Training

Training Overview

  • Support documents

    The Provide Health & Safety Training process sets out responsibilities for planning, delivering and recording environment, health & safety training at the University of Melbourne.

    The Health & Safety Training Requirements Matrix provides general guidelines on training requirements.

    A Training needs analysis template is available for local areas to use.

    Relocation and Induction requirements should also be consulted for new staff or staff who have changed working environments

  • Training records and reports

    Help with viewing your THEMIS training record is available via viewing your training record on Themis. All training courses administered by the Health & Safety team will be uploaed onto staff THEMIS profiles. Training delivered by an external provider is not automatically loaded into THEMIS. Individual staff must record their completed training as External Training in THEMIS Staff Self Service using the instructions: How to Record External HSR Training (please note first aid is exempt to this rule and is automatically uploaded into THEMIS).

    Safety training records in THEMIS are now administered by Local Health & Safety Business Partners. For queries about the content of your training record, please contact your local health and safety Business Partner.

    The central Health & Safety team generate quarterly divisional training reports which captures both staff and student training records. If you wish to receive this report please first discuss with your local health and safety Business Partner and email ohs-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au.

  • Responsibilities

    Divisions- Planning and Coordination

    The Head of Division is responsible for formulating and periodically reviewing the local health and safety training plan in consultation with staff in the local area.

    The local health and safety Business Partner in the Division will:

    • assist the Head of Division to formulate and review the local health and safety training plan;
    • facilitate and coordinate group training sessions in the local area; and
    • provide guidance to supervisors in determining the training needs of individual staff.

    Supervisors/Managers - Determining Individual Requirements

    Supervisors/managers are responsible for identifying the training needs (including refresher training needs) of staff and students under their supervisory/management control, in consultation with the staff or student in question. Training needs are based on the nature of work/activity undertaken.

    They must determine or review your staff/student's training needs when:

    • the staff/student commences with the University;
    • the type of work/activities are altered;
    • the work environment is altered or new; or
    • at least every 3 years

    Your local health and safety Business Partner can provide advice and assistance.

    Individual Staff and Students

    Individual staff and students should consult their supervisor about their training needs. Your local health and safety Business Partner can provide further advice if needed.

Online training modules

If you have completed this or an equivalent training previously, please attempt the Refresher Assessment first. If you gain a passing score on the Refresher Assessment, you do not need to complete this training again.

A refresher for the below training modules must be completed at least every three years.

  • Office Ergonomics

    Description

    Online video modules which provide insight into how to best set up an office workstation

    Audience

    Staff exposed to risks associated with extended used of computer workstations.

    How to Enroll

    Video modules can be found on the Staff Hub and the corresponding quiz can be found here. If you successfully complete this quiz your THEMIS training record will be updated to reflect this online training.

  • Health and Safety Roles & Responsibilities for Staff

    Description

    The Health and Safety - Roles and Responsibilities for Staff is an e-learning training module providing an introduction to:

    • the health and safety legal framework
    • health and safety risk management at the University’s workplaces
    • health and safety response and reporting

    Audience

    All fixed-term and continuing non-supervisory staff. i.e. HR Delegation – 0

    Casual staff and other workers as identified and enrolled via TrainMe by your Supervisor

    Access to Training - Themis HR users

    Access the TrainME platform using your University login.

    For any help please check How to complete eTraining in TrainME

    Access to Training - Non Themis HR users (students, MTC staff)

    If you do not have access Themis HR then you will not be able access TrainME at this time.

    Please use the following links to undertake this training.

    The online training has a number of broken links. As most of the training has been migrated to the new TrainME platform, this online training is no longer maintained. As such a list of all broken links redirecting to their new addresses can be found here.

    Launch Online Training


  • Health and Safety Roles & Responsibilities for Supervisors

    Description

    The Health and Safety - Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors is an e-learning training module providing an overview of a Supervisor’s responsibilities, including:

    • the health and safety legal framework
    • health and safety risk management at the University’s workplaces
    • health and safety response and reporting

    Audience

    This program is mandatory for all staff who have supervisory responsibilities i.e. HR delegations 1-4.

    Access to Training

    Access the TrainME platform using your University login.

    For any help please check How to complete eTraining in TrainME

  • Health and Safety Risk Management

    Description

    Trainees learn to identify risk management legislative requirements, principles, types of hazard and risk control methodologies in the context of the University's Risk Management procedure and framework.

    Audience

    Staff and students with an identified need to complete health and safety risk management, who have not previously completed Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors in TrainME.

    This may include:

    • Staff with HR Delegation – 0
    • Health & Safety managers and business partners
    • Elected employee Health and Safety Representatives
    • Deputy Health and Safety Representatives
    • Students identified by your supervisor

    Please note:  There is no need to complete this Health and Safety Risk Management if you have already completed Health Safety Roles and Responsibilities - Supervisors course in TrainME as that course includes both:

    • Health and Safety Risk Management; and
    • Incident Investigation.

    The online training has a number of broken links. As most of the training has been migrated to the new TrainME platform, this online training is no longer maintained. As such a list of all broken links redirecting to their new addresses can be found here.



  • Health and Safety Incident Investigation

    Description

    Practical course on how to conduct an investigation process for OHS incidents in the local area, in line with the the University's Risk Management process.

    Audience

    Staff and students with an identified need to complete health and safety incident investigation, who have not previously completed Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors in TrainME.

    This may include:

    • Staff with HR Delegation – 0
    • Health & Safety managers and business partners
    • Elected employee Health and Safety Representatives
    • Deputy Health and Safety Representatives
    • Students identified by your supervisor

    Please note:  There is no need to complete this Health and Safety Incident Investigation if you have already completed Health & Safety Roles and Responsibilities - Supervisors course in TrainME as that course includes both:

    • Health and Safety Risk Management; and
    • Incident Investigation.

