Union Governance: Train the Trainer

This course will qualify you to deliver the ACTU Union Governance Course for union officials.



Intended Audience

Specialist Staff

Delivery Mode



 2 x 4 hours




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.


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.

Union Governance

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.

Power Analysis

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.

Delivery Style

This course draws on participants’ work and life experiences, using a range of methodologies. 


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Course Enrolment

Refresher (Online)

8 October | 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Refresher (Online)

8 October | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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9 – 10 October | 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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