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					Edition 2, 2011
Latest News                                     Latest news
o   Restart Teaching
o   National Standards for Teachers
o   OneChannel live programs                   Restart Teaching
o   TAFE MADE Website                          Restart Teaching is a 30-hour, professional development program comprising four
o   T&L Branch: PD Packages                    online modules. This program has been developed for Education Queensland
All Employees                                  teachers who do not meet the recency of practice requirement for registration with
o   Developing Performance Framework:          the Queensland College of Teachers.
o   Ethical Decision Making: Code of Conduct
o   SAP Training                               Participants will work with an experienced online facilitator to complete the program,
o   HP TRIM Training                           which focuses on current curriculum frameworks, teaching and learning practices,
o   Online Survey Training                     and legislative and legal responsibilities that are central to their work with students in
o   Selection Panel Training                   contemporary school settings.
o   Corporate Card Online Training
o   VET Connect Professional Learning          Education Queensland teachers with the Returning to Teaching condition against
o   Workplace Coaches Register                 their registration are invited to register their interest in the May intake for the Restart
o   Qld Parliament Seminars                    Teaching program.
o   Conflict Management Skills Training
o   Women and Leadership Australia             National Standards for Teachers
o   MindMatters Workshops                      The National Professional Standards for Teachers were released by the Ministerial
o   Autism Queensland Workshops
                                               Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs
o   VET PD Website
                                               (MCEECDYA) on 9 February 2011.
Teachers
o   Teaching and Learning Branch
o   Beginning Teachers Initiatives             The Standards make explicit what teachers should know and be able to do across
o   QCT Workshops                              four career stages: graduate, proficient, highly accomplished and lead. Further
o   LOTE Training Programs                     information on the National Professional Standards for Teachers is available on the
o   eLearning Unit                             Professional Development website.
o   QSA Workshops
o   QAMT: National Maths Day                   OneChannel live programs
o   PANI Workshop                              OneChannel provides easy online access to live and on-demand educational
o   Cybersafey Outreach PD for Educators       programs. Participate in live programs via web conference and choose a program
o   Musica Viva in Schools Program             that suits you – or view digital media anytime through our on-demand programs. Visit
o   Rock and Water Workshop                    the OneChannel live program calendar for upcoming events.
o   Oral History Workshop
o   Family Planning Qld Training Programs
o   Peer Support Implementation Training       TAFE MADE Website now launched
School Leaders                                 TAFE Queensland has recently launched their TAFE MADE website – a celebration
o   eLearning Unit                             of TAFE graduates and businesses that employ them. The website promotes the
o   Human Resource Management                  successful career stories of individuals who have studied at TAFE Queensland or
o   DPF Workshops                              been employed in a TAFE Queensland Institute.
o   QELI Learning Programs
o   QSA Workshops                              Teaching and Learning Branch: School-based professional
o   Workplace Health and Safety Courses
o   Stronger Smarter Leadership Program        development packages
Public Sector Employees                        Teaching and Learning Branch has developed two school-based professional
o   Productivity Places Programs               development packages. They provide examples of how the principles of effective
o   Training’s Regional Support Unit           professional learning can be applied in schools. The professional development
o   BIIG Training Programs                     packages focus on aspects of English and mathematics that are assessed in
o   Register of Executive Coaches              NAPLAN and are required by the Australian English Curriculum and the Australian
o   Public Service Commission Programs         Mathematics Curriculum.
o   QGCPO Procurement Training
o   Office Information Commissioner Training   English: Understanding persuasion P-10 will help Prep to Year 10 teachers
o   Register of Executive Coaches              understand the principles of persuasion so they can confidently use persuasive texts
o   ANZSOG Workshops                           to improve the writing skills of students.
o   IPAA Training Programs                     Mathematics: Statistics P-7 will help primary school teachers understand statistics
o   Executive Challenge Academy Program        and improve their skill and confidence in teaching statistics.
Date Claimers
                                               Each package:
                                               • provides a series of teacher workshops
                                               • involves teachers applying new learning in the classroom and reflecting with
                                                 colleagues on the outcomes
                                               • provides a range of online teaching resources.
All employees
Developing Performance Framework
The Developing Performance Framework (DPF) supports all employees to engage in meaningful conversations to clarify work
priorities, discuss career aspirations, and plan support and professional development to build capability.

A range of new resources, including a comprehensive review and update of the DPF website, is being developed to support
employees with implementation of the Developing Performance process.

Some of these resources include:
Developing Performance implementation guide for schools
   A guide containing interactive resources and additional information to support school personnel in implementing the Developing
    Performance process
Capability development options
   An interactive tool outlining a range of capability development options categorised under the headings Relationships, On the job,
    Self-study, Formal education, Contacts, and Other options
These resources should be available on the Developing Performance website by the end of April.

The revamped website will provide:
   relevant, up-to-date information for employees
   tools to assist with the Developing Performance process and conversations
   timelines for implementation
   a revised resources section, with a range of new resources
   an interactive space, linking to a Project Room on the Learning Place offering blogs, discussion forums and web conferences on
    request.

Online courses available through the Learning Place include:
   Developing Performance Framework – Building Team Leader Capability (new in 2011)
   Developing Performance Framework – Leading Workplace Cultural Change
   Developing Performance Framework – Conflict Resolution

A useful resource available to support Developing Performance processes is the Best Practice Guide – Planning and Developing
Employee Performance. This guide provides useful tips, resources and practical advice on how to plan and be prepared for
developing performance conversations. For more information on the Best Practice Guide, contact Jane Anderson on 3222 2769.

The project team is available to support regions and DET Central Office work units to build capability for the integration and
maintenance of the Developing Performance Framework.

Ethical Decision Making – Code of Conduct Training
When: Monday 18 April
Where: Education House
This 1.5 hour session will be delivered by Roslyn Miller, Manager Ethics Awareness, Ethical Standards Unit. The training will cover
the new Code of Conduct Ethical Decision making that is applicable to all DET employees. For more information, contact Roslyn
Miller on 3006 4073, to register contact Ingrid Muckenschnabel, or visit the Ethical Standards Unit website on OnePortal.

