ACTU Organising Works Program

Organising Works - Training new Organisers in the skills of organising and recruitment.
(Information on this page was last updated 07.02.2014)

Utilising new and innovative approaches to organising, OW assists unions throughout the movement to develop trained and competent organisers, capable of delivering effective and sustained campaigns.  The  program incorporates the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Unionism and Industrial Relations (BSB41807) qualification.
OW has one intake per year, commencing in each participating state in February, and concluding early December.
Unions were invited to submit Expressions of Interest in the 2014 Program during October 2013.
Following this process, the 2014 program will run in New South Wales commencing Monday 3rd February.
Unions from other states may wish to have their participants join the NSW or VIC groups.

Cost:  $4,150.00 per participant, payable by the union.  This fee covers:
- All tuition and administration costs: $3000 ($250 per course) GST free.
- Travel, accommodation and meals at the Residential Course: $1,150 GST inclusive.

Participants:  Participants are new organisers employed by a union.  In general, we recommend they have less than 4 years experience as an organiser.  To complete the enrolment process, all participants must:
1.  Be nominated by their union on the OW Union Expression of Interest.
2.  Complete an OW Participant Application.
NB: Minimum numbers required for the program to run in each state is 8.  Places are limited to 16.
NB: ACTU Organising Centre may decline a participant nomination if the participant is deemed not suitable for the program.

Contacts:  To discuss the OW 2014 Program, contact:
- Samantha Bond.  ACTU Organising Centre Director.  Ph: 03 9664 7233
- Sarah Gardner:  NSW Educator. Ph: 02 8268 9716

Download program and qualification details, forms and 2014 course timetables below.

2014 Participants & Mentors may access assessment documents here
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