Keeping Educators Skilled up and Safe (TUT)
8 places available
Start: Tuesday 4 August 2020 - 9.00am
Finish: Wednesday 5 August 2020 - 3.30pm
Location: SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)
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.
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.
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.
We also request that participants bring their own mug for use at training and that any participant not feeling well or showing fever, cough or flu-like symptoms cancel their registration and not attend.
$ 165 : Members
$ 300 : Non-Members
Morning tea and lunch provided.
We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Britten & Graham McDonnell
Directors, International Defensive Solutions
Ian Daw, SSTUWA Organiser
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