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 Workplace Rep Training 

This training is open to all current Workplace Reps (WPRs) as well as those interested in becoming WPRs. Even if you aren't willing to formalise your role as a WPR at the moment but consider yourself an activist in your workplace, you are welcome to attend.

The training will be a mix of online and in-person sessions from Monday 17 July to Thursday 20 July including opportunities to collaborate, network and socialise with union colleagues across the five branches of the WA Division.

Being very aware of the workload stresses members face all sessions are only one to two hours in duration.

Please register for all of the sessions of interest to you through the links below.

For any questions regarding any aspect of this training, please contact the Division Office:

Introduction to being an NTEU Workplace Rep (Online)

Monday 17 July OR Wednesday 19 July (1 hour): 10:00am - 11:00am AWST (12noon - 1:00pm AEST)

Please note that Wednesday's session is a repeat of Monday's and registrants only need to attend one of the offered sessions.
This session will:

  • introduce the role, rights and responsibilities of an NTEU Workplace Rep (WPR);

  • encourage reps to identify the current knowledge and strengths they can contribute to union work and the knowledge and strengths they wish to further develop; and

  • consider how Workplace Reps can help develop and sustain a Workplace Reps network.

Although focused on new and prospective Workplace Reps, all Branch Elected Officers are encouraged to attend.

The Practice of being an NTEU Workplace Rep (in person/F2F) 

Thursday 20 July 10:00am - 12noon (2 hours) following by Networking Lunch (12noon - 1:00pm)
This session will cover some of the activities of workplace reps and will focus on the practice of encouraging colleagues to join the union.

Some of these activities include:

  • How to have a recruitment conversation

  • Mapping the workplace

  • Accompanying members to meetings with management

  • Encouraging active membership

  • Helping to run meetings and NTEU events

  • Identifying organic leaders

  • Dealing with enquiries


All Workplace Reps, Activists and Branch Elected officers should attend this session.

Branch Committee Induction (in person/F2F)

Tuesday 18 July2:30pm - 4:30pm (2 hours)

Location: TBC but options include Murdoch University or WA Division Office
This session introduces Branch Elected Officers to their role and covers the duties and responsibilities of Branch Committees (supporting and informing members, working with staff and workplace reps, becoming involved in bargaining and implementing enterprise agreements) as well as the duties and responsibilities of Branch Elected Officers (to be union leaders who support, mentor and inform workplace reps and also act as workplace reps themselves).

Although focused on new and incoming Branch Elected Officers, all Branch Elected Officers are encouraged to attend.

For any questions regarding any aspect of this training, please contact the Division Office:


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country on which we live and work, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge that this land was stolen, that a treaty or agreement for use of these lands is yet to be negotiated, and that a process of truth-telling is long overdue. As a union, NTEU commits to walking in solidarity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their struggles for justice, reparations and compensation.

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Authorised by Dr Catherine Moore, Division Secretary
National Tertiary Education Union WA Division, Level 3/27 Railway Road, Subiaco WA 6008

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