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.
Scholarships are now available for eligible ACU staff to undertake the following course offered by a distance learning provider during 2016.
Attention all Professional Staff supervisors! Applications are now open for scholarships to undertake the Certificate IV Leadership and Management in 2016. Progress your career with a nationally recognised qualification designed to develop and improve the competencies of frontline managers and supervisors. Apply by 19 February.
ACU Faculties offer the following opportunities for staff on a fee-paying basis:
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne - Six start dates in 2016 The MBA (Executive) is designed for experienced managers and professionals who aspire to executive roles - critical and creative thinkers for whom ethical, informed and sustainable decision-making will define their management style. The course is designed to allow each unit to be taught intensively over the course of 24 weekends. Invest in your future and enhance your skills to progress your career. The Faculty of Law and Business is pleased to announce that all staff are eligible for a 10% discount. This discount is in addition to all benefits received through ACU. Learn more about the staff discount here.
National, Online Semester 1 2016 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.
Online, Semester 1 2016 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.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
This full day workshop focuses on a range of practical strategies for building resilience and maintaining motivation through major university library change processes. The first half looks at the range of ways that people respond to change, the implications of changes happening in tertiary libraries, the factors behind these reactions and a constructive change management check list.
*ATEM also has a number Priority Place Programs for a selection of on-demand events, to improve the flexibility and accessibility of courses. These events will run once a minimum number of attendees have registered. Please browse the 2016 ATEM program listings for more information.
ACU holds a corporate membership with ATEM which allows staff to attend programs at a reduced rate. When registering, indicate that you work for ACU and you will be entitled to the Affiliate rate.