About this course:
About this course
This course is intended for Educators who are conducting Union Governance training for Branch Committees of Management.
The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 requires that union officers who hold financial decision-making responsibilities (including elected officials, finance staff and members of committees of management) undertake Fair Work Commission-approved training in financial governance within six months of their appointment.
This course will qualify you to deliver the ACTU Union Governance Course for union officials. You will learn how to apply adult learning principles to deliver the course in a relevant and engaging way and build your own skills as an Educator. You will also acquire the skills and knowledge to demonstrate leadership and model the values of good Union Governance.
Your Train the Trainer certification is valid for two years, and you will need to attend the refresher course every two years. See below for 2024 dates and enrolment for Refresher courses.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain their role and responsibilities in delivering the Union Governance course
- Use adult learning principles to deliver the course
- Assess participants’ understanding of the content
- Answer questions or refer participants to additional information, to improve their understanding of Union Governance
- Demonstrate leadership in the application of values and principles of Union Governance in their union
Role and Responsibilities
Reviews the connection between the compliance elements of the Union Governance course and union values. Introduces the Spiral Model of Education as a basis for adult learning.
Familiarises participants with the content of the Union Governance course which has already been completed. Draws out the key learnings for Branch Committee of Management members in each session.
Assists participants in identifying some of the key barriers to Branch Committee of Management Members acting on their training and discusses how to address these barriers.
Provides clarity on the administrative processes attached to this compliance-based course.
This course draws on participants’ work and life experiences, using a range of methodologies.
2 x 4 hour online sessions
Union Governance: Train the Trainer
21 – 22 May | 1:00pm to 5:00pm (both days) – ENROL HERE
9 – 10 October | 1:00pm to 5:00pm (both days) – ENROL HERE
Union Governance: Train the Trainer REFRESHER
Note: Refresher training must be completed every two years. Only those who have completed the Union Governance: Train the Trainer course may enrol in a Refresher.
23 May | 10:00am to 12:00pm – ENROL HERE
23 May | 2:00pm to 4:00pm – ENROL HERE
8 October | 10:00am to 4:00pm – ENROL HERE
8 October | 2:00pm to 4:00pm – ENROL HERE