Industrial Foundations

Whether you’re an Official, Organiser or Industrial Officer, a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s industrial relations system will enhance your ability to deliver positive change on behalf of the workers you represent.

About this course:

Whether you’re an Official, Organiser or Industrial Officer, a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s industrial relations system will enhance your ability to deliver positive change on behalf of the workers you represent.

Learn about employment relationships in the context of the systems that govern how industrial laws are made, as well as how to read and understand legislation, and the role unions play in resolving workplace issues.

This course is offered in two blocks of three-day and one block of two-day training over three consecutive weeks via zoom.

Course Audience:

Officials, Organisers and Industrial Officers

Course Delivery:

8 days via zoom

Course Cost:

$450.00 (GST inclusive)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Upcoming Course Dates

Online via zoom (class times are in AEDT) - COURSE IS FULL

Course start: 22/11/2022 1:00 pm

Course end: 07/12/2022 5:00 pm

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Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the legal frameworks that govern industrial relations in Australia;
  • Be able to identify the opportunities provided by these laws to resolve grievances experienced by members;
  • Understand how the Australian industrial system has evolved over time and the forces that have driven such change;
  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the different categorisations of employment in Australia and the relevant trends in changing workforce and employment status;
  • Understand the principles of interpreting legislation, awards and agreements;
  • Understand basic principles of contract formation and applicability on the employment relationship, including understanding contract terms;
  • Differentiate between industrial and collective issues and understand processes to engage workers collectively in issue resolution;
  • Develop problem solving skills in order to utilise effective resolution approaches;
  • Understand components of industrial power and consider how power may be built through the issue resolution process;
  • Be able to link industrial and organising processes during issue resolution; and
  • Have honed the skills necessary to effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout industrial processes.

This course is delivered with the support of The Union Education Foundation (TUEF) and The Australian Government Productivity Education and Training (PET) Fund.