Training and Education

Delegates Rights

Delegates are generally entitled to five days paid training leave per year to attend courses conducted or approved by the union. Delegates should check their site agreement or relevant Award for their entitlement to Trade Union Training Leave. You can call NUW Assist 1300 275 689 to receive a copy of your EBA and advice on your entitlements.

Become an activist

  • Does it matter to you when people aren’t treated well?
  • Do you think all people are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect?
  • Would you like to do something about making your workplace safer, or improving your wages and conditions?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you can do something about it.  Activists and site delegates are the life blood of the NUW.

There are lots of ways to get involved. You could be a contact for the Union at your workplace, learn more about Health and Safety, find out about your workplace rights, or find out how your workplace can gain an agreement to improve wages and conditions Download a copy of the DELEGATE NOMINATION FORM here

NUW activists and delegates have the support of organisers, legal officers and 60,000 other NUW members.  If you would like to do something to improve your workplace, call 1300 275 689, or email us at nuwassist@nuw.org.au.

Health and Safety Rep Rights

Due to individual OHS legislation, your training rights vary in each state. Contact your Organiser or NUW Assist 1300 275 689 to advise you on what to do.

 

Need to contact the Training Department? Click HERE to send an email or phone [03] 9287 1739

Victoria

VIC

Training Dates:

Click HERE to download the 2018 DELEGATES training calendar / enrolment form [2 pages]
Click HERE to download the 2018 HSRs training calendar / enrolment form [2 pages]

Click HERE to download the 2018 STATEWIDE DELEGATES CONFERENCE Training Day flyer / enrolment form [2 pages]
 

 

Building a Strong Union Stage 1 Delegates Course [4 days in 2 parts]

VIC
Training

This 4 day course is essential learning for all NEW or existing union delegates who have NOT yet done any training.  Sessions include role and rights of the delegate, union values, communication, workplace laws and inductions. Delegates will learn new ways to help resolve workplace problems, build union membership and create a vibrant and active union

DatesLocations
30, 31 January & 27, 28 February 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
20, 21 March & 17, 18 April 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
01, 02 & 29, 30 May 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
05, 06 & 26, 27 June 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
03, 04, 31 July & 01 August 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
07, 08 & 28, 29 August 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
04, 05 & 18, 19 September 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
02, 03 & 30, 31 October 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands
20, 21 Nov & 04, 05 Dec 2018 [4 day course]
Docklands

Delegates Conference Training Days

VIC
Training
DatesLocations
07 May 2018 – Morwell Region Conference
Morwell
08 May 2018 – Colac Region Conference
Colac
10 May 2018 – Wodonga Region Conference
Wodonga
11 May 2018 – Echuca Region Conference
Echuca
17 October 2018 – Statewide Delegates Conference
Etihad Stadium

HSR Initial Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses

VIC
Training

Elected HSRs / Deputy HSRs can attend WorkSafe approved training per S67 of the OHS Act 2004. You have the right to choose which course you attend in consultation with your employer.  If your employer does not agree to your attendance on an NUW course, please contact your organiser or the Training Department PH 03 9287 1739.  This course is WorkSafe Vic approved under s67 of the OHS Act 2004

Cost [paid by your employer]:  NUW member or other affiliated union $915    Non Member $1800

DatesLocations
27, 28 February, 01, 20, 21 March 2 [5 day course]
RUTHERGLEN
27, 28, 29 March & 23, 24 April 2018 [5 day course]
Docklands
01, 02, 03 & 22, 23 May 2018 [5 day course]
Docklands
10, 11, 12 July & 07, 08 August 2018 [5 day course]
Docklands
11, 12, 13 September & 09, 10 October 2018 [5 day course]
Docklands
13, 14, 15 November & 04, 05 December 2018 [5 day course]
Docklands

HSR Refresher Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses

VIC
Training

Elected HSRs / Deputy HSRs can attend WorkSafe approved training per S67 of the OHS Act 2004.  You have the right to choose which course you attend in consultation with your employer.  If your employer does not agree to your attendance on an NUW course, please contact your Organiser or the Training Department PH 03 9287 1739.  This course is WorkSafe Vic approved under s67 of the OHS Act 2004.

A one day update for HSRs with a focus on consultation and issue resolution

Cost [paid by your employer]:   NUW member or other affiliated union $300   Non members $600
DatesLocations
22 March 2018
Docklands
24 May 2018
Docklands
19 June 2018
Docklands
09 August 2018
Docklands
11 October 2018
Docklands
06 December 2018
Docklands

Return to Work [Injury Support]

VIC
Training

This 1 day course is for Delegates & HSRs to help in providing advice and support for injured members in the workplace. If you deal with a lot of WorkCover related questions or issues, then this course is for you

DatesLocations
07 June 2018
Docklands
22 November 2018
Docklands

Special Events

VIC
DatesLocations
Monday 24 September 2018 – NUW Annual Picnic Day
Moonee Valley Racecourse