Know Your Rights: New General Agreement 2021 - Schools (TUT)

16 places available

Start:  Tuesday 1 November 2022 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 1 November 2022 - 3.00pm

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



About the course

What is the 'General Agreement 2021?  You've seen 'The Red Book'; maybe you even have one.  Now is the perfect time to become familiar with new key clauses such as personal leave and performance management.  You will also review other new and amended entitlements and conditions that make up the 2021 General Agreement..

This essential one-day course is designed for union delegates from any branch.  Union Representatives, Deputy Representatives or Women's Contact Officers.

Develop your knowledge to ensure you understand rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Leave the day knowing and understanding your conditions and entitlements and where to go for additional support and advice. 


On completion of this course delegates will have developed:

  • Knowledge of how to navigate the 2021 Red Book to explore key clauses including: performance management, personal leave entitlements, salary and curriculum support.
  • Skills to access and interpret information in agreements and awards.
  • Awareness of processes and procedures that ensure rights and responsibilities are adhered to by parties.
  • Simple problem solving strategies to help manage concerns if they arise at the workplace.


$ Nil : Members Only


Morning tea and lunch provided.


Cherry Bogunovich
Education Officer - SSTUWA

Nominated Audience

Union Delegate Members of SSTUWA - Schools

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