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OHS Safety and Rights Trainer

Victorian Trades Hall Council

The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) is looking for people who want to make a difference for working people.

We are seeking to employ two Safety and Rights Trainers. The position is based within the OHS training team which is dedicated to advancing the rights of working people across Victoria.

The OHS training team educates and organises working people about their rights and safety at work, supports unions to advance working people’s rights and campaigns for social change through building the capacity of unions and activists.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Promoting the OH&S unit and its activities
  • Training of health and safety representatives in WorkSafe approved courses
  • Training union officials in the WorkSafe approved ARREO course
  • Assisting in the recruitment of attendees on the VTHC OHS approved training courses
  • Delivering the VTHC training packages Family Violence as a Workplace Issue training and Gendered Violence at Work
  • Developing and writing training curriculum
  • Assisting in the development of union/site specific training package components when required
  • Contributing to the maintenance of the continuous improvement systems relating to all training packages
  • Building and developing relationships with unions that will increase participation in the VTHC OHS courses
  • Ensuring that the VTHC OHS training meets the requirements to maintain our WorkSafe approval
  • Other duties as required


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or higher - TAE40116 or TAE40110 or TAA40104
  • Employed in a role for a minimum of two years where OHS was either a full-time responsibility or was a major part of that role
  • Have relevant and demonstrated experience in delivering training in an adult learning environment
  • Previous experience in union, political or community organising and training, including the application of organising frameworks and transformative learning techniques
  • Have a solid, detailed understanding of the OHS Act, in particular all sections relevant to the purpose of HSRs and their powers, protections and entitlements
  • A demonstrated understanding of gender inequality and its impacts in the workplace and beyond, specifically issues surrounding family and gendered violence
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training on gender equality, gendered violence and family violence
  • A passion for working directly with Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), union officials and the delegates and members who make up our movement
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to build rapport with a variety of people and stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce training curriculum and resources
  • An ability to set priorities when faced with competing demands
  • A current valid driver’s licence is preferred


The position is based at Trades Hall in Carlton, Victoria (currently working remotely), and will report to the Secretary through the OHS Training Team Lead. Salary of $95,524 per annum including a monthly RDO and 12% superannuation.

Women and people from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Any queries regarding these positions should be emailed to Dominic Melling at [email protected], using the subject line: OHS Safety and Rights Trainer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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