OSH committee members

At the beginning of each calendar year, members are invited to nominate to become an OSH committee member for the current year. Should members wish to nominate as a committee member the following year, they can do so by completing a new nomination form in the following year.

Committees are restricted to a maximum of 15 people with the exception of the TAFE committee. Should there be more than 15 nominations, an election will be conducted by the returning officer for the SSTUWA. Nomination forms and details can be found here.

While the SSTUWA committees generally meet once a term, committees may meet more frequently or less frequently depending on issues that need to be discussed.

Members do not necessarily have to be teaching or leading in the committee area, but may have a specific interest and be able to provide valuable perspective in that committee area.

Meetings are held at the SSTUWA office outside of the school day with teleconference facilities available for those unable to attend in person.

The terms of reference below have been endorsed by Executive and will be used as the framework to guide committee discussions.

  • Review and revise relevant union policy
  • Assist in the formulation of position papers
  • Assist in the planning and organisation of seminars, conferences and other membership activities
  • Monitor government and employer actions under relevant legislation.
  • Evaluate SSTUWA rules, policies and other positions as examples of “best practice”
  • Consider and make recommendations on matters referred by the Administrative Committee and Executive
  • Make recommendations to Executive on matters considered by the committee

The SSTUWA cares about the safety and health of members. It is a high priority for this union and a full time occupational safety and health professional is employed to ensure that the SSTUWA is a leader in the field of improving conditions for its members.

All teachers are entitled to a safe work place free from physical and mental hazards and risks. The SSTUWA is committed to providing quality support and information for all teachers and community members, but in particular for safety and health representatives working in schools and colleges.

OSH training

  • 2022 courses will be listed here when dates are released.

OSH Resources

  • Safety is Our Priority videos
  • SSTUWA advice for OSH reps and principals - COVID-19 Term 2 - 28Apr20
  • ACTU - Actions to minimise the health effects of bushfire smoke haze
  • Improve the health & wellbeing of your workplace. Get started today!
  • Important key elements of workers compensation
  • Employee Support Bureau - OSH - Safety and Health Bulletin Laptop and tablet trolleys and charging stations
  • Violence and aggression - Worksafe checklist 
  • Work Shouldnt Hurt Survey report - 2019