Professional development opportunities in June

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Professional development opportunities

Listed below are a number of professional development programs which are offered by ACU or are available through external providers across the tertiary education sector.

Staff are encouraged to review learning opportunities and to liaise with their supervisor if they are interested in participating. You can register through the links provided. If you have any questions, please contact Capabilities and Development at

Study Support

The University supports staff learning and eligible staff can apply for Study Support for a nationally-recognised award course of study from a public or private provider (subject to eligibility criteria). For more information on Study Support visit the HR website.


Australian Catholic University

ACU offers a number professional development programs for staff, run by in-house trainers. There is no cost for attendance for these programs, and all interested continuing and fixed-term staff are encouraged to register.

Performance Review and Planning (PRP) for Professional Staff

Video conference: 1 June

Register now for Performance Review and Planning (PRP) Lunchbox sessions for Professional Staff and Supervisors of Professional Staff

Research Performance Review and Plan (RPRP) Lunchbox Session

Video conference: 1 June

Register now for Research Performance Review and Plan (RPRP) Video Conference
  • 3 June
  • 4 June
  • 19 August
  • 20 August
North Sydney:
  • 21 October
  • 22 October
Register now for the weekend course - SPSS Data Input without Tears

Introduction to DISC: profiling for Team Communication
Video conference: 6 June
The DISC Profile is the most widely used behavioural model in the world. Effective and productive teams need a mixture of different behavioural types, each person being in a position to make a real contribution; given their unique strengths, knowledge, skills and experience.

Leave Management for Staff
Video conference: 8 June
Register now for the upcoming lunchbox session - Leave Management for Staff

Leave Management for Supervisors
Video Conference: 8 June
Register now for the upcoming lunchbox session - Leave Management for Staff

Introduction to Presenting
  • 21 June
  • 6 July
  • 29 June
  • 22 June
North Sydney:
  • 14 June
  • 16 June
What does a good presentation involve? This course will take staff through how to present information, including, verbal, non-verabl, enagaging an audience and the use of multimedia tools.

Accessing iThenticate, uploading files and interpreting reports

Video Conference: 20 June

Register now for the the upcoming Video Conference : Accessing iThenticate, uploading files and interpreting reports.


External professional development opportunities

The following programs are run by external providers across the tertiary sector.

Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)

Writing for Digital Platforms
Writing an online forum, intranet, internet or even a blog or Facebook page? Brush up on the best ways to capture an online audience.
2 June - Sydney

Institutional Policy Seminar
This seminar is an opportunity for policy practitioners across the sector to explore best practice, and to discuss practical development and implementation issues.
9 June - Sydney

This breakfast seminar will cover legal constraints on institutions and the rights of employees and students: when an institution's reputation is on the line, is partial compliance the best option?
13 June - Perth

The critical thinking and problem solving short course provides you with the skills you need to make decisions that are aligned to business goals. The course considers a range of models and techniques and provides practical guidance on how to implement them in your workplace.
13 June - Brisbane

Managing a Flexible Working Environment
A workshop for managers committed to embracing and maximizing changing workforce dynamics.
16 June - Melbourne

Emotional Intelligence
We are very pleased to be bringing back one of our most popular programs - Emotional Intelligence
21 June - Melbourne

Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)
AHEIA provides practical, relevant training to our members.
Workplace Relations Practitioner (2 days)
June 13 - 14 - Brisbane
Advanced Workplace Relations Practioner ( 2 x half days)
June 7 - 8 - Sydney
People Behaving Badly (1 day)
August 10 - Sydney
August 29 - Canberra
September 13 - Perth
October 5 - Melbourne
October 10 - Adelaide
October 18 - Brisbane

Online Training Library

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ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos at You can watch individual videos from Lynda without completing a whole course. To browse the library, log in using your ACU staff username and password. Interactive exercise sheets are also available to some topics so you can practise your new skills.

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