AEU Reps training

This year, the AEU is providing a new one-day Reps Training course for members who are undertaking the important role of sub-branch reps in schools. This training is open to members who have taken on the role of Sub-Branch Rep, President, Secretary, Treasurer, ES Rep, WOW or Consultative Committee Rep.

The training provides AEU reps with a fantastic opportunity to meet other AEU reps, explore the key entitlements in the VGSA, and develop an understanding of the bargaining process. It is designed to support AEU reps to feel confident about growing and supporting their sub-branch.   

To give our reps the best opportunity to attend, this training will be offered face-to-face at the AEU Abbotsford building and in a variety of outer metro and regional locations. There will also be online only training opportunities. 

Schools members have access to trade union training leave which allows teachers and ES to attend up to five days of union training in any one year (or 10 days over two years). The AEU offers teacher/ES replacement costs where your workplace has employed a replacement (Casual Relief Teacher or ES casual) on the day you undertake the training. In addition to registering for the AEU training, you will need to undertake your workplace's internal professional development approval process.

Reps training

Click the links below to register for these events. Note, all sessions are held 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Term 3 2024

Term 4 2024

Online courses - open to all members

  • Improving your consultative arrangements - Tuesday 30 July, 4.00pm - 5.00pm (Schools Sector Only) | Register here
    Every year your sub-branch gets a chance to improve the consultative arrangements at your school by 1 September.
    Don't miss your chance to ensure your members have a real opportunity to have their voices heard on matters that affect their working lives.

Long term plan training


What is the Long Term Plan (LTP) and why is it important? What does it have to do with the AEU sub-branch and how does it connect to the consultation committee? The LTP is a document provided by the principal to all staff by the last Friday in November that outlines how the VGSA will be implemented within your school context in 2025.

This practical workshop will debunk the Long Term Plan, explain what it should contain, the role of the principal, sub-branch and consultation committee in the development of the plan, and will help you to understand what it might look like in your school.

This course will be beneficial for all members of the Consultation Committee and sub-branch executive. We encourage principals to attend with their AEU reps. Note, all sessions are held 9.00am – 4.00pm.


PLEASE NOTE: When registering for events, you will need to use the email address currently recorded on the AEU’s database. This may be your personal or former ‘edumail’ address. If you need to check or change your email address, please email [email protected] or phone us on 03 9417 2822.

Additional education support training options


Although education support staff share many common entitlements with their teacher and principal colleagues, there has a been a vast number of changes and improvements to education support entitlements. Join us as we break the complexities down and take a deep-dive into understanding ES entitlements.

These training sessions are designed to build on the knowledge of principals, consultative committee reps and sub-branch reps who may be teachers or education support AEU members.

Early childhood training


Early Childhood members are currently engaged in bargaining for the new VECTEA/EEEA Agreement. 

Early Childhood Activist Conference - Campaigning for a better VECTEA/EEEA

With the campaign for the next VECTEA and EEEA reaching a critical moment, this conference represents the opportunity for union activists to come together and commit to gaining the funding required. Any improvement to wages and conditions will need to be funded by the state government. Gaining that funding represents a key target in the campaign. 

The program will start with an overview of the progress so far. Our keynote speaker will then share an insider's perspective of how government decision-making really happens and how you can influence that process. Supported by AEU organisers, members will then work together and plan their local advocacy efforts. 

Register for the conference to make a difference in this campaign. Backfill costs from your employer will be covered by the AEU.

Core Skills for Early Childhood Activists

Do you want to build the strength of the AEU? Are you taking on an early childhood leadership role within the union? Do you want to create change locally?  This 1-day program is designed to give leading members what they need to operate within the AEU and show them how to create effective local structures. It aims to strengthen your skills and knowledge as an AEU activist and provide opportunity to plan union activity in your area.

Further links and resources are available below

For further enquiries please contact us – email [email protected] 

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