Professional Development Opportunities
Find out what professional development opportunities are available in August through external training providers.
Listed below are a number of professional development programs and networking events available 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 Erin Ryan on extension 2151.
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
SPLASH units are master's level units and may be used as credit towards a Master of Theological Studies or a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies. Interested participants may also audit (not for credit, no assessment) these units for their personal interest. They are delivered in intensive mode and are available nationally via video conference. Upcoming units include: Celebrating Liturgy Today: Exploring the Ritual Enactment of Faith.
Want to learn more about Christian faith in an educated and accessible way? Interested in exploring theology but aren't able to commit to a degree? The Short Course program is just the thing! Suitable for parishioners, teachers, youth groups, university staff and students, and the general public. Explore the heart of Christianity and consider questions important to faith in a relaxed group setting. Our short courses enable you to learn from ACU's leading theology and philosophy scholars.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
- having an ‘open for business’, achievement oriented mindset;
- the imperative of hiring people who know how to fend for themselves in tough times;
- understanding who has the money and how we can get it;
- building income sources through fostering strategic relationships;
- monitoring and staying the course;
- and the importance of really understanding context and knowing how to facilitate and coach your staff to realise efficiencies and improvement.
This two day course covers a range of practical strategies to assist School Managers to be resilient and successful in achieving their wide ranging responsibilities. The first day examines the scope of the position the common challenges presented by different line reporting relationships. The first day focuses strongly of different techniques for working in high workload situations, whilst still maintaining motivation and job satisfaction. There are opportunities to exchange tips and approaches, as well as discuss how research about resilience can assist work practices. Vocational values and types are used to assess and maintain personal energy and motivation, and career progression.
LH Martin Institute
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
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
Online training library
Provided by Lynda.com
ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos at http://lynda.acu.edu.au/.
To browse the whole 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.
Page last updated: 2017-06-27
Short url: https://staff.acu.edu.au/764728