Employment relations education

A union may allocate paid employment relations education (ERE) leave so members can attend approved courses in employment relations.

Only approved courses can be used for ERE leave purposes. Applications for course approval can be made throughout the year, by any individual, group or organisation that wishes to provide ERE.

Employment relations education leave

Employment relations education (ERE) is aimed at improving relationships between unions, employees and employers by increasing understanding of employment relations, and the duty of good faith.

Criteria used to assess employment relations education course approval

Guidance on critical success factors and the criteria used to assess whether an ERE course will be approved.

Employment relations education approved courses

Employment relations education (ERE) leave can only be used for courses which have been approved by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety.

Page last revised: 08 May 2024

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