National learning and development calendars

Last updated: 14 Dec 2017

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*For more information about options for delivery, please contact one of our learning consultants.

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

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Building relationships and engagement APS-EL    19  30  $675 1 day workshop
Conflict resolution APS 3-6     13   $697 1 day workshop
Dealing with change APS-EL     23   $325 1/2 day workshop & e-learning
Engaging stakeholders APS-EL    26-27   6-7 $1325 2 day workshop
EA & SES: A partnership in performance SES/EAs    2  4  $325 1/2 day workshop
Working with diversity APS-EL     27   $325 1/2 day workshop & e-learning
Working in teams APS-EL      1  $675 1 day workshop

Communication

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Compelling communication APS-EL     9-10   $1325 2 day workshop & e-learning
Editing and proofreading APS 4-EL 2    5  17  $675 1 day workshop
Effective workplace reading APS-EL     30   $675 1 day workshop
Essential writing for APS 1-4 levels APS 1-4  6   23  8 $675 1 day workshop
Essential writing for APS 5-6 levels APS 5-6   7 1 27 10 15 $675 1 day workshop
Essential writing for executive levels EL   22  24  7 $675 1 day workshop
Grammar and punctuation APS 1-6    22  31  $675 1 day workshop
How to write high impact speeches APS 4-EL 2     30   $675 1 day workshop
Influencing, negotiation and persuasion APS 3-6   22   7 12 $675 1 day workshop
Influencing, negotiation and persuasion for executive levels EL    5 23   $675 1 day workshop
Minute taking skills APS 1-6   6  17  12 $675 1 day workshop
Plain English APS 1-6    19  1  $675 1 day workshop
Practical tips for briefing the executive APS 6-EL2     4  15 $325 1/2 day workshop
Presentation skills APS-EL    21  21  $675 1 day workshop
Professional representational skills APS 4-EL 2      1  $675 1 day workshop
Report writing in the APS APS 5-EL 1    15   6 $675 1 day workshop

Decision-making and advice

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
APS decision-making APS-EL      22  $675 1 day workshop
Improving analytical and critical reasoning APS-EL   21-22  16-17 26-27 $1325 2 day workshop
Basic research skills TBC        TBC TBC
Communicating data to effectively brief decision makers TBC        TBC TBC
Using statistics TBC        TBC TBC
Briefing and responding to APS decision-makers, ministers, and parliament APS 5-EL2     9   $675 1 day workshop

Strategy and innovation

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Creative thinking at work   APS 6-EL 2      8-9  $1325 2 day workshop      
Strategic thinking APS 4-6   12  10  1 $675 1 day workshop

Working effectively

AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Developing project management expertise APS 4-6   13-14  11-12  18-19 $1325 2 day workshop
Effective time management APS 3-EL 1    23    $675 1 day workshop
Procurement essentials and contract managementAPS-EL  22 18 (recall) $9751 day workshop & 1/2 day recall
Providing effective secretariat support EL 1-2     4   $675 1 day workshop
Structuring work APS 3-6    20-21  2 (recall)  $1625 2 day workshop & 1/2 day recall
The professional executive assistant APS 5-EL 1   23   24  $675 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the APS 5 level APS 4-5      29  $675 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the APS 6 level APS 5-6    14  30  $675 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the EL 1 level APS 6-EL 1   27 15  31 21 $675 1 day workshop
Working effectively at the EL 2 level EL 1-2   28    20 $675 1 day workshop

Professional public service

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
How we work in the APS
APS ethics and values APS-EL     6   $325 1/2 day workshop
APS frameworks APS-EL     24   $675 1 day workshop & e-learning
Working with government
Appearing before parliamentary committees EL 2-SES      14  $675 1 day workshop
Producing a quality cabinet submission APS 5-SES   27 13 19 18 15 $675 1 day workshop
Working with the minister APS 5-EL 2     13   $325 1/2 day workshop
Policy
Policy formulation and advice: introduction APS 5-6   20-21  16-17  20-21 $1325 2 day workshop
Policy formulation and advice: advanced APS 5-6      14-15  $1325 2 day workshop
Policy implementation EL       13-14 $1325 2 day workshop
Producing new policy proposals APS 5-SES Band 1        TBC TBC
Finance
Financial management and budgeting EL 2-SES      25  $675 1 day  workshop
Financial management: introduction APS 5-6     12   $675 1 day workshop
Financial management: advanced APS 5-6       7 $675 1 day workshop
Financial skills: introduction APS 1-4    28    $675 1 day workshop
Financial skills: advanced APS 1-4      24  $675 1 day workshop
Regulation
Introduction to better practice regulation APS-EL      10-11  $1325 2 day workshop & e-learning
Regulatory practitioners and managers APS 6-EL 2       4-5 $1325 2 day workshop
Service provision
Delivering quality service APS-EL 1     30   $325 1/2 day workshop

