Foundations for Workplace Representatives (Level 1)

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This two-day course covers the foundational knowledge and skills for teachers elected by their colleagues to the honorary positions of school-based Federation Representative or Women’s Contact. Members of the school’s workplace committee are also eligible if space is available. 

Women’s Contacts are eligible to apply for this course OR the specific Foundations for Women’s Contacts course. 

Course content includes: 

  • Key industrial principles and rules governing the work of Federation Representatives 
  • Engaging in professional dialogue with colleagues and school leaders to build member unity 
  • Resolving workplace issues 
  • Running effective meetings 
  • The range of ways the Federation supports its members 
  • Engaging colleagues in Federation campaigns. 

Workplace representatives who have completed this training and followed up with their Organiser are encouraged to consider Level 2 training.