SAP Training
SAP Training is offered for DET staff on a monthly basis.
Training dates
12 April, 17 May            Getting Started                             8.45 am – 12.30 pm
12 April, 17 May            Assets (not including eForms)               12.30 pm – 5.00 pm
13 April, 18 May            Reporting and Enquiries                     8.45 am – 4.30 pm
14 April, 19 May            Procurement (incl. Shopping Carts)          8.45 am – 4.30 pm
15 April, 20 May            General Journal Processing (Park only)      8.45 am – 12.30 pm
Detailed course information and registration forms are available on OnePortal, or for more information, contact the Business
Improvement and SAP Support Unit on 3235 9968.

HP TRIM Training
HP TRIM Training is designed to teach departmental users how to use HP TRIM. Please note that this does not include local
processes and procedures.
Next workshop dates
HP TRIM Corporate User Training
Monday 4 April
Tuesday 5 April
Friday 8 April
Thursday 28 April
Friday 29 April


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HP TRIM Corporate User – FAST TRACK
Friday 1 April
Wednesday 27 April
HP TRIM Power User
Thursday 7 April
For further information on these training courses or to register, please visit the HP TRIM Training website on OnePortal.
HP TRIM Questions and Answers Session
When: Thursday 7 April
Where: Education House
This session is to give employees an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification on how to use HP TRIM to manage records
created during local business processes. There will be an opportunity to discover ‘What’s New’ regarding recordkeeping trends and
practices and gain knowledge of HP TRIM tips and tricks. For more information, please contact Karen Lake, Document Management
Services on 3237 0343 or visit the HP TRIM Training website on OnePortal.

Online Survey Training
The Electronic Survey Management and Reporting Tool (eSMART) is a cost-effective method of collecting corporate data and
conducting surveys. The eSMART system is a complete, centralised online solution for managing the entire survey cycle. Information
security for all surveys deployed is assured, with the eSMART platform being installed on secure departmental servers. This is an
advantage over non-departmental survey tools. eSMART is available to all DET staff.
Training dates
Monday 28 March              Education House, Brisbane
Monday 16 May                Education House, Brisbane
Monday 4 July                Education House, Brisbane
For those who cannot attend these training sessions, a self-paced online training package is available through the Learning Place at
no cost. The package spans six modules, providing step-by-step visual demonstrations of eSMART functionality and concepts
reinforced by activities and learning checkpoints. For more information or to register for a training session, contact the Survey Unit on
3237 0164, or visit the eSMART OnePortal website. This information can also be accessed on the Training Employee Portal under
the Quick Links menu.

Selection Panel Training
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff interested in participating in recruitment and selection panels are invited to attend the
following free one-day workshops. The training will run from 8.45 am to 4.30 pm. The workshops are targeted at staff who:
    have never been on a selection panel
    have limited panel member experience
    would like to update their knowledge.
Workshop dates
Tuesday 29 March            Hervey Bay/Maryborough
Tuesday 5 April             Sunshine Coast
Tuesday 12 April            Townsville
Thursday 14 April           Mount Isa
Thursday 28 April           Mackay
Tuesday 3 May               Gold Coast
Thursday 5 May              Ipswich
Thursday 12 May             Toowoomba
For more information or to register your interest, please contact Diversity on 3234 1461 or visit their website.

Corporate Card Online Training
The Corporate Finance Branch and the Corporate Procurement Branch have developed a training package to be delivered online
through the Learning Place. Two separate training packages will be offered, DET Corporate Card Training and DET Procurement
Training up to $5000. Both are available online.
The table below should help determine what training needs to be completed:
Types of purchases                                   Training required
Corporate Card only                                  DET Procurement Training up to $5000
                                                     DET Corporate Card Training
Corporate Card and purchase orders above $5000       Procurement Training up to $100,000 (as currently delivered in regions)
                                                     DET Corporate Card Training
Purchase orders above $5000 only                     Procurement Training up to $100,000 (as currently delivered in regions)

The course is designed to introduce corporate card applicants to the policies, procedures and responsibilities associated with the
operation of the Queensland Government Corporate Purchasing Card (QGCPC) program. Participants will gain a comprehensive
understanding of the legislative and taxation requirements, the appropriate corporate card procedure and behaviour, and how to
manage expense acquittals and problem solving.

The online training packages will be accessible to all new cardholders from February 2011. It will be mandatory for new cardholders to
successfully complete the DET Corporate Card Training before a QGCPC will be issued. Training certificates will be issued to
everyone who successfully completes the assessment. No cost involved and the course takes an estimated two hours to complete.
For more information, please contact the Corporate Card Unit or visit their website on OnePortal.



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VET Connect Professional Learning
Quality in VET Teaching
When: Friday 1 April
Where: Brisbane
Participants in this workshop will debate and discuss the main recommendations from the Quality of Teaching in VET project. In
addition, participants will be asked to discuss the steps that VET needs to take to support the development of VET teachers as expert
teachers and practitioners in their vocational field of practice. They will explore arguments on the structure of the VET workforce,
appropriate VET teaching qualifications and continuing professional development, the development of a professional body for VET
teachers, and the extent to which a national VET teacher development strategy would be helpful. Guest speaker will be Leesa
Wheelahan, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne. For more information and to register, please visit the VET Connect
website.

Instructional Intelligence
Workshop dates
Monday 11 April                Brisbane
Tuesday 12 April               Gold Coast
Thursday 14 April              Rockhampton
Friday 15 April                Townsville
This one-day workshop will utilise the expertise of Vivienne Scott from Central Institute of Technology, Western Australia. The
workshop proposes a holistic way of conceptualising teaching, learning and assessment, and is about developing as a practitioner.
The workshops will enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to design and effectively use a wide range of instructional
skill sets in a flexible and responsive manner. For more information and to register, please visit the VET Connect website.

