Only approved courses can be used for ERE purposes. Applications for course approval can be made by any individual, group or organisation that wishes to provide employment relations education, and courses submitted for approval will be accepted throughout the year.
A contestable fund is available to assist with the development and running of ERE courses. Applications to the fund will be asked for annually. This fund is only open to providers of ERE courses.
Calculating, allocating and taking ERE leave
The union calculates the amount of leave entitlement per employer and lets the employer know. The union allocates the leave to union members who apply to take ERE leave.
Employment relations education (ERE) leave can only be used for courses which have been approved by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety.
Using pre-approved courses
A union may apply to use a course which has already been approved for ERE use by another union.