Organising for Safer Workplaces

Workers have a fundamental right to be safe at work. Organisers and officials have a role to play in ensuring employers provide safe workplaces, and understand why they adopt effective safety structures and processes.

About this course:

Workers have a fundamental right to be safe at work. Organisers and officials have a role to play in ensuring employers provide safe workplaces, and understand why they adopt effective safety structures and processes.

Whether you are an Organiser or an Official, this course will bolster your knowledge of Work Health and Safety legislative and policy frameworks, as well as practical skills to better communicate, organise and provide leadership on Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues in Australian workplaces.

Build your understanding of how unions have traditionally organised around WHS issues, and how legislation can assist both in establishing health and safety structures, and informing workplace decision-making processes, in consultation with workers and employers.

Course Audience:

Organisers

Course Delivery:

2 days (in person or via zoom)

Course Cost:

$320.00 via zoom or $429.00 in person (GST inclusive)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Develop an understanding of the main WH&S frameworks operating in Australia;
  • Knowledge of how Unions have traditionally organised and built worker collective power around WH&S issues;
  • Review recent successful WH&S organising campaigns to identify what worked and why; and
  • Demonstrate how legislation can assist in establishing unionised health and safety structures and decision – making processes at work.

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