Training

Training Overview

  • Support documents

    The Provide Health & Safety training process sets out responsibilities for planning, delivering and recording 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

    Training in TrainME is automatically recorded within the system. All in-person training courses administered by the Health & Safety team will be uploaded 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. Help with viewing your THEMIS training record is available via viewing your training record on THEMIS.

    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

TrainME

  • Training modules

    Core Compliance

    Health and Safety Roles & Responsibilities

    Provides an introduction to the health and safety legal framework, health and safety risk management at the University’s workplaces and health and safety response and reporting.

    Health and Safety Specialist Courses

    Chemical Management

    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.

    Gas Safety

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

    Manual Tasks (formally Manual Handling)

    This course supports the University's commitment to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) associated with manual tasks in the workplace. MSDs (sprain/Strain injuries) are the most common workplace injuries in Victoria. This module was created to increase your understanding of how to prevent a MSD.

    Office Ergonomics

    Staff exposed to risks associated with extended used of computer workstations. For staff using sit stand desks, there is a specialist stand alone module for best practice.

    Personal Protective Equipment

    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.

  • Access and assistance

    Access to training

    Access the TrainME platform using your University login. If you do not have access THEMIS HR then you will not be able access TrainME at this time. Please contact your supervisor for assistance.

    TrainME assistance

    TrainME assistance is available via How to complete eTraining in TrainME.
    Additional information and quick reference guides can be found on the Human Resources, Carer development and training page.

  • Content and Reporting

    For feedback on content, broken links or assistance with reporting please contact ohs-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

  • Access to Training for users without TrainME access
    (students, MTC staff)

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

    Office Ergonomics

    Please use the following links to watch the training videos and then complete the corresponding quiz. On successfully completion of this quiz the specialist Health & Safety team will record your results.



    Health and Safety Roles & Responsibilities

    The Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities (non-TrainMe access) online training module provides an overview of the role and responsibilities for staff and students while working at the University of Melbourne. The training should take 60 minutes to complete. At the end of the slides please make sure you complete a short quiz to record your results.

    This training is only for people who do not have access to TrainME. Staff and students must complete this training in TrainMe if they want their results recorded.


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

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

  • 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 - Laboratory Supervisor (formerly Administrator)

    Description

    Teaching designated ChemWatch Laboratory Supervisors 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 Laboratory Supervisors (formally 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.

    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).

    Course Details

    Due to low demand, there will be no future training sessions advertised here for 2017. If you wish to attend training please email your interest to emergency-management@unimelb.edu.au and the Emergency Mangement Officer will be in touch with available options.

Externally administered training

  • Biohazard Laboratory Practice

    An introduction to the concept of biological risks and the risk management strategies used when working with hazardous biological agents.
    Biohazard Lab Practice is run online by Gene Technology and Biosafety in the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity. Please direct any queries to the provider.

  • 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

  • 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 Materials

  • Gas Safety

    Description

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Business Partner. 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 Tasks

    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.