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About the course

This skills based program is suitable for any person working in an education environment. You will learn valuable
skills that will ensure you have the confidence to keep you and your students safe in the event of a verbal or
physical encounter while at work. This course has been specifically designed to give you the tools needed to deal
with a wide range of incidents that may occur in an education setting.

Day One will briefly explore Department of Education Guidelines around violence in schools as well as the
SSTUWA position. The main focus of this day will be on building the skills and knowledge required to keep
yourself safe in the workplace.

Day Two will be scenario based and will involve opportunities to apply and practice
the skills in soft, medium and high-end situations that may occur in the school context.

Outcomes

During this two-day course participants will learn how to reduce the threat of physical violence and harm through:

  • Learning how to identify potential violent situations and environmental factors.
  • Making use of effective verbal commands.
  • Applying de-escalation strategies.
  • Using team tactics.
  • The application of the above skills and knowledge in real-life scenarios.

Costs

$ 165 : Members
$ 300 : Non-Members

Hospitality

Morning tea and lunch provided.

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

Facilitator

Phil Britten, Graeme McDonnell, Directors, IDS
Ian Daw, SSTUWA Organiser

Nominated Audience

Members and non-members
Primary, Secondary and TAFE

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 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community