National learning and development calendars

Last updated: 04 Oct 2016

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For programs located outside the ACT

The APSC is committed to providing mixed agency learning workshops in state and regional areas. There are a number of programs scheduled for delivery in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Traralgon.

Please follow the links below for dates of the workshops.

Working with people

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Building relationships and engagement APS 3-6    7    2   $595 1 day workshop
Conflict resolution APS 3-6      25    $617 1 day workshop
Dealing with change APS-EL      4    $295 1/2 day workshop & e-learning
Engaging stakeholders APS-EL 8-9    11-12   15-16   $1165 2 day workshop
EA & SES: A partnership in performance SES/EAs   7     23   295 1/2 day workshop
Working with diversity APS-EL      13    $295 1/2 day workshop & e-learning
Working in teams APS-EL     22     $595 1 day workshop

Communication

Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Compelling communication APS-EL      19-20    $1165 2 day workshop & e-learning
Editing and proofreading APS 4-EL 2   3    31   8 $595 1 day workshop
Effective    workplace reading APS-EL     18     595 1 day workshop
Essential writing for APS 1-4 levels APS 1-4    9   9    $595 1 day workshop
Essential writing for APS 5-6 levels APS 5-6 20, 26 10 24 26 23 24 4 $595 1 day workshop
Essential writing for executive levels EL 27   28   24   5 $595 1 day workshop
Grammar and punctuation APS 1-6 19    18    6 $595 1 day workshop
How to write high impact speeches APS 4-EL 2      27    $595 1 day workshop
Influencing, negotiation and persuasion APS 3-6 16   21   13   4 $595 1 day workshop
Influencing, negotiation and persuasion for executive levels EL   10    27    $595 1 day workshop
Minute taking skills APS 1-6   19     3   $595 1 day workshop
Plain English APS 1-6      30    $595 1 day workshop
Practical tips for briefing the executive APS 6-EL2      16    $295 1/2 day workshop
Presentation skills APS-EL 6   14    22   $595 1 day workshop
Professional representational skills APS 4-EL 2      25    $595 1 day workshop
Report writing in the APS APS 5-EL 1 7   10    6   $595 1 day workshop

Decision-making and advice

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
APS decision-making APS-EL     11     $595 1 day workshop
Improving analytical and critical reasoning APS-EL 15-16 17-18     7-8   $1165 2 day workshop
Basic research skills TBC       TBCTBC
Communicating data to effectively brief decision makers TBC       TBCTBC
Using statistics TBC       TBCTBC
Briefing and responding to APS decision-makers, ministers, and parliament APS 5-EL2   6     3   $595 1 day workshop

Strategy and innovation

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Creative thinking at work   APS 6-EL 2    21-22    9-10   $1165 2 day workshop      
Strategic thinking APS 4-6 2 3    31    $595 1 day workshop

Working effectively

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Developing project management expertise APS 4-6   20-21   5-6   13-14   $1165 2 day workshop
Effective time management APS 3-EL 1      6    $595 1 day workshop
Providing effective secretariat support EL 1-2      23    $595 1 day workshop
Run meetings that work TBC       TBCTBC
Structuring work APS 3-6    14-15   10 (recall)    $1295 2 day workshop & 1/2 day recall
The professional executive assistant APS 5-EL 1   14     20   $595 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the APS 5 level APS 4-5     13   21   $595 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the APS 6 level APS 5-6 13   30 14   22   $595 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the EL 1 level APS 6-EL 1 14   31 27   28   $595 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the EL 2 level EL 1-2 15    28   29   $595 1 day workshop

Professional public service

Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
How we work in the APS
APS ethics and values APS-EL    29     $295 1/2 day workshop
APS frameworks APS-EL     26    $595 1 day workshop & e-learning
Working with government
Appearing before parliamentary committees EL 2-SES 28     30    $595 1 day workshop
Producing a quality cabinet submission APS 5-SES  25 22 14 26 6 6 $595 1 day workshop
Working with the minister APS 5-EL 2      17    $295 1/2 day workshop
Policy
Policy formulation and advice: introduction APS 5-6   12-13    19-20   4-5 $1165 2 day workshop
Policy formulation and advice: advanced APS 5-6      30-31    $1165 2 day workshop
Policy implementation EL 20-21      9-10   $1165 2 day workshop
Producing new policy proposals APS 5-SES Band 1        TBCTBC
Finance
Financial    management and budgeting EL 2-SES       9   595 1 day  workshop
Financial    management: introduction APS 5-6     12     595 1 day workshop
Financial    management: advanced APS 5-6       13   595 1 day workshop
Financial    skills: introduction APS 1-4     18     595 1 day workshop
Financial    skills: advanced APS 1-4      13    595 1 day workshop
Regulation
Introduction to better practice regulation APS-EL     11-12    $1165 2 day workshop & e-learning
Regulatory practitioners and managers APS 6-EL 2       1-2   $1165 2 day workshop
Service provision
Delivering quality service APS-EL 1         $295 1/2 day workshop

Building your career

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
How to apply for a job in the Australian Public Service (APS levels) APS 1-6   14    27   5 $595 1 day workshop
How to apply for a job in the Australian Public Service (executive levels) APS 6-EL     19   21   $595 1 day workshop
Practical tips for being successful at interview (APS levels) APS 1-6       17   $295 1/2 day workshop
Practical tips for being successful at interview (executive levels) EL 1       10   $295 1/2 day workshop
Winning that SES job ** EL 2 27     10   $2300 1 day workshop
Career Development Assessment Centre
Program 168EL 2 24-26 1    3 day centre, 2 hr feedback & 1 recall day
Program 169EL 2  28-30 11   3 day centre, 2 hr feedback & 1 recall day