Workplaces Coaches Register
We have more than 200 staff in the department who are trained and willing to support you to develop your capabilities. A workplace
coach is someone who listens and asks questions, provides different perspectives, and encourages you to take proactive steps
towards your goals.

Start by having a look at the fact sheet: How to start working with a coach and then see who is available in your area (or by phone) on
the Workplace Coaches Register on OnePortal. For more information, contact Louise Wedgwood, Workforce Capability and
Performance Unit on 323 41822.

Queensland Parliament: Public Sector Seminars
Seminar 1: Introduction to How Parliament Works
Friday 17 June – 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
This half-day seminar designed is designed to give A02 – A05 public sector officers an overview of Queensland’s parliamentary
system of government. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the parliament at work and participate in a session with a
Member of Parliament about the work relationship between members of Parliament and the Public Service. A tour of the Parliament
and its historical environs is included.
Seminar 2: Relationship between the Parliament and the Executive
Tuesday 5 April – 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday 12 May – 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday 16 June – 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
This full-day seminar is designed to give A06 – SO1 public sector officers a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes
and procedures the Parliament uses to scrutinise the actions of Executive Government. Officers will have the opportunity to observe
the Parliament at work during Question Time, and to participate in a session with a Minister to discuss the Minister’s parliamentary
and Executive roles and responsibilities. A tour of the Parliament and its historical environs is included.
For more information, please contact the convenor Graeme Kinnear, Queensland Parliament on 3406 7917 or visit their website.

Communication and Conflict Management Skills Training
The Dispute Resolution Branch at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General in affiliation with Griffith University offers training
programs in dispute resolution. These programs are suited to workplaces experiencing conflict, or workplaces simply looking to build
on the existing communication skills of staff to prevent conflict arising in the future.
Selection of upcoming courses
5 April           Workplace Conflict Resolution                    Brisbane
6 – 8 April       Facilitating Effective Groups                    Townsville
13 – 15 April     Workplace Conflict Resolution                    Cairns
27 – 29 April     Facilitating Effective Groups                    Rockhampton
4 May             Managing Difficult Behaviours                    Brisbane
4 – 6 May         Workplace Conflict Resolution                    Brisbane
5 May             Negotiation Skills                               Brisbane
6 May             Prevention of Workplace Bullying                 Brisbane
9 May             Mediation Skills                                 Brisbane
16 – 20 May       Mediation Skills                                 Cairns and Rockhampton
23 – 27 May       Mediation Skills                                 Mackay
For more information, call 3239 6277 or 1800 017 288 (toll free outside Brisbane), or visit their website.




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Women and Leadership Australia
The Leadership Journey
When: 19 May 2011
Where: Brisbane
The Leadership Journey is built around four distinct but complementary modules. The structure of the program optimises the learning
outcomes of each module, as well as contributing to the overall flow, ensuring a logical progression from one module to the next. This
will enable participants to take an important step towards understanding and achieving their personal goals. For more information
contact Women and Leadership Australia on 1300 138 037 or visit their website.

The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium
When: 1 – 2 June 2011
Where: Brisbane
This symposium will provide an unparalleled opportunity for Australian women to gather together to explore contemporary leadership
theory and observe current best practice examples. For more information contact Women and Leadership Australia on 1300 138 037
or visit their website.

MindMatters Workshops
These workshops cover the MindMatters approach to developing mental health and wellbeing in schools and classrooms. Schools
and relevant agencies are invited to send two or more participants. All professional development workshops and in-school
consultations are provided free of charge.
Next workshop dates
11 – 12 May       Level One Introductory Workshop                                 Brisbane
18 May            Focus Module: Leadership                                        Cairns
19 May            Focus Module: Transitions                                       Cairns
25 May            Focus Module: The Whole Student Approach                        Brisbane
For more information contact Jane Taylor, MindMatters State Project Officer on 5568 6697 or 0412 304 497, or visit the website.

Autism Queensland Workshops
These are a selection of the workshops being run by Autism Queensland through April and May.
Next workshop dates
4 April          Understanding ASD                                             Emerald
5 April          Social Success for Students on the Spectrum                   Emerald
                 Understanding ASD                                             Sunshine Coast
                 Clues to Managing Behaviour                                   Sunshine Coast
12 April         School Success – Learning, Academics and Homework             Brisbane
                 Supporting Handwriting for Students on the Spectrum           Brisbane
4 May            Teacher Aide – Clues to Managing Behaviour                    Brisbane
11 May           Understanding ASD and Communicating Effectively               Townsville
25 May           Social Success for Students on the Spectrum                   Brisbane
For more information contact Autism Queensland on 3273 0000 or visit their website.

VET Professional Development Website
The state’s VET Sector now has a dedicated VET professional development website, which lists professional development
opportunities currently being offered by training providers. The site was developed for teachers, trainers, educational managers and
administrative staff within both the public and private VET sectors.

Please check the   Date claimers section for information on conferences, seminars, symposiums and forums.

Teachers
Teaching and Learning Branch
The latest edition of Teaching Learning Connect is now available. This month the focus is on intensive teaching. This edition includes:
   links to new resources in the Dimensions of teaching and learning (teaching and learning sequences)
   tips on teaching persuasive writing, in time for NAPLAN
   intensive teaching - in English, mathematics and science
   an update on the Curriculum into the classroom project
   intervention strategies in teaching comprehension
   links to new resources in ICT, sustainability, ESL, Vacation PD and parent engagement.
For more information or to subscribe to this newsletter, visit the Teaching and Learning professional community.

Beginning Teacher Initiatives
Resources available for beginning teachers and school leaders:
  Flying Start induction toolkit for beginning teachers is an up-to-date resource offering information, guidance and support.
  Aspiring, Beginning and Establishing Teachers professional community supports teachers new to the profession as well as those
   more experienced who are interested in mentoring and sharing their knowledge and understanding about their work in schools.
  The beginning teachers’ discussion list supports the online networking of beginning teachers.

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For more information, contact Tanya Urquhart, Workforce Capability and Performance Unit on 323 54720 or visit the Professional
Development website.

