Growing Together - CPSU Victoria's Learning Program
Our union has an extensive learning program to engage and support members and delegates across the Victorian public sector workforce protect their rights at work.
We're committed to building a strong and capable network of delegates and members through offering health and safety representative & delegates courses. We offer an additional wide range of workshops and learning events that are interesting and accessible to all members.
After participating in our workshops, members are better equipped to achieve equality, dignity, transparency and respect in our workplaces and understand their rights & entitlements.
We employ dedicated Health and Safety experts, and experienced Educators, Organisers and Facilitators to deliver sessions for members.
The CPSU OHS Training Unit delivers WorkSafe approved and Public Sector specific training courses face to face, and during the COVID -19 period, via Connected Real Time Delivery (Zoom online).
All elected health and safety representatives (HSR's) and deputy HSR's are entitled to attend WorkSafe approved training of their choice under section 67 of the OHS Act 2004, in consultation with the employer, including a five-day HSR training course, a one-day refresher training course at least once a year and other training approved by WorkSafe Victoria.
HSRs and deputy HSR’s are entitled to time off work with pay and the costs associated to attend the course are paid by the employer, in accordance with the OHS Act 2004.
CPSU delivers OHS training that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become an effective representative and help make workplaces safer.
Workplace representatives & delegates play such an important role in our union. They provide us with local knowledge and on-the-ground perspectives that mean we can better serve the interests of all members. We run a range of skills focussed courses for delegates first starting out in the role to more experienced reps.