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  • 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.

    Health and Safety Induction

    This module has been developed to provide you with an introduction to The University of Melbourne's safe work practices, emergency procedures, support contacts and various services that it offers.

    Laboratory Safety

    This course will provide an overview of the University's laboratory safety rules and recommended safe work practices. It should be used in conjunction with your laboratory specific safety procedures.

    Manual Handling

    This course supports the University's commitment to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) associated with hazardous manual handling 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.

    Plant Safety

    This course is designed for staff who work with plant or equipment in a variety of different roles. Plant supervisors, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and users are encouraged to complete this course.

    Safe Radiation Practices - Ionising

    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. Refer to Ionising Radiation Guidance Material for more information regarding ionising radiation.

    Safe Radiation Practices - Laser

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


    This course is designed for Chief Wardens and Floor Wardens responsible for emergency response and preparedness activities in buildings and structures owned or operated by the University. Topics include roles and responsibilities, procedures and emergency management plans.

  • 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

    If you are completing a Train ME course for the first time, and do not know how to enroll into a course there is a guide available  How to complete eTraining in TrainME.

    Comprehensive Train ME support is available using published quick reference guides and the Knowledge Base FAQs published in Service Now.

  • Training for users without TrainME access

    Student Health and Safety Training Community in the LMS

    Students / non-TrainMe users can access health and safety training courses via the LMS community called Student Health and Safety Training.

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

    Student of The University of Melbourne

    If you have a student login and access to the LMS you can self enrol into the LMS community. If you are accessing the Student Health and Safety Training Community (COM_01770) for the first time, click here to enrol.

    If you are already enrolled, click here to re-enter.

    Non-University of Melbourne Users

    If you do not have a University of Melbourne login you can request guest access to this community by emailing In the email please state your name, email and what organisation you are from.

    Once guest access has been set up you can follow the same steps as above to access the LMS community.

Non - TrainME Courses

  • 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.

  • GoldFFX for General User


    How to use the Chemical Management System to source Safety Data Sheets, mini Ssafety Data Sheets, chemical labels and emergency information.

    Course Details

    Face-to-face training 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

  • GoldFFX for Laboratory Supervisor


    Teaching designated GoldFFX Laboratory Supervisors how to manage chemical inventories within GoldFFX.

    Course Details

    Face-to-face training has been replaced by a presentation for this training course. A login via UoM username and password is required to access GoldFFX. Please also ensure you have your user login details for your local Manifest. Training is also available on request, please email for further information.

    GoldFFX for Laboratory Supervisors

  • Fire Extinguisher


    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. Booking for in-person fire extinguisher training will soon be available via TrainMe.


    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).


    • Thursday 22nd February
    • Wednesday 21st March
    • Tuesday 1st May
    • Monday 4th June
    • Friday 6th July
    • Wednesday 22nd August
    • Thursday 20th September
    • Monday 15th October
    • Friday 30th November

    Session Times: 9:30am-10:30am and 11:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Lawn on south side of 1888 Building (Gate 8, Grattan Street beside Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street)

  • 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.

  • 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

    Manual Tasks

    Delivery of Work Station Assessments (Train the trainer)

    Chemical Management

    Gas Safety

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

    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.
    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.

    Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Bespoke

    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 with details of the area and an outline of the type of training required.

Training Management

  • Support documents

    The Health & Safety: Training requirements 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 (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

  • 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.