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 launch TrainME button below.
Training opportunities and responsibilities
Health & Safety Roles and Responsibilities
Health and Safety Hazard Based Courses
- Asbestos Awareness
- Biosafety Induction Online (managed by the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity)
- Chemical Management
- COVIDSafe Campus
- COVIDSafe Campus - Temperature Screening Tutorial
- Gas Safety
- Health and Safety Induction
- Hot Work
- Laboratory Safety
- Manual Handling
- Office Ergonomics (includes steps for setting up your workstation)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Plant Safety
- Safe Radiation Practices - Ionising
- Safe Radiation Practices - Laser
- Safe Radiation Practices - Use Licence Holders
(Note: this course is specifically designed for current Use Licence holders)
- Suspicious Packages
The following courses are available for enrollment via TrainME but the course is undertaken face-to-face.
First aid training and CPR training are currently conducted via virtual classroom.
Fire extinguisher training sessions are currently unavailable.
Visit First aid training and guidance for details on eligibility, cost of participation and how to book your place for:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- First Aid - Bleeding Control
- Provide First Aid
- Remote First Aid
For advice on choosing the right course for you, please consult your Health and Safety Business Partner.
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).
Dates and times
Fire extinguisher training sessions are currently unavailable.
Meet on the front lawn of the 1888 Building (south side of Building 198, between Stop1 and Engineering). Access via Gate 8 (Grattan Street).
Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS)
ERMS guidance material is available to assist with how to action items you may have received via email and how to use the following health and safety modules:
- Incident and Hazard Reporting
- Incident and Hazard register
- Checklists & Inspections
- Audit/Checklists Register
- WHS Risk Register (risk assessments)
Group training relating to specific modules is available on request.
Approved training for Elected Health and Safety Representatives
Information on training options, course descriptions, fees and more support information is available on the Health and Safety Representative and Designated Working Group page.
Regulated Biological Materials
The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity offers training and information sessions relating to the use of regulated biological materials such as hazardous biological materials and agents, genetically modified organisms or imported biological materials alongside the core Biosafety Induction Online (BIO) TrainME module which must be completed before you commence any work with regulated biological materials.
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:
- Delivery of Work Station Assessments (Train the Trainer)
- Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS)
- 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.
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 form with the assistance of their supervisor 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.