Union Governance

The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009  requires  union officers with financial decision-making responsibilities – including elected officials, finance staff and members of committees of management – to undertake Fair Work Commission-approved training in the area of financial governance within 6 months of their appointment.

About this course:

The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009  requires  union officers with financial decision-making responsibilities – including elected officials, finance staff and members of committees of management – to undertake Fair Work Commission-approved training in the area of financial governance within 6 months of their appointment.

This course will help you integrate union values into your union practice, as you develop practical skills in reading and understanding financial statements and reports, and explaining the purpose of auditors and the need to rotate registered practitioners.

You will explore the various facets of whistle blower protections, and be able to discuss the consequences of of failure to comply with the RO Act.

Upon completing the course, you will receive certificates demonstrating compliance with the requirements of the Act.

Course Audience:

Officials

Course Delivery:

On demand (several hours)

Course Cost:

$132.00 (GST inclusive)

Digital Badge:

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Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of good governance;
  • Explain the principles of good governance;
  • Define legal and technical requirements of their role;
  • Discuss their duties as Officers;
  • Read and understand financial statements and reports;
  • Discuss their obligations as Officers responsible for financial management;
  • Explain the purpose of auditors and the need to rotate registered practitioners;
  • Be aware of whistle blower protections;
  • Understand the powers of the ROC to investigate; and
  • Discuss the consequences of failure to comply with the RO Act.

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