The rules of each registered organisation must require all officers whose duties relate to financial management to undertake approved training within 6 months of taking office (see s.154D, Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009).
The requirement includes officers elected or appointed following casual vacancies. The training must cover each of the officer’s financial duties, and be approved by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission.
This page lists details of training courses approved by the Delegate of the General Manager and training provider contact details.
An organisation seeking to have training approved should send an outline of proposed training material to the Commission at email@example.com.
When preparing training material, an organisation should have regard to the list of topics that it is expected that the training will cover. See overview of expected training content (PDF).
The Commission will review the material to make sure it covers the topics outlined in the Overview of expected training content (PDF), including that it contains an evaluation component.
The organisation will be advised of the outcome of the review and (if required) invited to make additions or alterations and submit a revised copy of the training material.
Once the final material is reviewed, it will be forwarded to the Delegate of the General Manager for formal approval. A formal approval letter will be issued by the Delegate and sent to the organisation.
Details of the training package and the name of the provider will be published on the Commission's website. Approved training material ranges in duration from a full day to a day and a half, and this appears to be the timeframe required in order to cover the range of topics appropriately.
Please lodge all training material by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the information in this table needs to be updated please contact us at email@example.com.
|Approved training material||Provider||Contact person||Contact details|
|AHAWA Governance and Financial Training||Australian Hotels Association (WA Branch)||Mr Bradley Woods||(08) 9321 7701
|APTIA Governance and Financial Training Package||Australian Public Transport Industrial Association||Mr Ian MacDonald||(02) 6247 5900
|Handbook for Councillors of the Australian Industry Group||Australian Industry Group (for provision to Ai Group Councillors only. Not for external parties)||Ms Jenifer Leuba||(03) 9867 0174
|The Australian Workers' Union Professional Training Program Financial Duties of Officers||Australian Workers' Union||General enquiries||(02) 8005 3333
|In-Boardroom: Governance and Finance for Registered Organisations||Australian Institute of Company Directors||Various||AICD state-based contacts|
|ACTU s.154C Training—Union Governance||Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)||Organising Centre Enquiries||(03) 9664 7360
|Governance of Registered Organisations||Weston Woodley & Robertson Chartered Accountants||Mr Dennis Robertson||(02) 9264 9144 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Governance and Financial Accountability for Registered Organisations||Local Government New South Wales||Ms Sarah Artist||(02) 9242 4182 email@example.com|
|Australian Hotels Association Financial Management Training||Australian Hotels Association (for provision to AHA officers only. Not for external parties)||Mr Stephen Ferguson||(02) 6273 4007
|Governance and Finance Training for Registered Organisations||Dickson Wohlsen Pty Ltd, trading as CTA Training||Mr Tom Streater||(07) 3878 9355
|The Registered Organisation Training Act for Organisations and Boards||Vibe Public Relations Consultancy||Ms Anne Andrews||0400 021 679
|Training Course for Registered Organisations - Governance and Finance||Western Australian Shire Councils, Municipal Road Boards, Health Boards, Parks, Cemeteries and Racecourse, Public Authorities, Water Boards Union||Mr Andrew Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MTAQ Registered Organisation Governance Course||Motor Trades Association of Queensland Industrial Organisation of Employers||Mr Paul Murrayemail@example.com|