Women's Conference 2019 (TUT) - More Powerful Together

7 places available

Start:  Friday 29 November 2019 - 9.00am

Finish: Friday 29 November 2019 - 3.30pm

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



About the conference

We invite women members to register for the 2019 Women's Conference.  An opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and their achievements, time to participate in discussions that address gender disparity and a time to grow more powerful together.

Take the opportunity to network, learn, explore and be inspired by a range of conference speakers.

We are privileged to be welcoming Debbie Kilroy as our keynote speaker and Frauke Bolten-Boshhammer as our afternoon guest speaker.  You will also be invited to select from two great concurrent sessions as well as participate in an afternoon workshop of your choice.

Keynote Speaker:  Debbie Kilroy - Sisters Inside Inc

Debbie Kilroy’s story is one of the great reversals of fortune in Australian legal history.  Debbie Kilroy’s journey from a criminal who spent time in prison to practising lawyer is a fascinating  tale of courage and resilience.  Since its establishment in the 1990s, Debbie has led ‘Sisters Inside Inc’, an organisation that advocates for the human rights of criminalised women in Queensland.  Debbie’s passion and commitment to her work has earned her an Order of Australia and saw history made in 2007 when she became the first former prisoner to be admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland.


Afternoon Guest Speaker: Frauke Bolten-Boshhammer - Kimberley Fine Diamonds

A tale of love and loss, hardship and heartache, but ultimately the inspiring story of how a young girl from Germany overcame tragedy to pioneer a diamond empire in one of the most unforgiving terrains on earth.

Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman. However, Frauke stayed, determined to help her husband carve out a new life farming. Then tragedy struck.

Concurrent Sessions

Choose from two concurrent sessions.

  1. Preserving Your Work/Life Well-Being - Jenny Cole
  2. Criminalised, Racialised, Marginalised Women and girls - Debbie Kilroy

Conference Workshops

Choose from four workshops.

  • Women:- Your Financial Affairs, Your Future - P&N Bank
  • Your Working Day and Where We're up to with the EBA - Cherry Bogunovich
  • Fitness for Work: Issues and Practice - Liz Carbone
  • Unconscious Bias in the Workplace - What does it really mean and how can you address it? - Olivia Brown


$ 110 : Members Only Conference


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


Cherry Bogunovich - SSTUWA Training Officer

Nominated Audience

SSTUWA Women Members

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