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Another Successful Session at the Basin for Union Activists

More than 20 delegates from every State and places as far flung as Darwin, Broome and Gladstone made the trek down to the MUA’s Training School at St Georges Basin to undertake an intensive three-day course to foster leadership skills. 

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Register now for MUA training in 2015

The MUA training calendar for 2015 is now available. Training courses are scheduled in all branches and major ports. Click here to register.

9-10 Feb, Brisbane, Delegates 1 ***FULLY BOOKED***

23-25 Feb, Delegates 1 & 2, Darwin.

11-12 March, Delegates 1, Melbourne.

12-13 March, Delegates 1, Port Adelaide.

17-18 March, Delegates 1, Sydney for combined NSW branches.

23-24 March, Delegates 1, Fremantle.

24-25 March, Delegates 1 & 2, Gladstone

25-26 March, Delegates 2, Fremantle.

28-29 April, Delegates 1 & 2, Townsville.

6-7 May, Delegates 1 & 2, Devonport.

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MUA delegates in SA sharpen their negotiation skills

A successful delegates training course was held in Adelaide this week, with 14 delegates representing all corners of the industry.

The level 2 course covered negotiation skills and public speaking - important skills for delegates taking a more active role representing members at work.

Participants included six members of the newly established SA Youth Committee.

 

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MUA Training in October and November

Register now for upcoming MUA training courses in Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane, Port Adelaide and St Georges Basin. 

There are courses to suit experienced delegates as well as new members stepping up for the first time.

Click here for a full list of training events.

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Successful delegate training at St Georges Basin this week

A successful Delegates 1 course was held at MUA training school at St Georges Basin this week. A mixture of seafarers, wharfies, ferry workers attended the course, which was held at the MUA's legendary training school St Georges Basin, on the south coast of NSW.

"What an awesome experience, to be able to learn more about our union with like minded industry people in a fantastic setting. The knowledge & know how of our trainers is mind blowing. Every member should attend." said one member who attended the course from Sydney Ferries.

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Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Members *NEW*

The MUA is launching a new dedicated three-day development program to equip our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates to play a vocal and active role in the representative structures of our union, and in the industry more broadly. The content and location of this program will be developed with the MUA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee and key ATSI leaders within our union. Contact your branch for more information.

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Seafarer Delegates course *NEW*

This new course is for seafaring members. It deals with the specific challenges and issues faced by delegates on board vessels. It is a national course, run at the MUA Training School in St Georges Basin, NSW. The training has been developed with experienced seafaring delegates and covers topics such as:

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Training for Women Delegates and Members

This initiative builds on the great work by the MUA Womens' Committee to give voice to the many women who work in every part of the industry. The aim of this program is to equip women delegates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to play an active role in the union, both at a local and national level. Contact your branch for more information.

Click here for a full list of upcoming training events.

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Level Three Delegates: Leadership Development Program

For experienced MUA delegates, workplace leaders and up-and-coming new delegates, this advanced course goes beyond the level 1 or 2 programs. The intensive 4 day workshop is held MUA's historic training school at St Georges Basin. Admission is by expression of interest. 

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Level Two Delegates

Once you are ready to step to the next level, our Level Two training - for delegates with 12 months or more experience - consolidates and extends skills covered in the Level 1 course.

Topics include: 

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