Expression of Interest - IRSV Advocacy Course


About the course
The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria is pleased to announce that its popular Advocacy Training Program will run again in July and August 2019.
The program is a skill-based program directed at advocacy skills for appearances in Fair Work Commission. The program is a great opportunity for new advocates looking to learn and obtain practical experience and experienced advocates seeking to refresh their skills. The IRSV Course is presented by Chris O'Grady QC and AO Brian Lacy, Barrister and former Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

The 2019 course will commence on 17 July 2019. Advance registrations will be offered to members of the Society and, where there are further spots available, opened up to non-members. If you would like to have the opportunity to register for the course as part of the advance offering you are, of course, welcome to join as a member. Details on how to join are available at our website here:

Please note that the submission of an expression of interest is not a firm registration, and registrations are not necessary offered on a "first come first served" basis.  To ensure a diverse and representative group of participants, the Society will offer registration to an equal number of proposed registrants from management, unions, government services, and professions.  Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received.

All preliminary lectures and workshops must be attended, and participants will be required to prepare for workshops outside of the scheduled lecture times.  There will be no refund once the program has commenced.

PRICING - All fees are in AUD

Members  -  $1,260.00 inc GST 
Non Members  -  $1,575.00 inc GST
Costs include course material, catering and refreshments

Wednesday 17 July from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Introduction and Training
Victoria University | 295 Queen Street | Melbourne VIC 3000

Wednesday 24 July  from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Training Session
Victoria University | 295 Queen Street | Melbourne VIC 3000 
Saturday 27 July from 9.00am - 4.30pm, Mock Hearing Session
Fair Work Commission | 11 Exhibition Street | Melbourne VIC 3000
Saturday 3 August  from 9.00am - 4.30pm, Mock Hearing Session
Fair Work Commission | 11 Exhibition Street | Melbourne VIC 3000
Wednesday 7 August  from 6.00 - 9.00pm, Feedback Session & Cocktail Function
Fair Work Commission | 11 Exhibition Street | Melbourne VIC 3000

Please fill in the form below to show your expression of interest. Or contact me at or on (03) 9614 7545 if you have further questions about the advocacy course or about joining the Society as a member.

Helen McLean

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