days, scheduled four to eight weeks apart. Regional programs are delivered across two consecutive days.

Reading your agreement

This three-hour session is designed to give Job Reps a broad understanding of the structure, content and legal status of EBAs, as well as some basic principles for reading and applying EBA provisions.

Bullying, harassment and discrimination

This half-day session is designed to give Job Reps the basic knowledge and referral information they need to provide initial guidance, referral and support to members who bring issues of this nature to their ANMF Rep.

HSR training and events

HSR refresher OHS training

The HSR Refresher OHS training course relates specifically to health and aged care workplaces, with a strong focus on issues and hazards relevant to nursing and midwifery. This WorkSafe-approved HSR refresher course is an opportunity to revisit aspects of the initial course and refresh HSRs’ knowledge of the OHS legislative framework, legislative obligations and duties, representation in the workplace, and consultation and issue resolution.

HSR initial OHS training

This HSR initial OHS training course runs for five days over a three-week period.

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.

This course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria.

The dates for this course are 10, 11, 12 May & 25, 26 May 2023

Occupational health and safety conference

The Occupational health and safety conference is a full-day event presented by the ANMF (Vic Branch) on Friday 24 March. The conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery and carers, and attracts up to 6 hours of CPD.