PSA training for Service NSW members - Public Service Association

PSA training for Service NSW members

The PSA was advised that some members have been informed by their managers that they are not entitled to attend PSA training courses and only delegates can attend. This is not true.

All PSA members can attend PSA training courses and all members are entitled to 12 paid union training days every two years as special leave. This award entitlement can be found in the Service NSW (Salaries and Conditions) Employees Award 2021 in clause no 31.4.

31.4    Association (Trade Union) Activities regarded as Special Leave

The granting of special leave with pay will apply to the following activities undertaken by an Association delegate, as specified below:

Training Courses

(h)      Employees who are members of the Association will be granted special leave with pay up to twelve (12) working days in any period of two (2) years to attend training courses endorsed by the Association, Unions NSW or the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), subject to:

(i)       the operating requirements of the workplace permitting the grant of leave and the absence not requiring employment of relief staff;


(ii)      all travelling expenses being met by the Employee or the Association; and


(iii)     attendance being confirmed in writing by the Association or a nominated training provider.


Information on training, course descriptions and the timetable can be found here or you can send any questions to

If you are denied access to PSA training please contact us at 1300772679 or

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