Queensland College of Teachers Workshops 2011
Workshop 1 – Provisionally Registered Teachers (and school-based supporters): 1.00 – 3.00 pm
This workshop will focus on the process of moving to full registration and the Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers
Workshop 2 – Fully Registered Teachers Information Session: 4.00 – 5.30 pm
This session will focus on renewal of registration and the Continuing Professional Development Framework. Relief and contract
teachers are encouraged to attend the session that is relevant to their current registration status. Information specific to the needs of
relief and contract teachers will be provided in both events.
Workshop dates               Locations
Tuesday 12 April             Springwood
Wednesday 4 May              Bundaberg
Thursday 5 May               Sunshine Coast
Tuesday 17 May               Mackay
Thursday 19 May              Charleville
Tuesday 24 May               Rockhampton
Thursday 26 May              Brisbane North
Tuesday 31 May               Cairns
Wednesday 1 June             Toowoomba
Monday 6 June                Gold Coast
Tuesday 7 June               Gladstone
Thursday 9 June              Townsville
Tuesday 14 June              Ipswich
Registration is essential for these events. For more information, please contact the Queensland College of Teachers on 3377 4777 or
visit the QCT website.

Queensland LOTE Centre Training Programs
Using ICTs for Implementation of Years 6, 7 and 8 Languages
This program is a four-day residential program and participants are required to attend all sessions of the program. It aims to up-skill
teachers in the effective use of flexible alternative delivery models to ensure all Years 6, 7 and 8 students are provided with access to
a quality language program. It also aims to enhance teachers understanding of syllabus requirements by unpacking curriculum
content for Years 6, 7, and 8.
Program dates               Location
3 – 6 May                   ICT Learning Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs
9 – 12 May                  ICT Learning Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs
Japanese Proficiency
J Basic Online is a program provided by the Japan Foundation, which aims to enhance teachers’ language proficiency. For more
information, please visit The Japan Foundation website.
Program date
10 May – 4 July
Promoting Chinese Language Proficiency for Teaching
This four-day residential program is for teachers of Mandarin and will be delivered by personnel from the Confucius Institute at the
Queensland University of Technology (CIQ). The purpose of this program is to refresh and improve the language skills of Mandarin
LOTE teachers. Teachers are required to attend all sessions of the program over the four days.
Program date
16 – 19 May                 Cedar Creek Lodges, Tamborine Mountain
For more information on these events or to register, please contact Linda Gunnis, Queensland LOTE Centre on 3360 7500.

eLearning Unit
ICT Learning Innovation Centre
31 March – 1 April        eLearning Explorations – Mathematics
5 April                   Creative Bytes – Create a Digital Graphic Novel
7 – 8 April               eLearning Explorations – No Boundaries
18 – 19 April             Slide2Learn
28 – 29 April             Support Teacher Summit
26 – 27 May               eLearning Explorations - Science
For more information on any of these events, contact Gayleen Jackson at the ICT Learning Innovation Centre on 5459 4590, or visit
their website.

Queensland Studies Authority Workshops
The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) offers a range of professional development opportunities for Prep to Year 12 teachers. The
following workshops will be held throughout Queensland in Term 2.
 Mapping new territory: P-10 Australian curriculum for teachers
 Introduction to externally moderated school-based assessment
 Biology
 Economics
 Information Technology Systems

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 Languages
 Mathematics A
 Mathematics B
 Mathematics C
 Music
 Physics
 Pathways Planning to a QCE
 QCE TraQCEr and SDCS/SLIMS
 Senior Science
For more information on these workshops contact the Queensland Studies Authority on 3864 0471or visit their website.

Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT): National Mathematics Day
When: Friday 20 May
This day provides an opportunity for teachers to share and promote good mathematics teaching and learning with each other, with
students, with colleagues and with the wider community. For more information visit the Australian Association of Mathematics
Teachers (AAMT) website.

Primary Arts Network Ipswich (PANI) Visual Art Workshop: Scripts to Performance
When: Thursday 19 May
Where: University of Southern Queensland, Springfield
This workshop will be presented by Emma Che Martin. For more information contact Lee Fullarton at Karalee State School on
3294 5333 or visit their website.

Cybersafety Outreach – Professional Development for Educators
The Australian Communications and Media Authority are conducting free one-day accredited workshops, which will cover topics
including how children use technology, digital literacy, cyberbullying, identity protection and the legal responsibility of schools to
minimise risk.
Next workshop dates
Wednesday 30 March                   Proserpine
Thursday 14 April                    Brisbane
Tuesday 3 May                        Tweed Heads
Wednesday 18 May                     Kingaroy
Monday 23 May                        Stanthorpe
Thursday 2 June                      Brisbane
For more information or to register contact the Australian Communications and Media Authority Cybersafety Outreach Section on
(02) 9334 7799 or 1800 880 176 or visit their website.

Musica Viva in Schools: Live Performance Plus
This Musica Viva program offers the unique experience of a live performance by a professional ensemble at your school, supported
by professional learning for teachers and resources for teaching music in the classroom. Musica Viva teaching resources provide a
variety of activities related to the music of the live performance ensemble, which together can create a term of lessons.
Monday 11 April                        Longreach
Tuesday 12 April                       Emerald
Wednesday 13 April                     Brisbane South East
Thursday 28 April                      West End, Brisbane
Tuesday 3 May                          Mackay
Wednesday 4 May                        Brisbane West
Thursday 5 May                         Maroochydore
Monday 9 May                           Charleville
Tuesday 10 May                         Toowoomba
Wednesday 11 May                       Goondiwindi
Thursday 12 May                        Brisbane North
Monday 16 May                          Logan/Gold Coast
Tuesday 17 May                         Townsville
Wednesday 18 May                       Cairns
For more information contact Robyn Ryan, Musica Viva on 3844 7400 or visit their website.

