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About the course

The SSTUWA Women’s Contact Officer (WCO) has a key leadership role in the workplace.  Learn the roles and responsibilities of this position and build confidence to succeed in this role.

This introductory two-day course will provide WCO's with the knowledge and skills needed to support, advise and advocate for individual members and the branch on gender and equity issues.


Please note:
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.

Outcomes

On completion of the course Women Contact Officers will have:

  • A clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of WCO in the workplace.
  • Explored support structures, frameworks and legal processes that lead to dispute resolution.
  • Practiced skills to represent, advocate, support and advise members at the workplace.
  • Planned how to better manage union business at their workplace.
  • Developed confidence in dealing with gender equity related matters.

Costs

$ Nil : Members Only

Hospitality

Morning tea and lunch provided.

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

Facilitator

Cherry Bogunovich, Education Officer
Colleen Mack, Women/Equity Officer

Nominated Audience

Elected Women's Contact Officers

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.

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.

Trade union training leave-TAFE

Members in 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 manager through your normal leave application process. You will be applying for Trade Union Training Leave of 7.5 hours per day.
  • Provide manager 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.
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