** Not held at APSC

Management

Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Building and leading high performing teams APS-EL   11     20   $595 1 day workshop
Coaching and developing others Managers 22-23    28-29     $1165 2 day workshop & e-learning
Conflict resolution for managers EL      19-20    $1187 2 day workshop
EL 1 leading and managing small teams EL 1     4-6    $2820 3 day workshop
EL 1 masterclass EL 1       27-29   $2820 3 day workshop
Getting the most out of diversity APS-EL 13      3   $595 1 day workshop & e-learning
How to provide performance feedback APS 6-EL 2       24   $295 1/2 day workshop
Leading successful projects EL       7-8   $1165 2 day workshop
Management in action APS 5-EL 2     26-28    $1695 3 day workshop
Mentoring others APS 6-EL 2       13   $595 1 day workshop
Performance management APS-EL           16-17    $1165 2 day workshop & e-learning
Planning and managing change APS-EL           11-12    $1165 2 day workshop
Procurement essentials and contract management APS-EL      26    21   17 (recall)   $875 1 day workshop & 1/2 day recall
Strategic leadership EL 1-2 5 21     6   $595 1 day workshop

HR, L&D specialists and selection panels

  Audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees Duration
Facilitating adult learning TBC       TBCTBC
Getting that selection right APS 4-EL 2      24    $595 1 day workshop
Harassment Contact Officer refresher APS-EL      3    $595 1 day workshop
Harassment Contact Officer: training APS-EL     26-27     $1165 2 day workshop

EL 2/SES management short courses

Strengthens critical management skills required of executives in the APS.

Program Target audience Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Fees^ Duration
Strategic planning EL2-SES    TBC      $1,165 2 day workshop
Planning & managing change SES      TBC    $1,165 2 day workshop
Building capacity through coaching SES        TBC $1,165 2 day workshop
Appearing before parliamentary committees EL 2 - SES 28    30   $595 1 day workshop 
EA & SES: A partnership in performance SES/EAs  7   23  $295 1 day workshop 
Producing a quality cabinet submission APS 5-SES Band 1    22 26 6 $595 1 day workshop
Executive level leadership programs Target audienceJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Fees^Duration
EL Leadership Connections EL 1-2 (including acting at this level) 28         3 hours
EL 1 leading and managing small teams EL 1 5-7        $2820 3 day workshop
EL 1 masterclass EL 1 21-23        $2820 3 day workshop
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 14
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)   4-6 10      $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 15
EL 2 (Including acting at this level) 20-21 31 July-2 Aug 7     $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 16
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)   11-12 14-16 15     $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 17
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)    4-54-61  $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 18
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)      29-30 (Workshops 2 & 3 TBC)  $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL Leadership in Practice
Brisbane
EL 1-2 (Including acting at this level) Program commenced
To register your interest in future programs in this location please contact leadership@apsc.gov.au
$5000 6 days over 3 months
EL Leadership in Practice Postponed
Melbourne
EL 1-2 (Including acting at this level)         $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL Leadership in Practice
Hobart
EL 1-2 (Including acting at this level) Program commenced
To register your interest in future programs in this location please contact leadership@apsc.gov.au
$5000 6 days over 3 months
EL Leadership in Practice
Sydney
EL 1-2 (Including acting at this level)   18-19 21-23 22     $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership Expansion
Program 16
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)   26-28 16-17 11     $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Program 18
EL 2 (Including acting at this level)      16-18 15-16 7 $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL  Leadership Expansion
Sydney
EL 1-2 (Including acting at this level) Program commenced
To register your interest in future programs in this location please contact leadership@apsc.gov.au
$5000 6 days over 3 months
Women in leadership EL1-2 (including acting at this level) Program commenced
To register your interest in future programs of this nature please contact leadership@apsc.gov.au 
$5000 8 days over 6 months

Senior Executive leadership programs

Senior Executive development programs Target audienceSeptOctNovDecFees^Duration
SES Leadership connections
SES Orientation Program
Program 33 Currently transitioning SES Band 1 (with less than 12 months exp. incl. acting) 20
(Networking workshop 1)
26
(Networking workshop 2)
24
(Workshop 2)
  $3,500 4 days spanning 4 months
Program 34 19-21
(Workshop 1)
25
(Networking workshop 1)
23
(Networking workshop 2)
8
(Workshop 2)
Program 35   4-6
(Workshop 1)
2
(Networking workshop 1)
12
(Networking workshop 2)
(Module 2 TBC 2018)
Program 36     4-6
(Workshop 1)
(Networking 1,2 and workshop 2 TBC 2018)
SES Band 1 Leadership Development
Program 21 SES Band 1 (incl. acting at this level)   23-24
(Individual coaching)
   $10,900 8 days spanning 6 months
Program 22   9-10
(Workshop 2)
20-21
(Workshop 3)
11-12
(Individual coaching)
Program 23   26-27
(Individual orientation)
5-8
(Workshop 1 residential)
14-15
(Individual coaching)
(Workshops 2, 3 and individual coaching TBC 2018)
SES Band 2 Leadership Development
Program 7 SES Band 2 (incl. acting at this level) 17-22
(Workshop 2 residential)
9-10
(Individual coaching)
5-10
(Workshop 3)
11-12
(Individual coaching)
(Recall day TBC 2018)
$16,500 12 days spanning 6 months
Program 8    20-21
(Individual orientation)
13
(Remaining workshops - TBC 2018)
SES Band 3 Leadership Development
  SES Band 3 (incl. acting at this level)      $16,500 9.5 days over 12 Months

^  Fees are shown exclusive of GST.  Please see http://www.apsc.gov.au/learn-and-develop/find-and-register-for-a-program/terms-and-conditionsfor information on fees and GST.