Unions apply for entry permits on behalf of a proposed permit holder. The proposed permit holder must complete training on their rights and responsibilities before we issue a permit.
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Training to hold a Fair Work entry permit
Right of entry training explains the rights and responsibilities of permit holders.
Before we can issue a permit, the proposed permit holder must complete appropriate training. Training completed with an organisation on the list below will usually be considered appropriate.
The permit application should include evidence such as:
- a certificate
- an attendance sheet
- an affidavit
- a declaration
- a letter.
The proposed permit holder's correct legal name must appear on the evidence of training. We may ask for more information if the names do not match.
Approved training providers
- Australian Council of Trade Unions
- Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union
- Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union
- Australian Workers’ Union
- Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union - Construction and General Division
- Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union - Manufacturing Division (formerly Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia)
- Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union - Mining and Energy Division
- IRIQ Law
- Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
- Queensland Council of Unions
- Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union
- Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association - Newcastle and Northern Branch
- United Workers’ Union (formerly National Union of Workers, United Voice - Queensland Branch and United Voice - Western Australian Branch)
- Unions NSW
When to do your training
We recommend permit holders complete new training before you apply (or re-apply) for a Fair Work entry permit. Otherwise we might consider the training out of date.
See Rule 51 of the Fair Work Commission Rules 2013 for more information.
Training to hold a WHS entry permit
Before we can issue a WHS entry permit, we must see that the proposed permit holder completed an approved training course. The training must be approved by Comcare. See the Comcare website for a list of approved training providers.
The proposed permit holder must obtain evidence that they did the training. You need to give us this evidence when you apply for a permit.