ACTU Organising Works Program
The Organising Works (OW) program, delivered by the ACTU Organising Centre, aims to train union organisers in the skills of organising and recruitment.
The program is delivered as a combination of supervised work experience, and nationally accredited, structured training. Participants are employed as Organisers by a Union to gain on-the-job skills, strategies and knowledge required to work effectively as a union organiser. Participants have reduced work commitments to allow them to also attend regular training sessions conducted by the ACTU Organising Centre. This training covers a broad range of topics, including: effective communication techniques; recruitment and development of activists; effective organising and planning; understanding the IR system; negotiations and bargaining; recruitment skills; time management; problem solving; and using OH&S as an organising tool.
The Organising Works program incorporates the nationally accredited qualification BSB41807 Certificate IV in Unionism and Industrial Relations, and participants submit formal assessment tasks to achieve competency in ten (10) Units of Competency.
The Organising Works program has one intake per year. The program commences in each participating state in February, and concludes by late November of the same year.
ACTU Organising Centre will deliver the program in 2013 in:
Download further information about OW 2013 below.
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
2013 PARTICIPANTS & MENTORS MAY DOWNLOAD WORKBOOKS & ASSESSMENT PROJECTS BELOW