All University core compliance modules, health and safety hazard based training and face-to-face sessions are avaliable through the University's training platform TrainME. All staff, students (including undergraduates) and individuals with IT access can log into TrainME using their single sign on credentials via the StaffHub or via the direct link below.
Health & Safety Roles and Responsibilities
Health and Safety Hazard Based Courses
- Health and Safety Induction
- Office Ergonomics
- Manual Handling
- Laboratory Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Chemical Management
- Gas Safety
- Plant Safety
- Safe Radiation Practices - Laser
- Safe Radiation Practices - Ionising
- Safe Radiation Practices - Use Licence Holders
(Note: this course is specifically designed for current Use Licence holders)
First aid training prepares you with the knowledge and skills to provide emergency pre-hospital care to injured or ill persons. You can get advice on choosing the right course by consulting your Health and Safety Business Partner. For more information regarding enrollment, eligibility, requirements and support check out the First Aid training support page.
The available first aid training sessions include:
- Provide First Aid (Level2) – HLTAID003 (Includes CPR)
- Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – HLTAID001
- Remote First Aid - HLTAID005 (Offered 2-3 times each year)
This face-to-face 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.
This training is mandatory for all Chief and Deputy Wardens, and compulsory if relevant to job role. It is highly recommended for general Wardens. Training includes hands on use of extinguishers, please note that this part of the training may preclude those with health issues. Please wear covered shoes, long pants, long sleeves (non flowing clothing).
Two separate one-hour training sessions are offered each month. The first session begins at 9:30am, the second session begins at 11:00am (only book yourself onto one session).
2020 sessions are available on the following days:
- (No February session)
- Wednesday, 4 March
- Thursday, 2 April
- Friday, 29 May
- (No June session)
- Monday, 6 July
- Tuesday, 4 August
- Friday, 18 September
- Wednesday, 14 October
- Thursday, 26 November
- (No December session)
Meet on the front lawn of the 1888 Building (south side of Building 198, between Stop1 and Engineering). Access via Gate 8 (Grattan Street).
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
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.
Delivered on request
Please contact your local Health and Safety Business Partner to enquire about requesting a face-to-face delivery of one of the health and safety hazard based courses or one of the following courses:
- Asbestos awareness and management training
Asbestos Management and Labelling Information Presentation provides information and instruction to local health and safety staff and those whose work may involve disturbing asbestos. Sessions are scheduled when there is sufficient demand.
- Delivery of Work Station Assessments (Train the Trainer)
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Plant Safety Management
- Suspicious Package and Threat Response
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.
Health & Safety Specialists have the expertise to design and tailor training courses to meet specific needs within the University. If your area would benefit from a tailored training course, please contact Health & Safety Services with details of your area and an outline of the type of training required.
- Asbestos awareness and management training
Management and reporting
The Health & Safety: Training requirements sets out responsibilities for planning, delivering and recording health and safety training at the University of Melbourne.
The Health & Safety - Provide training provides a step by step description of methodology for planning, delivering and recording health and safety training
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.
Records and reporting
Training in TrainME is automatically recorded within the system. 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
For queries about the content of your training record, please contact your local health and safety business partner.
The Health & Safety Services team generates 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 then email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TrainME guest access
Tennants, contractors, visiting academics, students or anyone without University log on credentials requiring access to TrainME are required to submit an ITA (IT Access) form to access TrainME and the entire single sign on supported systems (eg Incident and Hazard Reporting in ERMS, Themis, some areas of Staff Hub).
Please note that selecting the correct Organisation / Department and supervisor is important for reporting and data reconciliation within TrainME.
IT Access is only able to be granted for up to 12 months, so please ensure you only submit the form with 364 days or less.