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health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber supporting unique businesses needing customised training

Designed by the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, our courses in suit most businesses, but from time to time, a client needs something a little different.

Member Stories

22 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

The definition of 'serious misconduct' has been amended as part of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021, to now include sexual harassment.

12 July 2021

education and training

Mental Health Essentials: Your last chance to benefit from this free program

Since 2018, the Victorian Chamber’s Mental Health Essentials program has assisted over 180 businesses who employ young workers to build and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.

06 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $11 million support package to help facilitate mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all residential aged care workers.

02 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Embracing new technologies to improve safety for young workers

Businesses with young staff across Victoria are embracing the tech-savvy generation’s comfort with technology to create safer, compliant, and more efficient workplaces. 

22 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government QR codes now mandatory for all workplaces

All Victorian workplaces must now ensure their workers and visitors check in using the free Victorian Government QR Code Service, no matter how long they are on the premises. However, the Government will give some workplaces time to adapt before enforcement begins.

16 June 2021

ceo update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

The business community in Regional Victoria will be relieved today to hear the news of a further easing of restrictions. There is also good news that essentially every business in the state can now operate. But for some larger metropolitan events, hospitality and entertainment venues, the easing of restrictions have not gone far enough, and we still have a difference in settings between Regional and Metropolitan areas.

16 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, is welcome news that will enable every Victorian business to operate, but the restrictions on Metropolitan Victoria are still too conservative.

16 June 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions for Metropolitan and Regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June in a boost for struggling businesses affected by Lockdown 4.0.

16 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

When technology is your business’ best asset and greatest risk

Pentana Solutions has a rich heritage of excellence and forward-thinking, but how would the tech-savvy business help their workers unplug, boost self-belief and prevent burnout?

Member Stories

11 June 2021

economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

Managing workers’ compensation can be a challenging task, for both experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, which is why so many businesses turn to the Victorian Chamber for support.

10 June 2021

economy

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses can operate from 11.59pm tomorrow, 10 June, but will continue to advocate for a snapback to pre-lockdown restrictions. Metropolitan Melbourne will go to Regional Victoria’s current settings while Regional Victoria’s restrictions will be eased even further.

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

The State Government has today announced Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will end from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June with a further easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria.

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

A Victorian Chamber member survey has revealed that the majority of respondents think that the third round of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund package is inadequate.

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

Many proactive Victorian businesses are contacting the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing team for help building mentally healthy workplaces. One questionably inevitably arises.

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Lockdown extension intensifies the emergency for Victoria’s businesses and workers

Victoria’s business and worker emergency intensified today with news that Lockdown Four will be extended for at least another week in Metropolitan Victoria.

02 June 2021


health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber supporting unique businesses needing customised training

Member Stories

22 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

12 July 2021

education and training

Mental Health Essentials: Your last chance to benefit from this free program

06 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

02 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Embracing new technologies to improve safety for young workers

22 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government QR codes now mandatory for all workplaces

16 June 2021

ceo update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

16 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

16 June 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

16 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

When technology is your business’ best asset and greatest risk

Member Stories

11 June 2021

economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

10 June 2021

economy

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Lockdown extension intensifies the emergency for Victoria’s businesses and workers

02 June 2021