Approved governance training


The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the RO Act) requires all office holders whose duties relate to financial management to undertake approved training within 6 months of taking office.

The requirement includes office holders elected or appointed following casual vacancies. The training must cover each of the office holder’s financial duties, and be approved by the Registered Organisations Commissioner (the Commissioner).

Training packages

Training packages approved by the Commissioner appear in the list below. Providers of previously approved training have been contacted by the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) to review their training packages and submit to the Commissioner for approval. This web page will be updated with a list of  training providers as training packages are approved. 

Training materials review process

An organisation seeking to have training approved should send an outline of proposed training material to the Registered Organisations Commission (the ROC) at

When preparing training material, an organisation should have regard to the list of topics that it is expected that the training will cover. The ROC will review the material to make sure it covers the topics outlined in the Overview of expected training content (PDF 57.5KB), including that it contains an evaluation component.

The organisation will be advised of the outcome of the review and (if required) invited to make additions or alterations and submit a revised copy of the training material.

Once the final material is reviewed, it will be forwarded to the Commissioner for formal approval. A formal approval letter will be issued by the Commissioner and sent to the organisation.

Details of the training package and the name of the provider will be published on the ROC's website. Approved training material ranges in duration from a full day to a day and a half This appears to be the timeframe required in order to cover the range of topics appropriately.

Lodgment address

Please lodge all training material by email to

List of training packages approved by the Commissioner of the Registered Organisations Commission 

The following packages have been approved since 1 May 2017.

ACTU Union Governance Course

Provider: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

Contact: Mr Scott Connolly; (03) 9664 7335;

NUW Governance and Financial Management Training

Provider: National Union of Workers (NUW)

Contact: Mr Paul Richardson: (03) 9287 1850;

For internal NUW Officer Use Only 

AWU Professional Training Program

Provider: Australian Workers' Union (AWU)

Contact: (02) 8005 3333;

Governance of Registered Organisations

Provider: Weston Woodley & Robertson Chartered Accountants & Consultants

Contact: Mr Dennis Robertson; (02) 9264 9144;

Governance Training Package

Provider: Australian Hotels Association - Western Australian Branch

Contact: Mr Antony Vlahov; (08) 9321 7701;

For internal AHA(WA) Officer Use Only

Financial Training Package - AHA

Provider: Australian Hotels Association

Contact: Mr Stephen Ferguson; (02) 6273 4007;

For internal AHA Officer Use Only 

Ai Group Training Package 

Provider: Ai Group

Contact: Ms Jenifer Leuba; (03) 9867 0174;

For internal Ai Group Officer Use Only

Governance of Registered Organisations

Provider: Australian Hotels Association - Western Australian Branch

Contact: Mr Antony Vlahov; (08) 9321 7701;

For external use.

Governance Training

Provider: National Electrical Contractors Association - Western Australian Chapter

Contact: Mr Suresh Manickam; (02) 9439 8523;

Governance Online Training Course

Provider: Police Federation of Australia 

Contact: Mr Mark Burgess; (02) 6239 8900;

For internal PFA Officer Use Only 

RO Act Training

Provider: Local Government and Shires Association of NSW

Contact: Ms Donna Rygate; (02) 9242 4000;

For internal LGSANSW Officer Use Only