Rock and Water Workshop: Skills for Physical – Social Teaching
These University of Newcastle workshops will enable participants to learn new ways to interact with students through physical/social
teaching. Presented by Master Instructors, the three-day training workshops teach alternatives to aggressive verbal and physical
responses to fear and doubt; thinking and being in control, through grounding, centeredness and mental focus; practical anti-bullying
strategies, and self-respect, self-control and self-confidence.
Workshop dates
11 – 13 April               Beenleigh
11 – 13 July                Warwick
For more information and to register, please visit their website.



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Oral History Workshop
When: Saturday 2 April
Where: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove
This workshop is run by the Oral History Association of Australia (Queensland) and will cover recording, equipment and scanning
along with editing, transcribing and sound editing. These sessions will be facilitated by Lena Volkova and Ariella Van Luyn. For more
information or to register, contact Suzanne Mulligan on 3376 1865 or visit their website.

Family Planning Queensland Training Programs
Family Planning Queensland delivers a range of nationally recognised training programs.
Courses and dates
Teaching sexuality in a special needs context
Tuesday 5 April                       Atherton Tablelands
Thursday 7 April                      Warwick
Tuesday 17 May                        Gold Coast
Wednesday 25 May                      Ipswich
Friday 3 June                         Emerald
Understanding sexual behaviours in children and adolescents (Traffic Lights framework part 1)
Tuesday 31 May              Gold Coast
Understanding and responding to problem sexual behaviours in children and adolescents (Traffic Lights
framework part 2)
Wednesday 1 June                   Gold Coast
For more information contact Family Planning Queensland on 3250 0240 of visit their website.

Peer Support Implementation Training Workshop
When: Tuesday 17 May
Where: Townsville
This workshop investigates a whole-school approach to developing and maintaining a positive school culture and the Peer Support
Program. For more information contact the Peer Support Foundation on (02) 9905 3499 or visit their website.

Please check the Date claimers section for information on conferences, seminars, symposiums and forums.


School Leaders
eLearning Unit
SmartClassroom Programs
The eLearning Principal Program is a three-day program held at the ICT Learning Innovation Centre on the Sunshine Coast .
Principals are nominated to participate by their Regional Technology Manager.
15 – 17 May                eLearning Teaching Principals Program for Principals Band 5- 6
30 May – 1 June            eLearning Principals Program for Principals Band 7-11
For more information, contact Deb Jones, eLearning on 3421 6585 or visit their website.

The Smart Classrooms eLearning Leaders Framework Web Conference Series
This series is for state school leaders and teachers who contribute to eLearning decision-making and includes principals, deputy
principals, HODs and HOCs. It will help school leaders to embrace, model and lead eLearning - as described through the drivers of
the Smart Classrooms eLearning Leaders Framework. The series will support school leadership teams to collaborate by providing
strategies and resources to develop eLearning plans that align departmental expectations with school priorities.
Program dates
Tuesday 17 May               7.30 – 8.15 am
Tuesday 24 May               7.30 – 8.15 am
Tuesday 31 May               7.30 – 8.15 am
Tuesday 7 June               7.30 – 8.15 am
Tuesday 14 June              7.30 – 8.15 am
For more information please contact Rachel Guttler, Learning Technologies Unit on 3421 6573 or visit the OneChannel website.

One to One Leading the Way Principal’s Practicum
When: 4 – 5 May
Where: Mount Isa Regional Office
The Smart Classrooms’ 21 Steps to 1-to-1 Success Principal Program is a two-day workshop led by Bob Rodgers and Adrian Greig to
enhance the knowledge of lead principals and school leadership teams, and to help them build a shared vision and understanding of
the potential of 1-to-1 learning. It will challenge school leaders to create a highly effective blueprint for 1-to-1 learning in their school or
school district. For more information contact Robert Rodgers, eLearning on 3421 6553 or visit the ICT Learning Innovation Centre
website.




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Human Resource Management – Leading and Developing Your People Online Course
This free professional development opportunity for school leaders and aspiring leaders is now available through the Learning Place.
The course is non-facilitated and designed for independent, self-paced learning at any place and time. The course is organised into
the following Human Resource areas:

Module                                        Status
Developing Performance                        currently available online
Ethical Standards                             currently available online
Organisational Health                         currently available online
Professional Development                      currently available online
Workforce Diversity                           currently available online
School Staffing                               available Term 2
Workforce Relations                           available Term 2

Each module presents a number of human resource scenarios built around key issues within a school context. Participants are
presented with the opportunity to ‘walk in the shoes’ of those facing the issues and asked to reflect on possible responses to the
scenarios. The course can also be used as a development option within the Developing Performance process. For more information,
contact Deb Wockner, Workforce Capability and Performance Unit on 323 54486.

Developing Performance Framework: Building Team Leader Capability Online Course
This course has been developed for team leaders who are responsible for implementing the Developing Performance Framework in
their school or workplace and/or facilitating Developing Performance conversations with team members. It is a self-paced,
interactive course focused on preparing Developing Performance Framework team leaders for their role.

Two courses are being offered during Term 2, running from 11 May – 24 June, 2011. They open for participant perusal on
Wednesday 11 May, and will be launched with an Elluminate web conference on or before Monday 16 May. The courses will be
facilitated by Kylie Marshall and Katie Lewis.

The course will include:
   exploration of a range of strategies for effectively embedding the Developing Performance Framework in the workplace
   facilitation of meaningful Developing Performance conversations with team members
   professional readings, forums and sharing practice
   ongoing discussion and learning
   a range of tools, strategies and information for application and reflection.

The course will run over six weeks, two – three hours per week, or 18 hours total. Participant certificates will be issued at the
completion of the course provided that there is evidence of participation in weekly discussion forums, blogs and online activities. For
more information, contact Katie Lewis, Workforce Capability and Performance Unit on 323 70228.

Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI) Learning Programs
Principal’s Postcards
This series of peer-to-peer, half-day sessions is for principals, school leaders and school leadership teams. Principals and members
of their leadership team will share powerful stories about their success in creating a performance culture and an environment where
school communities strive to achieve their best.
Postcard 1 - Thursday 14 April
In Postcard 1 find out how strong instructional leadership, which focused on teaching and learning, a shared vision and goal, a strong
learning community, distributive leadership and high expectations, changed an underperforming school into one of the top achieving
schools in Victoria. Presenter will be Christopher Thomas, Principal, Yarra Junction Primary School, Melbourne.
Postcard 2 - Thursday 16 June
Presenter Dr Lee-Ann Perry, Principal, All Hallows School, Brisbane
Postcard 3 - Friday 21 October
Presenter Kevin Sertori, Principal, Donburn, Primary School, Victoria
These sessions will be held at Victoria Park Golf Club, Herston, Brisbane. For more information and to register, contact QELI on 3007
5222 or visit the QELI website.

The Difference is Data
This one-day seminar series conducted by Dr Judy Smeed, Queensland University of Technology, will work with principals, school
leadership teams and middle-managers in the areas of school performance and the use of educational data.
Program dates
Monday 16 May             Brisbane
Tuesday 17 May            Gold Coast
Wednesday 18 May          Sunshine Coast
Friday 20 May             Toowoomba
Monday 23 May             Rockhampton
Tuesday 24 May            Townsville
Wednesday 25 May          Cairns
Friday 27 May             Mount Isa
For more information and to register, please contact QELI on 3007 5222 or visit the QELI website.

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Queensland Studies Authority Workshop
This Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) workshop is for school and curriculum leaders including principals, deputy principals, heads
of department, heads of curriculum and heads of special education services.
Workshop dates
Navigating new territory: P-10 Australian curriculum for leaders
5 April          Wide Bay
9 May            Springfield Lakes
12 May           Loganholme
17 May           Roma
19 May           Boondall
24 May           Cairns
25 May           Charters Towers
31 May           Indooroopilly
2 June           Emerald
For more information on their workshops, contact the Queensland Studies Authority on 3864 0471or visit their website.

Workplace Health and Safety Training Courses
The training calendar for all Workplace Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) Courses, WHSO Recertification Courses (Service Industry)
and WHS Short Courses is available on the Creating Healthier Workplaces website.
Course dates and locations
WHSO course
11 – 15 April & 3 – 4 May            WHSO Course Part A & Part B*         Toowoomba Regional Office
 9 – 13 May & 9 – 10 June            WHSO Course Part A & Part B*         Helensvale State High School
16 – 20 May & 14 – 15 June           WHSO Course Part A & Part B*         Mabel Park State High School
23 – 27 May & 20 – 21 June           WHSO Course Part A & Part B*         Ipswich Special School
*Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course (WHSO) comprises 2 parts: Part A (5 days) & Part B (2 days)
Recertification Course
5 – 6 May           WHSO Recertification Course          Toowoomba Regional Office
30 – 31 May         WHSO Recertification Course          Mabel Park State High School
Short Course
1 – 3 June          WHSO Short Course                    Toowoomba Regional Office
Registration for all courses throughout the state is through the Darling Downs-South West Queensland Region Learning Place
website. For more information, contact Alia Field on 3237 0729 or visit their website.

Stronger Smarter Leadership Program
When: SSLP 1: 31 May – 2 June (Phase 3 Workshop)
          SSLP 2: 15 – 20 May
Where: Cherbourg
The Stronger Smarter Leadership Program starts with a six-day residential program held in Cherbourg, and the third phase is a
two-day workshop held in Brisbane. It aims to challenge and support school and community leadership to improve outcomes for
Indigenous students by providing learning opportunities for participants to:
    enhance their leadership capacity to achieve school transformation
    challenge their assumptions about school culture and practices
    document their learning and contribute to the critical mass of educational leaders creating positive changes in Indigenous
     education
For more information, contact the Stronger Smarter Institute, Queensland University of Technology on 5316 7469 or visit their
website.

Please check the Date   claimers section for information on Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums and Forums.

 Public sector employees
Productivity Places Program
New opportunities have been made available for employees to gain a Certificate IV or higher qualification at significantly reduced
rates. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to discuss enrolment with those employees who are experienced, but who do not
yet have a qualification.

The Productivity Places Program is a joint Commonwealth/state government initiative to enhance the skills of the workforce. The
range of qualifications available for government employees from Queensland Institutes of TAFE is wide. You will find qualifications to
suit most employees, whether they are operational, administrative, or teachers providing Vocational Education and Training to
students.

Enrolments will now be taken until 30 June 2011 with the expectation that participants will complete their qualifications by
30 June 2012. Costs vary between courses depending on the delivery modes available, but this is a great opportunity for managers
to enhance staff skills for a minimal investment (e.g. Certificate IV at $236 instead of $2000 and Diplomas at $470 rather than
$6000+). More details are available on OnePortal and the Employee Portal.



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Training’s Regional Support Unit Programs
The Regional Support Unit (RSU) provides technical training for Training Queensland (TQ) regional officers, Skilling Solutions
Queensland (SSQ) officers and officers of the Training Queensland Customer Centre. However vacant places on these programs are
available to any other employee where the program suits their workplace duties, tasks and responsibilities. The RSU also provides
services, training or support in these areas, and can tailor support or a program to suit individual needs.

Self-paced programs on offer include:
    Right to Information
    What is VET?
    The Department and Legislation
    Support Mechanisms
    The Completion and Retention Strategy
    Enterprise Workforce Development
    Diversity in the workplace
    Train to Retain

The Regional Support Unit also offer the following facilitated programs:
4 – 8 April     Queensland Vocational Education and Training (QVET)
5 – 6 May       Getting Started in VET
4 May           Facilitating Groups Effectively
1 – 2 June      Coaching Others for New Role Capabilities

The unit aims to provide the necessary technical training and the assessment of competencies to gain nationally recognised
qualifications where applicable and also provides an ongoing support service to course participants to assist them put their learnings
into practice. The ongoing support service is free to all DET employees.

To enrol for a program, regional TQ and SSQ officers should complete the enrolment form available on OnePortal and scan and email
the application to the RSU. Other employees should contact the RSU on 3109 0569 for an enrolment form. For more information,
contact Melissa Barton, Regional Support Unit on 3109 0569.

