District Council: Meeting and Delegate Training: Goldfields - Kalgoorlie

25 places available

Start:  Thursday 12 March 2020 - 9.00am
Finish: Thursday 12 March 2020 - 3.00pm

Location:  WA Schools of Mines (Room 2 - WMC Conference Centre)
44 MacDonald Street, Kalgoorlie, Telephone: 9088 6143

Registration Deadline: 5 March 2020


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.

1)  Safety in our Schools
     •  Implementation of KOWS (Keeping our Workplace
        Safe) and the Minister's 10-point plan 'What can
        you do to support your school?'

2)   SSTUWA purpose and direction
      •  Increasing union presence and participation in our

3)  Building Our Union at our Schools/Colleges

 District Council Meeting

1) Acknowledgement of Country

2) Confirmation of previous minutes of 15 August 2019

3) Matters arising from minutes of  15 August 2019

4) District/Branch Reports and Planning

5) Campaign Reports - Education and Actions
     5.1    General Agreement negotiations
     5.2    Build Our Union - Membership Growth
     5.3    Safety is Our Priority
     5.4    Early Childhood Education   
               •   Play is Learning
               •   Funding for Pre-Primary and Kindergarten  

6) 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.


Free - Members only.
Lunch provided.


Mary Franklyn, General Secretary
Silvana Tarling, 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