Union Representative Training Level Three: Schools (TUT)

7 places available

Start:  Monday 20 September 2021 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 21 September 2021 - 3.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

This new two-day course is designed for experienced Union Representatives and Deputy Representatives. If you have completed Union Representative Training Level One and Level Two, you are eligible to attend this Level Three event.

The training builds on your experience and provides further knowledge and skills that will support you in your role of providing union leadership across your branch. During the course you will explore how to maintain and enhance strong relationships across your school . Participating in the course will support you to be effective and develop autonomy to deal with issues and bring together a team to collectively support conditions.

SSTUWA may fund travel and accommodation expenses for currently elected Representatives outside the metropolitan area.  Each regional application will be assessed by the Education and Training Centre Coordinator for funding approval. 


During the course, Union Representatives will explore the following topics:

  • Union Structures that Promote Having a Voice and Using Your Voice
  • Power and Leadership
  • Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams
  • Networking and Delegating
  • Building Branch Capacity
  • Enterprise Bargaining


$ Nil : Members Only


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au


Natalie Swinbourn - Coordinator, Schools Organiser Team

Mario Schmidt - Legal Services Case Manager

Natalie Blewitt - Growth Team Coordinator

Cherry Bogunovich - ETC Training Officer

Nominated Audience

Union Representatives and Deputy Representatives who have completed Level One training AND Level Two training.
If you attended Union Representative Training: Growth Coaching before 2021.

Trade union training leave - Schools

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.