Business Improvement in Government Network (BIIG) Training Programs
Superworking® Program for Women
BIIG is offering this unique opportunity for public senior women aspiring to, or already holding senior leadership positions.
Superworking® will help you become a more balanced and productive person in an over-stressed and complex world. Based on
extensive research, these are practical techniques that you can use to tap into the vast unused resources of your mind and body.
The program runs for one day a week over four weeks.
Program dates
Thursday 19 May
Thursday 26 May
Thursday 2 June
Thursday 9 June
For more information or to register, please contact Rebecca Hannan, Manager BIIG on 3306 6729 or visit their website.

Business Process Management Introductory Course
When: Wednesday 20 April, Thursday 16 June
Where: 85 George Street Brisbane
This course provides the concepts of business process management and process analysis to enable complete process transparency
within an organisation. It focuses on the critical success factors for making the effort successful. For more information on the Business
Process Management training programs, please visit the BIIG website.
Process Analyst Foundation Course
When: 9 – 11 May
Where: Still to be confirmed
This intensive three-day course for senior and operational managers provides them with insights into their organisation's business
processes and performance, to help them make informed decisions. Regardless of the industry, this course provides methodology to
document, measure, analyse and improve business processes. For more information on the Business Process Management training
programs, please visit the BIIG website.
BPMN for Business Process Modelling
When: 11 – 12 April, 9 – 10 June
Where: Still to be confirmed
This two-day intensive course explains the ‘language’ of process modelling. It provides participants with a high level of expertise on
how to model business processes in a consistent manner, using world-wide accepted BPMN symbols and modelling rules.
For more information on the Business Process Management training programs, please visit the BIIG website.

Register of Executive Coaches
The Department of Education and Training (DET) Register of Executive Coaches consists of a diverse group carefully selected for the
Register. They offer a depth of relevant experience together with a range of coaching methodologies to suit the various requirements
of all DET senior officers. Executive coaches are not experts in your field, but are expert at motivating and supporting you to achieve
personal and professional goals – often beyond your own expectations. Senior officers in Education can access the Register on

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OnePortal. Senior officers within Training can access the Register on the Training Portal at: Human Resources > Capability
development and training > Workplace coaching > DET register of executive coaches.

Public Service Commission: SES Executive Master Class
When: Thursday 21 April and Thursday 2 June
Where: Level 17, 53 Albert Street, Brisbane
This program focuses on dispelling many of the myths associated with performance management in the public sector, and
recognising the critical role that senior executives play in supporting and leading effective performance management across the
sector. For more information and to register, please contact the Public Service Commission or visit their website.

Public Service Commission: Executive Leadership Program - Innovation Leadership
When: 20 – 23 June
Where: UQ Business School Downtown, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane
The Public Service Commission in partnership with The University of Queensland and the Institute of Public Administration of
Australia (IPAA) Queensland is offering this program for senior officers and newly-appointed SES officers to equip them for the
challenges of a senior executive role. Upcoming program modules include Government Leadership and Strategic Leadership.
For more information and to register, please contact the Public Service Commission or visit their website.

Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office (QGCPO) Procurement and Certification Training
QGCPO is the Queensland Government's authority in procurement policy, practice and education. The QGCPO delivers the
Procurement Training and Certification Program as part of its responsibility, outlined in the State Procurement Policy, to provide
procurement training to assist government departments and agencies to adopt strategic procurement planning. The nationally
recognised QGCPO program has pioneered strategies and programs to improve procurement methods and upgrade the capabilities
of procurement practitioners.
Course dates
6 – 8 April       Intermediate Procurement Certification Levels          Brisbane
11 – 12 April     Procurement Fundamentals                               Brisbane
13 – 15 April     Advanced Procurement Certification Level               Brisbane
27 – 28 April     Procurement Fundamentals                               Brisbane
27 – 29 April     Advanced Procurement Certification Level               Brisbane
3 – 4 May         Procurement Fundamentals                               Brisbane
9 – 11 May        Intermediate Procurement Certification Levels          Brisbane
11 – 13 May       Strategic Procurement Certification Level              Brisbane
16 – 18 May       Intermediate Procurement Certification Levels          Brisbane
23 – 24 May       Procurement Fundamentals                               Townsville
23 – 25 May       Strategic Procurement Certification Level              Brisbane
25 – 27 May       Intermediate Procurement Certification Level           Townsville
30 – 31 May       Procurement Fundamentals                               Brisbane
For more information contact the Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office (QGCPO) on 3224 2790 or visit their website.

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Workshops
ANZSOG is dedicated to promoting outstanding public sector leadership and policy that really works for the benefit of the public. The
following are a selection of upcoming events.
Course dates
8 – 13 May                   Managing Regulation, Enforcement and Compliance             Brisbane
15 – 19 May                  Managing Risks to Integrity in the Public Sector            Canberra
6 – 7 June                   Leadership in Times of Crisis                               Melbourne
For more information and to register, contact the Executive Workshop Coordinator on (03) 8344 1964 or visit their website.

Institute of Public Administration Queensland (IPAA) Training Programs
Masterclass: Media and the Government
When: Wednesday 6 April
Where: Brisbane
This half-day intensive Masterclass on media and government offers a practical focus to assist you to apply ‘insider knowledge’ in a
way that cuts through the white-noise of competing media stories so that your messages are heard clearly, ensuring the best possible
outcomes.
IPAA Training Programs
The following are a selection of other training programs on offer from April to June.
4 April           Using the Capability and Leadership Framework in Writing Short Job Applications in the QPS
11 April          Business and Operational Planning
12 April          Accrual Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
14 April          Communicating in the Public Sector
3 May             Change Management
6 May             Advanced Public Sector Writing
4 & 11 May        Using the Capability and Leadership Framework in Assessment and Development Planning
1 – 2 June        Growing the Leader Within
6 June            Using the Capability and Leadership Framework in Performance management in the QPS



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For more information on any of the training programs listed above, contact IPAA (Queensland) on 3228 2800, or visit the IPAA
website.

