Delegate Training


Together union delegate training

Each year Together conducts a number of training workshops for delegates.

These workshops cover the various elements of the role of an effective union delegate and ways in which you make a positive impact on your work site.

About the workshops

Together offers training to delegates and contacts in workplaces in order to support your union activities in the workplace.

Together delegates and activists are essential in building a stronger union and we know your time is precious so we want to offer you as much information and material as we can in these courses to assist you in building a stronger union.

Below is a summary of the 2014 courses on offer.

Every six months Together releases a schedule of upcoming courses. Workshops are rotated in terms of location, so even if a workshop isn't available in your area in the next few months, chances are it will be very soon.

To register for a course please email your contact details and the course you would like to attend to

View the 2014 Delegate Training schedule

Courses on offer

Member Education Session

This is a one day course designed for new Delegates or those members interested in finding out more about the role of a Delegate. The aim of this session is to examine how workplace relations works at the workplace and the role unions/workers play in building capacity to influence and achieve important outcomes for members, their profession and the wider community.

Delegate 101

Is a one day course designed for new Delegates who have recently taken up the role or for existing
Delegates who haven’t completed training for some time. This course covers the role of the Delegate and develops communication and problem solving skills for the workplace.

Workplace Meetings

Assisting Members and Consultative Committees is a one day course for representatives on workplace consultative forums or Delegates who would like to improve their skills in assisting individual members in the workplace. Topics covered in this course include, meeting skills, negotiation skills, where workplace rights come from and basic representation skills.

Training Leave Entitlements

If you are uncertain as to what your leave entitlements for training are, you should contact the Together office on 1800 177 244 or email:
If you do have access to leave it is important to note that this leave only applies if you attend the training. If you cannot attend training for some reason, for example illness, your Industrial Relations Education Leave does not stand and you will need to apply for sick leave instead.

Dietary requirements

We ask all participants to let us know of any special dietary requirements as lunch will be provided for you at our course. We will try to accommodate the needs for all participants however if we cannot we will notify you.

What to bring

When attending training we ask that you bring a notepad and pen if possible. Some courses contain a pre-course activity; where this is the case you will be sent details of this with your registration confirmation.

Otherwise we simply ask that you bring yourselves, any questions and your availability for the whole day (this is why you are on leave from work).

If participants have mobile phones we ask that you use break-times to return messages and that phones are turned off or on “silent” during training so that everyone can get the most out of the course.

If you have questions about delegate training please contact Together on 1800 177 244 or email .


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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