Delegates and committee members are ASU members like you who are leaders in their workplaces and our union.

They have voluntarily taken on the responsibility to support their fellow union members to make our workplaces better.

Our delegates are supported by our union and fellow union members. By standing together, we can achieve better pay, conditions and workplaces for everyone.

An ASU delegate is one of the most important positions in our union, keeping our members informed and united around common goals. Delegates provide direct feedback to the union on issues occurring in our workplaces.

Workplace delegates receive training in communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills so that they can be confident in handling any situation. Delegates are supported with training to build up these skills at their own pace, and depending on the workplace, this may be on paid time by your employer (check your agreement, or talk to an organiser to confirm your situation).

Being an ASU delegate involves:

  • Ongoing training to improve your skills and knowledge;
  • Assisting members with employment related questions;
  • Talking to management to resolve workplace issues with support and advice from our union;
  • Promoting our union with new employees and non-union members to keep our workplaces strong, and
  • Updating members on agreement negotiations and assisting in preparing members claims.

Our 2024 Delegate training schedule is now available
  • Tuesday 20 February: Level 1 Introductory Delegates Training
  • Thursday 28 March: Level 2 Industrial 101 Training
  • Tuesday 14 May: Level 3 Advanced Delegates Training
  • Wednesday 26 June: Level 1 Introductory Delegates Training
  • Thursday 29 August: Level 2 Industrial 101 Training
  • Wednesday 23 October: Level 1 Introductory Delegates Training

Register or express your interest online here.

Registrations for the ASU 2024 HSR Initial and Refresser Training are now open:

2024 HSR Initial 5 Day Training :

  • March 18 – 22
  • June 11 – 13 (Part A)
  • July 2 – 3 (Part B)
  • September 2 – 6
  • November 12 - 14 (Part A)
  • December 3 – 4 (Part B)

2024 HSR Refresher 1 Day Training :

  • Jan 17
  • March 26
  • June 25
  • October 24

Register online here.

Find out more: 

  • Do you want to become or find your local delegate, or simply learn more? Speak to your union organiser, or contact us here.

It's important to be a part of the union because there's strength in numbers."
Harvey, ASU member and delegate

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