Women's Conference 2017 (TUT) - Be Bold for Change

6 places available

Start:  Thursday 9 November 2017 - 8.15am

Finish: Thursday 9 November 2017 - 3.30pm

Location : SSTUWA building, 150 Adelaide Tce, East Perth WA 6004 


About the conference

The SSTUWA Women’s Conference is a catalyst, an opportunity for women within our union from different parts of WA, from different workplaces and with different goals to fight inequality and to come together.  As a union we believe in the power of women. Women who inspire are women who are making a difference and understand how to conquer both internal and external barriers to achieve their goals. Join us for this inspiring event.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Anne Aly

Federal Member for Cowan

Anne Azza Aly was born in Alexandria, Egypt and migrated to Australia at the age of two years.

Before becoming the current Member for Cowan and the first Muslim woman in Australian Parliament, Dr Anne Aly was a Professor at Edith Cowan University.

Anne is an internationally renowned expert in counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation; committed to working with all levels of government to make our families and communities safe. Join us to welcome Dr Anne Azza Aly - Australian politician, political scholar, academic and counter-terrorism expert to share her story on being Bold for Change.
'I dream of a future in which I'm no longer needed' - Dr Anne Aly.

Afternoon Guest Speaker: Gina Williams

2017 West Australian of the Year - Aboriginal Category Award Winner

Gina Williams is an Aboriginal singer/ songwriter who writes contemporary songs in the Noongar language about storytelling, land and culture. As a young child she was placed in foster care and grew up knowing very little about her heritage; leaving her longing to belong and connect with her history. For the last 7 years, Gina has been committed to preserving Noongar language and does so by ensuring that she has the respect and blessing of the Elders who she honours through her music.

“…she takes this old, old language, and writes and sings these beautiful songs so that we in the audience cannot help but fall in love with the romance of it all…” - Archie Roach- Australian Icon and National Treasure

Conference Workshops

  • Women - Your Financial Affairs, Your Future
  • Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
  • Discover Why Strengths Are Amazing
  • Know Your Rights - The Little Red Book
  • Mindfulness and :Practices for Teachers


$ 110 : Members Only Conference

Includes morning tea and lunch


Cherry Bogunovich
ETC Education Officer

Nominated Audience

SSTUWA membes only

Trade union training leave

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirments applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

This leave provision covers teacher relief for members attending SSTUWA TUT courses.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

Indicate the leave is “Miscellaneous Paid Leave” when completing an application for leave form.

“Trade Union Training - project code 1471” should be written under leave type.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community