    The online training has a number of broken links. As most of the training has been migrated to the new TrainME platform, this online training is no longer maintained. As such a list of all broken links redirecting to their new addresses can be found here.



Health & Safety administered training

If you are a staff member who has access to THEMIS, please choose a course below and click on your prefered date. This will take you directly to the coures in THEMIS where you can then enrol.

If you are a student or a non-THEMIS user, please enroll in your desired course using this form. Someone from the Health & Safety team will contact you confirming your enrollment. Please note, if you have not enrolled before arriving at training, you may be asked to leave

  • Chemical Management

    Description

    Assists staff to understand classifications of chemicals, including dangerous goods, hazardous substances, and poisons and to ensure that safe storage, handling and disposal procedures are in place.

    Course Details

    This training session is conducted from 09:30 - 10:30 am. on the following dates.

    2017 Dates:

    Course Materials

  • Gas Safety

    Description

    Designed for laboratory and workshop areas where compressed gases are used.

    Course Details

    This training session is conducted from 10:45 - 11:30 am. on the following dates.

    2017 Dates:

  • Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

    Description

    Assists in identifying where PPE (goggles, hearing protection, gloves, boots etc) is required and how to set up procedures for use, cleaning, maintenance, storage and replacement.

    Audience

    Laboratory and workshop supervisors, managers and staff where PPE is used. Supervisors, managers and staff in areas with the potential to exceed legal noise limits or who are currently using hearing protection.

    Course details

    This training session is conducted from 11:30 - 12:15 pm. on the following dates.

    2017 Dates:

  • ChemWatch MSDS Management - General User

    Description

    How to use the Chemical Management System to source MSDS, mini MSDS, chemical labels and emergency information.

    Course Details

    Face-to-face training for has been replaced by a presentation for this training course. A login via UoM username and password is required to access GoldFFX.

    GoldFFX for general users

  • ChemWatch MSDS Management - Administrator

    Description

    Teaching designated ChemWatch administrators how to manage chemical inventories within ChemWatch.

    Course Details

    This training will be held in Chemistry, Building 153 - Room 296 (multimedia room). Limited computers are available, please bring a laptop. Also ensure you have your user login details for your local Chemwatch Manifest. Training is also available on request, please email safety-chemical@unimelb.edu.au for further information.

    2017 Dates:

    GoldFFX for administrators

  • Safe Radiation Practices: Ionising

    Description

    Ensures an awareness of University and legal requirements for the safe use of ionising radiation in a laboratory environment. Please discuss with your Department Radiation Safety Officer (DRSO) to enquire if this course is appropriate for you.

    Course Details

    This training session is conducted from 10:00 - 11:30 am. on the following dates.

    2017 Dates:

    Course Materials

    We recommend that you print the following materials and bring them along to your training:

  • Safe Radiation Practices: Lasers

    Description

    Ensures an awareness of University and legal requirements for the safe use of lasers.

    Course Details

    This training session is conducted from 11:30 - 12:30 pm. on the following dates.

    2017 Dates:

    Refresher Training Assessment

  • Warden

    Description

    Designed for Chief Wardens and Floor Wardens responsible for emergency response and preparedness activities in buildings and structures around the University. Topics include roles and responsibilities, procedures and emergency management plans.

    For more information

    Course Details

    Warden training is of two hours duration with an additional 30 minutes for Chief and Deputy Chief Wardens.

    Additional 2017 dates will be updated as they become available.

    Refresher Training Assessment

  • Fire Extinguisher

    Description

    This session educates participants in all aspects of portable fire extinguishers. Participants will become familiar with basic fire science, extinguishing agents and different types, as well as the usage of each extinguisher. Trainees may also participate in a 'practical' usage session.

    Course Details

    2017 dates have not been confirmed as yet. Dates will be updated shortly.

    Audience

    This training is mandatory for all Chief and Deputy Wardens, and compulsory if relevant to job role. It is highly recommended for general floor wardens. Training includes hands on use of extinguishers. However this part of the training may preclude those with health issues. Please wear covered shoes, long pants, long sleeves (non flowing clothing)

Training administered by other University divisions

Externally administered training

  • First Aid

    First Aid Training is provided by an external provider - First Aid Management and Training. For information on enrolling into the training, training dates, prices, required equipment, responsibilities and other important information please visit the Staff Hub

  • Approved training for elected health and safety representatives

    For information on training options, course descriptions, fees and more support information please visit the HSR and DWG page

Training delivered on request

Please contact your local health and safety Business Partner to enquire about enrolling in the following courses. Your Local Health & Safety contact will typically arrange for a University Services Health & Safety Specialist to deliver a training course in your work area

  • Suspicious Package and Threat Response

    Description

    Designed to give participants the tools to confidently and promptly deal with the threat of suspicious packages and threats received via communication lines such as phone and mail. For an Induction contact your local Health and Safety professional. Recommended for front-line staff and anyone who potentially could find themselves receiving such a threat.
    Supportive documentation is available by request from Emergency Management. Topics include threat checklists, search procedures and dealing with the emergency services.

  • Hazardous Waste Management

    Description

    Explains how to package, label, handle, store and dispose of hazardous waste generated at the University.

  • Plant Safety Management

    Description

    Specific, practical session applying the risk management process to plant as defined by the OHS Regulations 2007.

    Audience

    Laboratory Heads, supervisors and delegated staff responsible for writing risk control plans for plant in their areas of control.

  • Manual Handling

    Description

    Informs and advises all staff and supervisors on identifying, assessing and controlling risks of muscular skeletal injury.

  • Delivery of Work Station Assessments

    Description

    Enables trainee to deliver basic workstation assessments.