District Council Meeting and Delegate Training: Moore-Geraldton

32 places available

Start:  Tuesday 27 August 2019 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 27 August 2019 - 3.00pm

Location:  Midwest Education Regional Office (ERO's boardroom) Level 2/209 Foreshore Drive Geraldton WA 6530 Tel: 956 1600




Union Delegate Training

District Council delegate training is designed for elected SSTUWA District Council delegates and branch officers. Participants will develop fundamental knowledge and skills to enable effective union leadership in the workplace.

Importance of planning:

1.  Building the Branch

  • Recruitment conversation
  • Working collectively to enforce the agreement

2.  Safety in Schools: the documents

District Council Meeting

1) Acknowledgement of Country

2) Confirmation of previous minutes of 28 March 2019

3) Matters arising from minutes of 28 March 2019

4) Delegate reports (5 minutes each)

  • Branch establishment
  • Branch membership and recruitment
  • Branch issues - top three issues

5. Senior Officers' report:

5.1 General Agreement 2019

  • Log of Claims
  • Negotiations
  • Context for SSTUWA

5.2 Safety is Our Priority campaign update
5.3 ECE Play is Learning campaign report
5.4 Leadership strategies
5.5 Federal government education agenda

6)  Branch motions

7) General business


Where the District Council meeting is not on your normal work day, childcare provision is available on request and approval by the General Secretary. Email requests to gwatts@sstuwa.org.au


$ Nil : Members Only


Lunch provided


Paul Bridge, Senior Vice President
Antony Pearson, District Organiser

Nominated Audience

District Council delegates
SSTUWA Branch 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