The Victorian Government acknowledges Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.
It’s your right to work in an environment that’s as safe as possible, without risks to your physical or mental health.
Some trade apprentices in particular may end up working in fairly high-risk environments, but there can be hazards in any workplace. You have a responsibility to take reasonable care of your own health and safety, and watch out for those around you.
But it’s up to your employer to make sure your workplace is safe and healthy, and manage risk where possible – including risk to your mental health. This is their legal obligation.
Here are some things you can expect from your employer:
If you’re concerned about physical and mental health risks at any point in your apprenticeship or traineeship, or if you just want to check something is OK, contact your Apprenticeship Support Officer or visit WorkSafe Victoria.