Professional Development Opportunities
Find out what professional development opportunities are available for staff in October.
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 Leadership & Competencies Development Facilitator, Clint Rahe on extension 2298.
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.
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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.
5S in the Office is a 5 step process aimed at reducing waste and optimising productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results.
A large number of Australian adults will suffer from some form of common mental problem. One in five women and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime. Therefore a friend, family member or work colleague may experience mental health difficulties at some stage in their life and will be in need of support. This presentation aims to raise awareness on common mental health issues and equip participants with strategies and tips for providing support to those close to us.
The Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process also gives academic staff clarity regarding how they make a contribution to ACU’s achievement of a culture of performance excellence through their role and the alignment of their performance objectives with the University’s strategic goals. Find out how to get the most out of your PRP conversation.
This information session assists supervisors to gain practical insights to how to manage the Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process and how to hold effective PRP conversations with their Academic staff members.
In addition, ACU Faculties offer the following opportunities for staff on a fee-paying basis:
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education is for teachers and other educational professionals who want to improve their tertiary teaching and gain formal qualifications in post-secondary education. The course allows teachers to reflect on current education theory and adult/tertiary student learning research from the perspective of their own teaching experiences. The emphasis is on improving student learning rather than on instructional methods.
This course is for teachers, administrators and others who want to develop professional knowledge and understanding in educational assessment. The course aims to produce experts and leaders in designing and evaluating assessment policies and practices based on foundational principles and research.
External Professional Development
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
LH Martin Institute
- the foundations of institutional research: its history, emergence as a profession, contexts of application, and the role it plays in institutional governance and management
- international developments, concepts and approaches: the emergence of benchmarks and rankings and the use of institutional classifications
- analytic resources: common tools, techniques and technologies
- common domains of analysis: student enrolments, progression and completion, programs of study, research activity, workforce planning.
Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)
This one day program will develop participants’ understanding of the disciplinary procedures which apply in the higher education sector. This program focuses on the unique characteristics of disciplinary processes in the higher education sector and provides practitioners with a ‘hands on’ guide to dealing with allegations of misconduct/serious misconduct.
- the history of university disciplinary procedures (‘Bryant Award’)
- an overview of the disciplinary process
- misconduct, serious misconduct and suspension
- preliminary/informal investigations
- drafting allegations
- preparing for the committee process
- independent investigations
- misconduct investigation committees.
This program delivered over 2 half days covers strategic industrial relations issues and case studies appropriate to senior practitioners.
Participants undertake a complex case study and attend a networking dinner as part of the program.
- termination of employment provisions - Fair Work Act 2009
- fixed-term employment
- dispute settlement
- workplace change
- adverse action.
This workshop provides frameworks for understanding, defining and managing difficult behaviour; including a range of approaches and techniques for dealing with specific behaviours in the workplace.
- difficult behaviours at work
- managing difficult behaviours
- assessment and management of specific behaviour
- building personal and organisational support
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