Women's Contact Officer Training Level One: Schools and TAFE (TUT)

25 places available

Start:  Tuesday 7 March 2023 - 9.00am

Finish: Wednesday 8 March 2023 - 3.00pm

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


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.


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 recruit, support and advise members at the workplace.
  • Developed confidence in dealing with gender equity related matters.


$ Nil : Members Only


Morning tea and lunch provided.


Cherry Bogunovich, Education Officer
Janette Bedwell, Women/Equity Officer

Nominated Audience

Elected Women's Contact Officers

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