Building your career

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
How to apply for a job in the Australian Public Service (APS levels) APS 1-6    23   21   $675 1 day workshop
How to apply for a job in the Australian Public Service (executive levels) APS 6-EL     19   5 $675 1 day workshop
Practical tips for being successful at interview (APS levels) APS 1-6 31    26  29 $325 1/2 day workshop
Practical tips for being successful at interview (executive levels) APS 6 - EL 2 22    5    $325 1/2 day workshop
Winning that SES job ** EL 2        TBC 1 day workshop
Writing a winning APS job application (APS levels) APS 1-6 16    11   $325 1/2 day workshop
Writing a winning APS job application (executive levels) APS 6 - EL 2 22    27   $325 1/2 day workshop
Career Development Assessment Centre (CDAC)
Program 170 EL2 employees (individuals cannot self-nominate)

Assessment centre: 14-16 May 2018

Feedback session: 17-18 May 2018

Recall day: 4 July 2018

$12,500 3 day centre, 2.5 hour feedback and 1 recall day
Program 171 EL2 employees (individuals cannot self-nominate)

Assessment centre: 24-26 September 2018

Feedback session: 27-28 September 2018

Recall day: 15 November 2018

$12,500 3 day centre, 2.5 hour feedback and 1 recall day

** Not held at APSC

Management

 AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Building and leading high performing teams APS-EL   19   29  $675 1 day workshop
Coaching and developing others Managers    7-8   18-19 $1325 2 day workshop & e-learning
Conflict resolution for managers EL      2-3  $1347 2 day workshop
EL 1 leading and managing small teams EL 1    19-21   25-27 $2820 3 day workshop
EL 1 masterclass EL 1      7-9  $2820 3 day workshop
Getting the most out of diversity APS-EL       22 $675 1 day workshop & e-learning
How to provide performance feedback APS 6-EL 2      25  $325 1/2 day workshop
Leading successful projects EL     19-20   $1325 2 day workshop
Management in action APS 5-EL 2    6-8  14-16  $1975 3 day workshop
Mentoring others APS 6-EL 2    23  10  $675 1 day workshop
Performance management APS-EL           21-22  $1325 2 day workshop & e-learning
Planning and managing change APS-EL           4-5 $1325 2 day workshop
Strategic leadership EL 1-2    28   28 $675 1 day workshop

HR, L&D specialists and selection panels

AudienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFeesDuration
Facilitating adult learning TBC        TBC TBC
Getting that selection right APS 4-EL 2     12   $675 1 day workshop
Harassment Contact Officer refresher APS-EL      11  $675 1 day workshop
Harassment Contact Officer: training APS-EL     17-18   $1325 2 day workshop

EL 2/SES management short courses

Program Target audienceJanFebMarAprMayJun Fees^Duration
Appearing before parliamentary committees EL 2 - SES      14  $675 1 day workshop 
EA & SES: A partnership in performance SES/EAs    2  4  $325 1 day workshop 
Producing a quality cabinet submission APS 5-SES Band 1    27 13 19 18 15 $675 1 day workshop
EL leadership programs Target audienceJanFebMarAprMayJun Fees^Duration
EL Women in Leadership - Program 2EL  2826-28 

9-10

29-30

27-28$5,0008.5 days over 6 months
EL 1 leading and managing small teams EL 1    19-21   25-27 $2,820 3 day workshop
EL 1 masterclass EL 1      7-9  $2,820 3 day workshop
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 19
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)   13-14 11-13 14   $5,500 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 20
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)     10-1115-17   $5,500 6 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Program 21
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)    8-96-8$5,5006 days over 3 months
EL 2 Leadership in Practice
Sydney - Program 2
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)     19-20$5,5006 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Program 19
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level) 19-2120-21 7 $5,5006 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Program 20
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)    1-35-6$5,5006 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Program 21
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)       12-14 $5,500 6 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Sydney - Program 2
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)    22-2421-22$5,5006 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion
Brisbane - Program 1
EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)    29-31 $5,5006 days over 3 months
EL2 Leadership Expansion - Interstate (TBC)EL 2 (incl. acting at this level)     26-28$5,5006 days over 3 months
SES development programs Target audienceJanFebMarAprMayJunFees^Duration
SES Orientation Program
Program 37 New and transitioning SES Band 1 employees (with less than 12 months experience including acting)   21-23 15 19   1 $4,000 4.5 days spanning 4 months
Program 38     4-6

10

31

 
Program 39      16-18 13
Program 40       12-14
SES Band 1 Leadership
Program 24 SES Band 1 employees (incl. acting at this level)    1-2 8-11 9-10 14-15 $14,000 8 days spanning 6 months
Program 25     26-27   3-6
Program 26       7-8
SES Band 2 Leadership
Program 8

SES Band 2 (incl. acting at this level)

   13-14 6 13-18 14-15 $16,500 12 days spanning 6 months
Program 9      1-2 1
SES Band 3 Leadership
Program 3

SES Band 3 (incl. acting at this level)

Individual Orientation sessions will commence 16-17 July 2018. To register your interest, please contact the Leadership Team on 02 6202 3765 or leadership@apsc.gov.au.

       $16,500 10 days spanning 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.