What you need to do

After you apply for a CFMEU course, you will receive a letter advising you of the next available course, including the dates and venue.

If you are available and are still interested in doing the course, you must contact the training unit and confirm your attendance. You must then complete and sign an enrolment and release form. There are a number of questions on the enrolment form regarding your personal details as well as employment and education and training background.

The National Training Authority requires this information for its statistical data collection. All information that you provide on this form is treated confidentially.

Fees Policy

If you are a member of Incolink, your course fees are covered. If you are not a member of Incolink, your employer will be invoiced when you complete the course. If you are not a member of Incolink and you are self-employed, you will be invoiced personally upon completion of the course.

Course Information

General information about your course is contained on this website.  If you have specific enquiries about your course, contact the Training Unit and speak to the relevant teacher/trainer. 

Access and Equity

The CFMEU provides language, literacy and numeracy support, and has access to counsellors and support services through Incolink. Talk to your teacher/trainer if you require access to these services. You can request a copy of the CFMEU's Access and Equity policy.

Assessment Arrangements

Most courses at the CFMEU will involve assessment. If you have any concerns about being assessed, talk to your teacher/trainer. Support is available for you during assessment if you have language, literacy, numeracy or other special needs.

Appeals and Grievance Procedures

You have a right to appeal assessment results if you believe that you have been treated unfairly. You also have access to a grievance procedure if you believe that you have been treated unfavourably during any aspect of the training.

For further information please refer to our Complaints, Grievances and Appeals Policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have partly or fully completed a course that is relevant to the training you wish to enrol in, or you believe that you have the skills and experience equivalent to the competencies required in the training, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). You can complete an RPL application form, and your teacher/trainer will advise you of the outcome of this process.

Credit Transfer

The CFMEU is a registered training organisation (RTO), and, as such, recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Mutual recognition is available for any courses listed on the scope of registration of the CFMEU. If you have completed any units of a course at another training organisation, you may be eligible for credit transfer. You can complete a credit transfer application form, and your teacher/trainer will advise you of the outcome of this process.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support

The CFMEU conducts learning needs assessments in order to determine if learners require additional support with language, literacy and numeracy (LL&N). Should you have LL&N barriers, the CFMEU has specialist teachers who can provide additional LL&N support to help you achieve competency in your chosen course.

Disciplinary Procedures

The CFMEU expects that all students participating in education and training treat each other and the teacher/trainer with dignity so that teaching and learning can occur.  This may be displayed by being inclusive of everyone, listening to each other, treating each other with respect free of sexist, racist, homophobic or other discriminatory attitudes.  The CFMEU also expects students to attend class punctually and regularly, with all the materials required to participate effectively in class activities.

Should the teacher/trainer believe that a student's conduct is not meeting expectations of the Training Unit, the teacher/trainer may deem that disciplinary action is required. The CFMEU follows the disciplinary procedure contained in the rules of the Union. You can request a copy of this procedure.

Please note that training packages are subject to constant review. This means the information on this website will change. Please check current information when you enrol in a course.