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Union Representative Training Level One: Regional and Metro Schools (TUT)

2 places available

Start:  Monday 29 June 2020 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 30 June 2020 - 3.00pm

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


About the course

This two-day course is designed for both Union Representatives and Deputy Representatives.The training will provide essential knowledge and skills to support representatives in their important role of providing union leadership in schools.  Learn the roles and responsibilities of this position and build confidence to succeed in this role.

Safety, Hygiene and Social Distancing

The SSTUWA is committed to following all  up-to-date safety and health regulations related to COVID 19 throughout these training events. This includes:

  • The cleaning of all desk surfaces prior to training.
  • Restricting the number of attendees in any one event to comply with the 4m2 rule.
  • Adhering to the 1.5m rule in seating arrangements for the training event.
  • The provision of hand sanitiser in training room and kitchen area.
  • Adhering to 1.5m rule in kitchen area

We also request that participants bring their own mug for use at training and that any participant not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID 19 cancel their registration and not attend.


On completion of the course Union Representatives will have:

  • A clear understanding of their role and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Practiced skills and developed strategies to represent, advocate, manage, advise and lead members at the workplace.
  • Explored support structures and legal processes that lead to dispute resolution.
  • Planned how to better manage union business at their workplace.


$ Nil : Members Only


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise us prior to the event.


Cherry Bogunovich - SSTUWA Education Officer
Natalie Swinbourn - SSTUWA Schools Organiser Team Coordinator
Natalie Blewitt - SSTUWA Growth Team Coordinator

Nominated Audience

Regional and Metro Elected Union and Deputy Representatives

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