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Staff Training and Development

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Financial Services Training

The financial training modules provided by Financial Services cover all aspects and levels of financial administration and financial management to assist University staff members in their respective financial administration roles. The modules are designed to be informal with examples, exercises and open discussion, and FSD will be pleased to receive feedback from staff.

Training modules are scheduled throughout the year and presenters are able to provide one-off sessions for departmental requests, or one-on-one sessions when the need arises.

Financial Services Division's Training information is available at

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Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

HEDC assists the University community to maintain and improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and other professional and academic activities. As well as professional and leadership development for academic staff, HEDC provides services for the evaluation of teaching, development of educational media and student learning assistance.

Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) information is available at

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Human Resources Training and Development Programme

General Programme

The general programme covers basic skills which are essential for the professional development of general staff, and complements the more specialised training delivered by ITS and Financial Services.

Key Skills for Managers and Supervisors

A series of courses designed to assist supervisors to manage as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Women's Professional Development Programme (HEDC and Human Resources)

A limited number of courses, open to both general and academic staff, aimed at encouraging and supporting the professional development of women within the University.

Human Resources Staff Training & Development information is available at

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Information Technology Services - Computer Training

Information Technology Services (ITS) Training offers courses ranging from basic keyboarding skills to advanced technical subjects.

Most scheduled courses are 2-3 hours, and many are subsidised. Learn all the features of a software package, or focus on specific tasks or functions to help do your job more effectively.  You can book yourself onto a scheduled course online.

For more specific training needs, we offer individual tuition. If you have several people in your department requiring training, we can do group sessions.  We also hire out our training rooms.

Visit the ITS Training website for more information.

To contact the ITS Training team, email:

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Occupational Health & Safety Training

These programmes are available to all staff members, some free and others with a small fee.

Topics include: First Aid Training, Computer Health and Safety, Fire Wardens, Back Care, Laboratory Health and Safety.

Occupational Health & Safety Training information is available at:

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Staff Development Policies and Processes

Academic Development

Including Confirmation of Appointment, Scholarship Development Process and Research and Study Leave.

Study Assistance

The University supports the professional development of staff by granting various levels of fees subsidy and time to attend classes for staff who wish to study both internally and externally. Certain conditions apply.

Professional Development Review for General Staff

The annual Professional Development Review gives general staff an opportunity to discuss and plan their professional development with their manager/supervisor on a confidential basis.

Information on Staff Development Policies and Processes is available at