5 places available
This newly developed course is designed for all elected union delegates, including Representatives, Deputy Representatives, Women's Contact Officers, State Council Delegates and District Council Delegates.
The course will provide an outstanding opportunity to build your knowledge and understanding around a range of legal topics that apply to teachers and principals including: awards, agreements, policies, dispute resolution processes, duty of care, work health and safety in the workplace, equal opportunity and discrimination laws.
The course will begin with an outline of the foundations of the Legal Frameworks that apply to teachers and Principals. You will engage in conversations around understanding the differences in complaints versus Level One and Level Two Grievance Procedures and how to select the best process for a resolution.
You will learn what the SSTUWA Legal Services team do and learn including the role of Advocates and Case Managers. Know what legal services the SSTUWA offers to members and how to access it. A lawyer from Slater and Gordon will join the team to outline important aspects of Duty of Care and implications for schools.
The SSTUWA Work Health and Safety Organiser will outline the role of a Union Rep within work health and safety in a school and how the Union supports branches with any WHS issues.
The Women's Organiser will provide an overview of discrimination laws and how you as a Union Rep or WCO can support discrimination issues in your workplace.
On completion of this course delegates will have the tools to:
• Better understand the employment law framework in Australia.
• Identify potential breaches of employment rights and distinguish such breaches from other disputes.
• Effectively engage in dispute resolution at a local level, including identifying when to refer matters to the Union.
• Identify when to refer a case to the SSTUWA office, and how to do so.
• Use the most appropriate methods to pursue industrial issues, including consideration of industrial vs legal responses.
Nil - Members Only
Travel and accommodation will be provided for elected regional delegates who have held their position for more than 12 months. This is subject to approval from the General Secretary.
Morning tea and lunch provided.
John Theodorsen -Legal Services Consultant
Mario Schmidt - Assistant Legal Services Team Coordinator
Natalie Swinbourn - School Organisers Team Coordinator
Antony Pearson - WHS Organiser
Janette Bedwell - Women's Organiser
Elected delegates including:
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:
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:
Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia
This training relates to the following standards :
Tue 16 Jan @ 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thu 18 Jan @ 9.00am - 12.30pm
Fri 19 Jan @ 9.00am - 1.00pm
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and future - and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia. We stand in solidarity.
Authorised by Mary Franklyn, General Secretary, The State School Teachers' Union of W.A.
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