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, Sydney and Townsville.

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       7 $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 27  $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

 AudienceJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeesDuration
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 (CDAC)
Program 169 EL2 employees (individuals cannot self-nominate)    28-30   11     3 day centre, 2 hour feedback and 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            5-6 $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

Please note: 2018 program deliveries  will be scheduled once the 2018 Parliamentary sitting schedule is released.

Strengthens critical management skills required of executives in the APS.

Program Target audienceJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Fees^Duration
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
EL leadership programs Target audienceJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Fees^Duration
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 17
EL 2 employees (including acting)     4-5
(Workshop One)
4-6
(Workshop Two)
1
(Workshop Three)
  $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 18
EL 2 employees (including acting)       29-30 (Workshop One. Note: Workshops Two and Three 2018   $5000 6 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Program 18
EL 2 employees (including acting)      16-18
(Workshop One)
15-16
(Workshop Two)
7
(Workshop Three)
$5000 6 days over 3 months

Senior Executive leadership programs

SES development programs Target audienceSeptOctNovDecFees^Duration
SES Leadership connections
SES Orientation Program
Program 34 New and transitioning SES Band 1 employees (with less than 12 months experience including acting) 19-21
(Workshop One)
25
(Networking One)
23
(Networking Two)
8
(Workshop Two)
4 days spanning 4 months $3,500
Program 35   4-6
(Workshop One)
2
(Networking One)
12
(Networking Two)
(Workshop Two 2018 TBC)
Program 36     4-6
(Workshop One)
(Networking One and Networking Two 2018 TBC)
SES Band 1 Leadership
Program 21 SES Band 1 employees (including acting at this level)   23-24
(Individual Coaching Two)
   $10,900 8 days spanning 6 months
Program 22   9-10
(Workshop Two)
20-21
(Workshop Three)
11-12
(Individual Coaching Two)
Program 23   26-27
(Individual Orientation)
5-8
(Workshop One residential)
14-15
(Individual Coaching One)
(Workshop Two and Three and Individual Coaching 2018 TBC)
SES Band 2 Leadership
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

^  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.