Organising Works

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Organising Works 2015 Residential

 

Expressions of Interest are now open for 2018!

Organising Works 2016-17 participants are now able to be assessed. Information for current participants and mentors is available on the course page.  

Individuals not currently employed in a union who would like to be considered for the program, are encouraged to submit their resume to orgcentre@actu.org.au

Program Aims

Organising Works gives participants real hands-on training in each of the key components of organising. It trains them in the best of traditional practice, as well as introducing them to innovative, and modern methods of organising, helping them learn to:

  • Develop and implement an organising plan;
  • Empower and communicate with workers;
  • Promote union values, principles and policies;
  • Promote equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all workers;
  • Participate in the bargaining process;
  • Provide advice to union members; 
  • Undertake negotiations; and
  • Organise for safer workplaces. 

Delivery

The program is suitable for organisers with less than 4 years experience. Participants must be employed by a union as an organiser for entry into the program

  • Formal, structured training conducted by ACTU Organising Centre, comprising 10 courses over 14 months.
  • On-the-job experience, guided by mentors, allowing participants to gain the skills, strategies and knowledge required to work effectively as a union organiser.

All participating unions agree to the OrgWorks Memorandum of Understanding:

  1. Provide a supportive environment in which the participant can focus on organising.
  2. Provide a mentor who has adequate time to be actively involved in on-the-job training and supervision.
  3. Develop an organising plan for the participant to identify priority organising targets.   

2018 Course Dates

CourseNSW datesVIC datesQLD datesWA dates
Mentor Induction 13 February 5 February 13  February 9 February
Participant induction 14 - 15 February 6 - 7 February 14 - 15 February 15 - 16 February
1:  History and Values 27 February - 2 March 27 February - 2 March 27 February - 2 March 6 - 9 March
2. Organising and Planning 26 - 29 March 26 - 29 March 26 - 29 March 10 - 13 April
3. Conversations 1 - 3 May 1 - 3 May 1 - 3 May 9 - 11 May
4. Workplace Leaders 29 - 31 May 29 - 31 May 29 - 31 May 6 - 8 June
5. Workplace Structures and Actions 26 - 27 June 26 - 27 June 26 - 27 June 25 - 27 July
6. Communications 7 - 9 August 1 - 3 August 7 - 9 August 22 - 24 August
7. Diversity 4 - 6 September 28 - 30 August 4 - 6 September 19 - 21 September

8. Campaigning (Residential)

Arrival at venue on 7th October

8 - 12 October 8 - 12 October 8 - 12 October 8 - 12 October
9. Bargaining and Grievance Organising 7 - 9 November 7 - 9 November 7 - 9 November 7 - 9 November
10. Organising for Work Health and Safety 27 - 28 November 20 - 21 November 29 - 30 November 27 - 28 November
Course Review 11 - 12 December 11 - 12 December 11 - 12 December 13 - 14 December

Assessment

Interested participants have the option to complete an assessment process at the completion of training, enabling them to formally achieve the 10157NAT Certificate IV in Unionism and Industrial Relations qualification.

 

 

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 4141) ACTU Organising Centre offers accredited qualifications, providing quality training & assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015. Certificates are issued in accordance with Australian Qualifications Framework requirements.
Read our 2015 Quality Indicator Report, showing satisfaction ratings and feedback from previous participants.