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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

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Training Dates:

Click HERE to download 2017 DELEGATES training calendar / enrolment form
Click HERE to download 2017 HSRs training calendar / enrolment form
Click HERE to download 2017 IWD Training Day Flyer / enrolment form

Click HERE to download 2017 HSR's conference / enrolement from

DatesLocations

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

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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
15, 16 March & 04, 05 April [4 day course]
Docklands
02, 03 & 30, 31 May [4 day course]
Docklands
06, 07 & 27, 28 June [4 day course]
Docklands
04, 05 & 25, 26 July [4 day course]
Docklands
01, 02 & 29, 30 August [4 day course]
Docklands
05, 06 September & 03, 04 October [4 day course]
Docklands
19, 20 September & 10, 11 October [4 day course]
Dandenong
14, 15 & 28, 29 November [4 day course]
Docklands

2017 Delegates Conference Training Days

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Training
DatesLocations
08 May – Morwell Region Conference
Morwell
09 May – Colac Region Conference
Colac
11 May – Wodonga Region Conference
Wodonga
12 May – Echuca Region Conference
Echuca
18 October – Statewide Delegates Conference [incorporating Fluro Community Campaign]
Etihad Stadium

HSR Initial Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses

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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
11, 12, 13 April & 16, 17 May [5 day course]
Docklands
25, 26, 27 July & 15, 16 August [5 day course]
Docklands
12, 13, 14 September & 04, 05 October [5 day course]
Docklands
21, 22, 23 November & 05, 06 December [5 day course]
Docklands

HSR Refresher Occupational Health & Safety – Consultation & Issue Resolution Training Courses

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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
21 March
Docklands
23 May
Docklands
20 June
Docklands
08 August
Rutherglen
17 August
Docklands
19 September
Docklands
07 December
Docklands

Return to Work [Injury Support]

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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
08 June
Docklands
16 November
Docklands

2017 Special Events

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DatesLocations
09 March – International Women’s Training Day
Moved to Trades Hall Carlton
25 September – NUW Annual Picnic Day
Moonee Valley Racecourse