Working with Unions Superannuation

Unions play a distinct role advocating for workers’ interests. Everything a union does is for the benefit of its members and working people, but to win real change, unions must maintain a high standard for corporate governance and accountability.

About this course:

This is a foundational course designed specifically for staff in the profit-to-member superannuation and finance sectors that enhances participants’ understanding of how industry funds, Australian unions and their members are working together.

Working with Unions: Superannuation also gives participants a grounding in Australian union history, the values that underpin unionism  and issues facing the movement today.

Suitable for staff of all levels in the profit-to-member superannuation and finance sectors.

This course is offered in two-half days training via zoom.

Course Fees

If you are an ACTU Superannuation Program Partner or a Super Grad, you are entitled to unlimited complimentary registrations for the online Working with Unions Superannuation course.  If you work for a fund that is not part of our program there will be a cost to attend this online course.


Course Audience:

Profit-to-members superannuation & finance sector staff

Course Delivery:

2 days via zoom

Course Cost:

$240 (incld GST)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Upcoming Training Dates

Online via zoom (Class times are in AEDT)

Course start: 14/10/2022 1:00 pm

Course end: 14/10/2022 5:00 pm

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Online via zoom (Class times are in AEDT)

Course start: 10/11/2022 1:00 pm

Course end: 10/11/2022 5:00 pm

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Learning Outcomes:

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

  • explain the role unions played in establishing both universal superannuation and industry super funds,

  • identify entitlements that unions historically fought for and won for workers,

  • identify the key industrial instruments that impact workers’ entitlements,

  • broadly describe the profile of a union member,

  • confidently liaise with union officials and identify how they can work with unions to optimise retirement outcomes of members,

  • recognise that engagement with unions value adds through access to a commercial distribution channel,

  • describe the role of workers’ capital in providing secure jobs for workers and the infrastructure to grow a strong economy,

  • identify the role public policy and campaigns play in delivering better outcomes for workers (universality, adequacy, and equity), and;

  • advocate for union membership within their own funds.