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Candidate School

Get organised! Get elected!

Be the change you want to see in the world. Enter Candidate School 2024.

We’re identifying leaders in our workplaces, and providing them with the training and resources they need to get elected;

• to government and corporate boards
• to local government
• and more

Click the Apply Now button at the buttom of this page to get started.

For further information contact the campaigns team at Trades Hall


Launch day    

 Saturday July 13     Full day at VTHC
Training day 2 Saturday July 20  Half-day online
Training day 3  Saturday July 27   Half-day online
Training day 4    Saturday August 3  Half-day online
Graduation day  Saturday August 10    Full day at VTHC
  1. The mechanics of government and political decision-making
  2. Council policy and impacts
  3. Messaging and framing
  4. Social media and fundraising
  5. Persuasive conversations
  6. Writing a candidate statement / speech
  7. Field campaign tactics, kitchen table conversations and barnstorms