National learning and development calendars
Last updated: 04 Oct 2016
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All programs scheduled on our learning and development calendar will be held at the Centre for Leadership and Learning, Canberra.
Find the programs that are right for you:
- Foundation skills programs - Essential workplace skills relevant to all employees.
- Foundation skills enrichment programs - Further development of essential workplace skills.
- Core skills programs - APS-specific knowledge and skills essential to all employees.
- Core skills enrichment programs - Further development of APS-specific knowledge and skills.
- Management skills programs - Skills and knowledge needed as APS employees move to management and leadership roles.
- Management skills enrichment programs - Further development of skills and knowledge for managers and leaders.
- Career development and specialist programs - Skills and knowledge to help career advancement.
- State based learning and development programs - incorporating core skills
- Executive level leadership programs - Skills and knowledge for leaders.
- SES programs - Targeted development for the Senior Executive Service. More information on SES programs
- Graduate development - Skills and knowledge for those within the APS Graduate Development Program.
Essential workplace skills which are relevant to APS employees at all levels. These skills underpin core skills and management expertise and are essential for operating effectively in an organisation.
|Foundation skills programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|Building relationships and engagement||All levels||14||25||$595||1 day workshop|
|Compelling communication||All levels||5-6||$1165||2 day workshop & e-learning|
|Improving analytical and critical reasoning||All levels||20-21||15-16||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Structuring work||APS 3-6||14 - 15||4 (recall)||$1295||2 day workshop + 1/2 day recall|
Foundation skills enrichment
Further development of essential workplace skills.
|Foundation skills enrichment programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|Developing project management expertise||APS 4-6||8-9||18-19||11-12||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Editing and proofreading||APS 4-EL 2||6||17||$595||1 day workshop|
|Effective time management||APS 3-EL 1||11||$595||1 day workshop|
|Effective workplace reading||All levels||10||$595||1 day workshop|
|Essential writing: APS 1-4 levels||APS 1-4||10||22||$595||1 day workshop|
|Essential writing: APS 5-6 levels||APS 5-6||6||14||7||12||20||$595||1 day workshop|
|Essential writing for executive levels||EL||15||20||27||$595||1 day workshop|
|Grammar and punctuation||APS 1-6||29||19||$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||28||9||16||$595||1 day workshop|
|Presentation skills||All levels||16||6||$595||1 day workshop|
|Professional representational skills||APS 4-EL 2||8||$595||1 day workshop|
|Report writing in the APS||APS 5-EL 1||1||7||$595||1 day workshop|
Public sector-specific knowledge and skills essential to all employees.
|Core skills programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|APS decision making||All levels||12||$595||1 day workshop|
|APS ethics and values||All levels||6||$295||½ day workshop|
|APS frameworks||All levels||28||$595||1 day workshop & e-learning|
|Dealing with change||All levels||13||$295||½ day workshop & e-learning|
|Engaging stakeholders||All levels||16-17||8-9||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Introduction to better practice regulation||23-24||$1165||2 day workshop & e-learning|
|Procurement essentials and contract management||All levels||28||10 (recall)||$875||1 day workshop & ½ day recall|
|Regulatory practitioners and managers||APS 6-EL 2||8-9||$1165||2 day|
|Working in teams||All levels||5||$595||1 day workshop|
|Working with diversity||All levels||26||$295||½ day workshop & e-learning|
Core skills enrichment
Further development of APS-specific knowledge and skills.
|Core skills enrichment||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|Conflict resolution||APS 3-6||3||$617||1 day workshop|
|Creative thinking at work||APS6-EL2||16-17||29-30||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Financial skills: introduction||APS 1-4||15||$595||1 day workshop|
|Financial skills: advanced||APS 1-4||30||$595||1 day workshop|
|Policy formulation and advice: introduction||APS 5-6||13-14||29-30||10-11||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Policy formulation and advice: advanced||APS 5-6||27-28||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Strategic thinking and innovation||APS 4-6||23||1||$595||1 day workshop|
|Strategic leadership||EL 1-2||22||5||$595||1 day workshop|
Skills and knowledge needed as APS employees move to management and leadership roles.
|Management skills programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|Appearing before parliamentary committees||APS 5-EL 2||7||28||$595||1 day workshop|
|Briefing and responding to APS decision-makers, ministers, and parliament||APS5-EL2||28||$595||1 day workshop|
|Building and leading high performing teams||All levels||22||26||$595||1 day workshop|
|Coaching and developing others||All levels||27-28||22-23||$1165||2 day workshop & e-Learning|
|Financial management and budgeting||22|
|Getting the most out of diversity||All levels||13||$1165||1 day workshop & e-Learning|
|Management in action||APS 5-EL 2||26-28||TBC||3 day|
|Performance management||All levels||8-9||$1165||2 day workshop & e-Learning|
|Planning and managing change||All levels||1-2||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Producing a quality cabinet document||All levels||9||23||26||23||$595||1 day workshop|
|Public Sector Management Program||APS6-EL2|
|Working with the Minister||APS5-EL2||22||$295||1/2 day workshop|
Management skills enrichment
Further develop of skills and knowledge for managers and leaders.
|Management skills enrichment programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
|Conflict resolution for managers||EL||25-26||$1187||2 day workshop|
|Financial management: introduction||APS 5-6||10||$595||1 day workshop|
|Financial management: advanced||APS 5-6||19||$595||1 day workshop|
|Influencing, negotiation and persuasion for executive levels||EL||6||4||$595||1 day workshop|
|Leading successful projects||EL||12-13||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Policy implementation||EL||20-21||$1165||2 day workshop|
Career development and specialist programs
Skills and knowledge to help career advancement.
