The Swim Instructors Association encourages all of our Delegates and HSRs to attend union training to share knowledge and develop important skills that will assist you in your roles.
We believe an informed representative base in the workplace is the key to strengthening the union as a whole.
What the Australian Workers Union offers:
HSR Initial OHS Training Course (Victorian WorkSafe Authority Approved)
HSR Refresher OHS Training Course (Victorian WorkSafe Authority Approved)
Delegates Stage One, Two, Advanced Courses and Delegate 1 Day Refreshers
Annual General Meeting for all Delegate and HSRs to provide important industrial & safety updates
EEO & Anti Bullying
Heat Stress training
In addition to the above training courses, the SIA can organise site specific training for your group of members to introduce health and safety information, establishment of formalised OHS processes, and information sessions about your employee entitlements under your award or enterprise agreement. This can be conducted online, at the union office or onsite. For further information email .
The AWU Training department is committed to providing our SIA Delegates and HSRs with the tools needed to fulfil their roles to the best of their ability. Delegate and HSR training is available throughout the year.
Our team provides experience and support in both Delegate and OHS Training and are available for further assistance if required.
For more information on all courses available, or if you have any training related questions, please contact the Training Department on (03) 8327 0888 or email to make a booking. Training is held in our West Melbourne office at 685 Spencer Street unless otherwise specified.
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Delegates 1: Foundations of an Active Union – 3 Day Course
This Course is designed to educate a delegate with a strong base of knowledge about their role and how to actively perform it.
Delegates 2 and Advanced Delegates: Building a Strong Union – 2 Day Course
This course follows on from Delegates 1 and further develops the participants’ skills and knowledge.
Delegates Refresher – 1 Day Course
This course is a yearly refresher course, designed to provide senior delegates an opportunity to revise and further develop their skills. The course will include updates on changes throughout the year to legislation and EEO and is the next stage for all who have completed their Advanced Delegates Training
2020 HSR Initial OHS Training Course
The AWU is a WorkSafe Approved Training Provider for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs). We offer the following approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course
HSR Initial OHS Training Course – Cost $1000 per person (payable by employer)
This introductory OHS course has been approved by WorkSafe Victoria. The HSR Initial OHS Training Course is 5 days and provides HSRs with the basic skills and information to represent members in matters relating to OHS.
Under Section 67 (3)(c) of the Victorian OHS Act 2004, elected HSRs are entitled to attend an approved training course chosen by the HSR in consultation with their employer
The AWU encourage all HSRs to attend training delivered by their union.
2020 HSR Refresher OHS Training Course
The AWU is a WorkSafe Approved Training Provider for Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s). We offer the following courses for HSRs
HSR Refresher OHS Training Course – Cost $450 per person (payable by employer)
The Victorian OHS Act also entitles elected HSRs to attend Annual OHS Refresher training. These courses, subject to WorkSafe approval, are modular based and will provide HSRs with the opportunity to revise current OHS knowledge and further develop skills in the identification and control of hazards in the workplace. All Reps are encouraged to attend this course each year after attending their Initial 5 Day Training.
Under Section 67 (3)(c) of the Victorian OHS Act 2004, elected HSRs are entitled to attend an approved training course with the provider of their choice in consultation with their employer and we encourage all AWU HSRs to attend training delivered by their union.