For some union officials, engaging with media is part of the day-to-day. Fronting the media doesn’t always come naturally, but thankfully it’s a skill that can be taught and intentionally practised.
The Lead Organiser Development Program aims to build the skills of organisers who supervise other organising staff. Refine your planning skills and explore various systemic models of supervision and management.
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.
This course builds on the skills introduced in our Core skills for Delegates. As a workplace delegate, you will often play the role of problem solver, and at times need to step in to negotiate productive outcomes at the workplace level.
Economics for Unionists provides a grounding in the fundamentals of economic theory and policy from a unionist’s perspective. Enhance your understanding of major economic concepts and arguments, theories of labour in the economy, and alternative approaches to economic policy.
Are you an experienced workplace representative seeking to build your leadership capacity? This course is all about providing a space for emerging union leaders and delegates to refine their skills.
This course is all about exploring pragmatic ways to build worker voices in global supply chains. You will have the opportunity to extend your understanding of how global supply chains operate, including the gaps and weaknesses in existing regulatory frameworks – contextualised within the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of modern slavery and human rights due diligence legislation.
Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders have an important role to play in unions, with a range of powers in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.
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.
In the face of falling union density and the pressures of everyday organising, it often feels like we are treading water when it comes to union growth. Every union member has a vital role to play, which is why it’s so important for organisers to take the time to transfer their knowledge, confidence and skills to union members.