Executive Challenge Academy Program
The Executive Challenge Academy has been developed for SES and community sector leaders to create an intensive laboratory for
the stretching of thinking and practice in leading public and community sector organisations.
Date                Course                                                        Facilitators
10 May              Global Classroom facilitated by 2010 alumni leaders           Peter Senge, Ed Schein, Otto Scharmer
For more information, contact Jan Archer at Archersfield Consulting and Management on 0410 637 072 or visit their website.

VET Professional Development Website
The state’s VET Sector now has a dedicated VET professional development website, which lists professional development
opportunities currently being offered by training providers. The site was developed for teachers, trainers, educational managers and
administrative staff within both the public and private VET sectors.

Please check the   Date claimers section for information on conferences, seminars, symposiums and forums.

 Date claimers
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar
When: Friday 1 April 2011 – Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane
Also Saturday 8 April – Bond University, Robina, Gold Coast
These seminars will include topics on the major and current issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, and
feature some of Australia’s leading experts including Professor Paula Barrett, Jo Lamble and Paul Dillon. For more information, visit
the conference website.

8th Annual BIIG Conference: All Together Now
When: 7 – 8 April 2011
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
This conference of the Business Improvement in Government Network (BIIG) will explore collaboration from various perspectives
including how we work together in the public sector, how we work with our communities and how we use (or might use) collaborative
technologies. For more information and to register, visit the BIIG website.

BETA Conference: Building Blocks to Success in 1st Year
When: Saturday 9 April 2011
Where: Jupiters Hotel, Townsville
The Beginning and Establishing Teachers’ Association (BETA) conference will feature practising teachers offering practical strategies
to complement school and regional induction programs. Keynote speaker will be Dr Christine Richmond. For more information and to
register, visit the BETA website.

Queensland Studies Authority Conference: Vision to Reality – Queensland’s new education
landscape
When: 27 – 29 April 2011
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
This conference for school leaders, teachers and education professionals will focus on key issues in the area of teacher effectiveness,
including defining quality and effectiveness in teaching, developing pedagogical skills, training quality teachers, 21st century teaching
methods, and aligning curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practice. Delegates will also learn about new and innovative strategies
for improving the expertise of teachers. For more information, contact the QSA on 3864 0471 or visit their website.

BETA Spirit of Learning Conference for Beginning and Establishing Teachers 2011
When: 30 April – 1 May 2011
Where: Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
The Beginning and Establishing Teachers’ Association (BETA) conference will feature workshops for primary and secondary teachers
on literacy, numeracy, differentiation, digital pedagogy and science to complement induction. Keynote speakers will be Tony Ryan
and Peter Miles. For more information and to register, visit the BETA website.

2011 Queensland VET Symposium
When: 12 – 13 May 2011
Where: Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
This symposium will explore the key issues and challenges that vocational education and training (VET) practitioners face when
running a registered training organisation (RTO) within a school environment. Delegates will engage with national and state experts
on vocational issues and acquire new skills and knowledge to improve outcomes for all students undertaking VET qualifications. For
more information, please contact Emma Yerbury, Events Manager on 3866 0888 or visit their website.




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Association of Women Educators’ National Conference: White Ribbon Day Every Day
When: Saturday 21 May 2011
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
This national conference, hosted by the Association of Women Educators, is open to primary and secondary school educators who
are interested or involved in the prevention of gendered bullying and violence. This conference will explore the role that schools and
educators can play in helping this cause. Cost, including conference pre-readings, is $200 for AWE members or $220 for
non-members. A $20 early bird discount applies to all registrations before Friday 1 April 2011. For further information and
registrations, please contact Maria Delaney or visit the AWE website.

Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT): Early Years Conference
When: Saturday 21 May
Where: Jindalee State School
This one-day event will cover relevant research on young children’s mathematical development and share ways to assist young
children gain mathematical ideas. Workshops will include teaching and learning activities, resources, and developing mathematics
curriculum and assessment. For more information, contact QAMT on 3365 6505 or visit their website.

VET Teaching Conference
When: 24 – 25 May 2011
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
This conference will focus on the diverse range of issues that shape the future of VET professionals, and will provide opportunities for
VET practitioners to actively participate, network and share ideas about quality teaching and training. For more information, contact
the Conference Secretariat on 3368 2422 or visit their website.

ASEAQ/ASEPA Combined State/National Conference: Forensic leadership – examining evidence-
based practices in special education
When: 8 – 10 June 2011
Where: Novotel Hotel, Brisbane
The combined conferences of the Association of Special Education Administrators in Queensland (ASEAQ) and the Australian
Special Education Principals Association (ASEPA) aims to facilitate the sharing of current information about international, national and
state agendas in leadership, evidence-based practice and curriculum development focusing on implications for students with
disabilities. For more information, contact the ASEAQ on 3354 5333 or visit their website.

Blast – The 2011 Interactive Learning Conference for Middle and Upper Primary Educators
When: Friday 10 June 2011 and Thursday 9 June – Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Where: ICT Learning Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
This conference is designed to help educators refuel students’ love of learning with the help of innovative and dynamic Information
and Communication Technologies. The conference has a strong focus on how ICTs can be used to develop students’ understanding
of literacy, numeracy, mathematics and science concepts. For more information, contact Kristine Kopelke, ICT Learning Innovation
Centre on 5459 4590 or visit their website.

2011 ANZSOG Annual Conference
When: 27 – 28 July 2011
Where: The Westin Hotel, Sydney
The themes of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government conference are to engage with citizens to improve overall policy
design and implementation, to achieve better citizen satisfaction and outcomes. For more information, contact ANZSOG on
(03) 8344 1964 or visit their website.

 Additional information on Professional Development
Professional Development Website
The Professional Development website provides a range of information on professional development for DET employees.

For general enquiries, please contact the Workforce Capability and Performance Unit (Central Office) on 3237 0039.

For Professional Development Bulletin or Professional Development Calendar contribution/distribution enquiries please email us.




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