Climate Action for Unionists


Climate change is a workplace issue. It affects us all. This course is all about providing you practical strategies to both climate-proof your workplace – in alignment with WHS legislation – and to take a more active role in climate change campaigns, particularly campaigns for a just energy transition.

About this course:


Climate change is a workplace issue. It affects us all. This course is all about providing you practical strategies to both climate-proof your workplace – in alignment with WHS legislation – and to take a more active role in climate change campaigns, particularly campaigns for a just energy transition.

This course’s four modules cover the science behind climate change, policy solutions, why climate change matters for workers, and how workers and unionists can become agents in climate change campaigns.

Develop an industrial toolkit that, when integrated with WHS legislation and organising strategies, will help you climate-proof your workplace.

Course Audience:

Union Officials, Organisers, Delegates and Health and Safety Representatives

Course Delivery:

2 days via zoom or 1 day in person

Course Cost:

$110 (incld. GST)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Upcoming Training Dates

Online via zoom (class times are in AEST)

Course start: 01/09/2022 1:00 pm

Course end: 02/09/2022 5:00 pm

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Learning Outcomes:


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why action on climate is urgent and why workers need to be involved in education and action around climate change.
  • Identify the impact climate change is already having on workplaces and how unions have responded to date.
  • Identify the opportunities and risks around energy transition.
  • Frame climate change as a critical issue for unionists and confidently address workers’ fears and doubts so climate messaging is consistent across the movement.
  • Integrate WHS and industrial strategies into organising and campaigning around climate change at work.