Course Details

This course caters to officials who need to present matters to the Fair Work Commission or other industrial tribunals. The course lays out a step-by-step approach to re­searching and presenting a submission.

Advocacy identifies the areas in which Fair Work Commission can arbitrate, and those matters that an advocate can choose to take to the Magistrates Court, both State and Federal.

The course provides practical instruction in all stages of preparing and presenting a mat­ter for hearing before an industrial tribunal and culminates in a mock arbitration hearing before a member of the Fair Work Commission.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the areas in which Fair Work Commission can arbitrate;

  • Identify matters that can be taken to the State and Federal Magistrates Courts;

  • Identify the elements and structure of a contested case;

  • Identify the steps of a sound and thorough research process;

  • Apply a framework to identify information requirements;

  • Present material in a structured way during a case;

  • Strategically and effectively question a witness both in examination in chief and cross examination;

  • Build a coherent, consistent and convincing argument; and

  • Present a submission to a member of Fair Work Commission or other industrial tribu­nals.

Please ensure relevant approval has been granted by your union in accordance with its rules and elected official. The cost of the Advocacy course is $1,315.00 (GST inclusive).

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


Melbourne: 20 - 24 June 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (AEST)

Brisbane: 6 - 10 June 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (AEST)