District Industrial Training Forum: Kimberley - Pilbara (Karratha)

25 places available

Thursday 16 September - Drinks and Dinner: 6pm
(Blanche Bar, 119/23 Sharpe Ave, Karratha)

Training Forum:  8.30am-2.30pm
District Council Meeting: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Start:  Friday 17 September 2021 - 8.30am
Finish: Friday 17 September 2021 - 3.30pm

Location: Karratha International Hotel
(Goldfinch Conference Room)
Cnr of Hillview and Millstream Roads
Karratha, Tel: 9187 3333
Registration Deadline: Wednesday 1 September 2021


District Delegate Training Forum

District Council delegate training is designed for elected SSTUWA District Council delegates and branch officers.
Participants will develop fundamental knowledge and skills to enable effective union leadership in the

1) Campaigning in 2021/2022 - what does it mean for your branch: EBA 2021 - including the Public Sector Alliance
2) State Government initiatives report
3)  New casual seeker tool
4) Strategies to address teacher well-being
5) Working together to create a collective 

District Council Meeting

1) Acknowledgement of Country
2) Confirmation of previous minutes of 26 March 2021
3) Matters arising from previous minutes of 26 March 2021
4) Senior Officer's report:
    4.1 Strategic directions of the SSTUWA
    4.2 Curriculum documents
    4.3 International report
    4.4 Senior teacher program
5) Branch motions (to be received a week before the meeting)
6) General business (forward matters for the agenda a week prior to gwatts@sstuwa.org.au


Where the District Council meeting is not on your normal work day, childcare provision is available on request and approval by the General Secretary. Email requests to gwatts@sstuwa.org.au.


Free - Members only.
Lunch provided.


Mary Franklyn, General Secretary
Catherine Mason, District Organiser

Nominated Audience

District Council delegates
SSTUWA Branch officers
(Max. 2 delegates per branch)

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 requirements 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.

The school will not be charged for the salary of the person attending trade union training - this is covered by the DoE.  However, if a relief teacher is required, this is funded through the school's one line budget.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Ensure staff attending training have selected TUT Leave in HRMIS.
  • Project code 1471 will be generated within the payment system.

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