Job Rep Foundations program | October 2020

Face-to-face program

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2020 Job Representative Foundations

What is the aim of the program?
The aim of our Foundations program is to provide Job Reps with the essential tools and knowledge to perform their role. Our Foundations program consists of an Online module, accompanied by a 1-day face-to-face training program. The combination of Online and face-to-face components has been designed to provide Job Reps with basic information about the ANMF Victorian Branch, the role and history of unions, and covers the fundamentals of the ANMF Job Representative role.

What does the program cover?
The program examines the structure and functions of the ANMF, unions and their role both historically and currently, as well as the role of the ANMF Job Rep.

Participants are provided with a variety of information, materials and resources to set in motion ANMF activity in their own workplace.

Length of program
Completion of the online module, approximately 1-2 hours
(The Online module is available via the ANMF member portal - direct link and instructions can be found here:


1-Day face-to-face training program

Who should attend?
All Job Reps are encouraged to attend this program, we suggest participants aim to attend a face-to-face program within 3 months of completing the Online module, or once every 3 years as a refresher.

Registering for the Foundations program
Foundations programs are run monthly in the metropolitan area. We also deliver this program in numerous regional areas throughout the year – please check our program schedule (released twice yearly) to find the location nearest to you.

Regional Reps: If no programs are scheduled in your area, you are welcome to attend a Melbourne program.

Costs: Travel, accommodation and catering
All Job Rep training is provided to you at no cost, in a friendly welcoming environment, and daily catering is provided complimentary to all training participants. Where eligible, and upon provision of the relevant receipts, ANMF will reimburse costs as follows:

Melbourne training programs:
 If your workplace is more than 70 kilometres from the Melbourne GPO, ANMF will reimburse the cost of a standard rail fare (metro or V-Line) or a petrol subsidy including road tolls and parking fees.

Regional training programs:
If your workplace is more than 20 kilometres from the regional venue, ANMF will reimburse the cost of standard public transport fares or a petrol subsidy.

 If your workplace is more than 70 kilometres from the program venue, upon your request the ANMF will organise and pay for accommodation the night before the training commences.

Paid Union Training Leave
Depending on the entitlements in the applicable enterprise agreement, Job Reps may be eligible to receive paid union training leave from their employer to attend these programs. If there is no entitlement and the employer will not provide paid training leave, Job Reps may be eligible to apply for an ANMF ‘loss of pay’ subsidy when taking leave without pay to attend.

Once registered, Job Reps will be provided with written confirmation, and a letter to be forwarded to their relevant NUM/MUM/Line Manager requesting leave to attend union training.

If you have any questions regarding Job Rep training, please contact the ANMF on (03) 92759333 or email