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OHS Training

This section contains responsibilities for all managers and supervisors.

Victorian legislation requires employers to provide their workers with any information, instruction, training and/or supervision necessary to enable them to perform their work in a way that is safe and without risks to their health.

The Act and Regulations have specific requirements to ensure that information, training and instruction is provided to workers and that training is targeted to the nature of the work, the nature of the risks associated with that work and the control measures implemented by the employer.

Managers and supervisors are required to:

  • Identify health and safety training needs
  • Develop an appropriate health and safety training program for workers
  • Ensure the competency of workers that carry out hazardous work
  • Maintain associated records.

OHS Training Standard

The OHS Training Standard is the University's policy and procedure for managing OHS training.

This Standard is separate from the Deakin University OHS Induction Standard, and does not cover specific obligations relating to staff, visitor, tenant or contractor induction.

The following documents will assist in implementing the Standard:

OHS training for managers and supervisors

Managers and supervisors that have teams with two or more staff are required to attend this training.

The initial training must occur within six months of starting in the position with refresher training occurring every two years. The initial training occurs face-to-face with the refreshers being on-line. Enrolment occurs through DeakinPeople. Training sessions are run throughout the year. The session covers:

  • Safety culture
  • Safety role of the supervisor
  • Safety training and coaching
  • Safety performance
  • Consultation
  • Promoting and enforcing safety practices
  • Providing adequate supervision
  • Psychological health and dealing with stress

Tailored Training

Health, Wellbeing and Safety (HR) are also able to provide tailored or specific training sessions to individual areas in such areas as ergonomics, manual handling, general OHS awareness, risk assessments, incident investigation, developing a safety system and more. To request a training session on a particular topic, contact Health, Wellbeing and Safety.


SmartMove is designed for students in years ten to twelve to make them a little more aware of what can happen in the workplace. It will give them a chance to learn about the potential dangers of the workplace but also their rights and responsibilities.

SmartMove is suitable for use by students and others new to the workplace.

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