|Career development and specialist programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees^||Duration|
+ These programs are not self-nominating. Please contact your agency HR area for further details |
* Venue details will be provided on registration as this program may not be held at the Learning Centre
** Not held at the APSC Learning Centre
|Career Development Assessment Centre||EL 2||
Assessment Centre 1-3 |
2.5 hr individual feedback session
|23* recall||4-5 days|
|Jawun Indigenous APS Community Secondment Program||EL 2|
|Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship||EL 2|
|How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS levels)||APS 1-6||3||31||$595||1 day workshop|
|How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service (Executive levels)||APS 6-EL||23||21||$595||1 day workshop|
|EA/SES: A partnership in performance||SES/EA||27||11||$295||1/2 day workshop|
|Getting that selection right||All levels||3||$595||1 day workshop|
|Harassment Contact Officer refresher||All levels||26||$595||1 day workshop|
|Harassment Contact Officer: training||All levels||30-31||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Minute taking skills||APS 1-6||7||21||$595||1 day workshop|
|Providing effective secretariat support||EL 1-2||30||$595||1 day workshop|
|The professional Executive Assistant||APS 5-EL 1||24||3||$750||1 day workshop|
|Winning that SES job **||EL 2||4||26||$2300||1 day workshop|
|Working effectively at APS 5 level||APS 4-5||19||$595||1 day workshop|
|Working effectively at APS 6 level||APS 5-6||15||20||13||$595||1 day workshop|
|Working effectively at EL 1 level||APS 6-EL 1||8||16||14||$595||1 day workshop|
|Working effectively at EL 2 level||EL 1-2||9||15||$595||1 day workshop|
State based learning and development programs
|State learning and development programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Fees||Duration|
|APS decision making||APS-EL||7 ( Bris), 22 (Mel)||$595||1 day workshop|
|Building and leading high performing teams||APS-EL||23 (Bris)||8 ( Ade)||$595||1 day workshop|
|Building relationships and engagement||APS-EL||5 (Bris)||10 (Mel) , 16 (Per), 17 (Ade)||$595||1 day workshop|
|Coaching and developing others||EL-SES||10-11 (Bris)||20-21 (Ade) , 7-8 (Mel)||$1165||2 day plus e-learning|
|Compelling communication||APS-EL||15-16 (Bris)||3-4 (Mel)||$1165||2 day workshop plus e-learning|
|Dealing with change||APS-EL||22 (Tra)||11 (Bris), 12 (Mel)||$295||½ day workshop plus e-learning|
|Engaging stakeholders||APS-EL||19-20 (Ade)||27-28 (Mel)||$1165||2 day workshop|
|HCO refresher||Trained HCO's (All levels)||18 (Per)||$595||1 day workshop|
|How to apply for jobs in the APS: APS level||APS 1-6||30 (Bris)||2 (Ade), 24 (Mel)||$595||1 day workshop|
|Planning and managing change||APS-EL||30-31 (Tra)||$1165||2 day workshop|
|Structuring work||APS 3-6||28-29 (Ade)||Recall – 9 (Ade)||$1295||2 day workshop plus ½ day recall|
|Working in teams||APS-EL||17 (Per)||15 (Bris)||$595||1 day workshop|
Executive level leadership programs
Skills and knowledge for leaders.
|Executive level leadership programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Fees^||Duration|
|EL1 Leading and managing small teams||EL 1||5-7||$2820||3 days|
|EL1 Masterclass||EL 1||21-23||$2820||3 days|
|EL2 Leadership in practice|
|EL 2||2-3, 27- 1 Mar||20||$5000||6 days over 3 months|
|EL Leadership in practice|
|EL 2 (including acting at this level)||27-28||1-3, 30||$5000||6 days over 3 months|
|EL Leadership in practice|
|EL 2 (including acting at this level)||31-1 Jun||4-6||10||$5000||6 days over 3 months|
|EL2 Leadership expansion|
|EL 2 (including acting at this level)||8-10||6-7, 29||$5000||6 days over 3 months|
|EL2 Leadership expansion|
|EL 2 (including acting at this level)||10-12||24-25||27|
|EL2 Leadership expansion|
Senior Executive development programs
|Senior Executive development programs||Target audience||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||June||Jul||Aug||Sept||Oct||Nov||Dec||Fees^||Duration|
|SES Leadership connections|
|Leadership: Bullet proof and perfect||All SES||9||$250||2 hours|
|SES Orientation Program|
|Program 29||Currently transitioning SES Band 1 (with less than 12 months exp. incl. acting)||20-22||14||4||4||$3,500||4 days spanning 4 months|
|SES Band 1 Leadership Development|
|Program 20||SES Band 1 (incl. acting at this level)||
|9-10||3-4||1-2||5-6||$10,900||8 days spanning 6 months|
(2018 dates TBA)
|SES Band 2 Leadership Development||SES Band 2 (incl. acting at this level)||8-9||24||20-23||12-13||8-9||
(2018 dates TBA)
|$16,500||12 days spanning 6 months|
|SES Band 3 Leadership Development||SES Band 3 (incl. acting at this level)||17-18||7||17-22||
(2018 dates TBA)
|$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.