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Staff Development

The University is committed to the continuing education and professional development of staff. As part of this commitment CDU staff have access to suite of courses.

See Recommended course of the Week.

About aims to provide high quality online training that people actually want to learn. users tend to learn more, retain more, thus increase competencies, improve skills and achieve better learning outcomes.

All courses are delivered by experts rather than narrators. Many trainers are nationally recognised authors, and courses provide detailed biographical information about the expert providing the training.

Each of's more than 2,700 courses are broken into chapters, and each chapter is broken into mini video tutorials that are only a few minutes long. initial set-up - To obtain access to your devices must support HTML 5

Initial set-up for devices other than CDU desktop or laptop has a free app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Once the free app has been installed on your mobile devices you need to login for the first time as detailed below:

  • Select your preferred web browser and type in in the address bar
  • Click on the 'log in' (top right of screen)
  • At the 'log in through your organisation or school' enter:
  • Click on the 'go' button
  • At the 'CDU Federation Login' screen, enter your CDU username and password
  • Click on 'continue' - this will take you back to

Once logged in you can access the courses or download them to your device for viewing at another time or offline.

Note: If you allow 30 days to elapse without use you will have to repeat the initial set-up again for each device.

Detailed Instructions

For detailed instruction on connecting a mobile device to click on the link below:

For CDU desktop or laptop login

Click on the button below the graphic on the top of this page. This will take you to the authorisation page (federated login). Access requires your CDU user name and password. Once logged in you can access the courses of your choice on offer.

Study Time

Staff are reminded that approval for study during working hours is to be negotiated with your relevant Manager/Supervisor. can be accessed externally to allow you to to continue with your studies in your own time.

For assistance or enquiries related to online courses through please contact the Staff Orientation Consultant on 08 8946 6934 or email

Recommended course of the Week

“Microsoft Planner”

Getting things done is all about implementing solutions that facilitate successful collaboration. Microsoft Planner enables groups to structure teamwork more easily and boost productivity. This course offers a quick overview of how to get things done in Planner, from creating plans and setting due dates to updating projects and sharing files with team members.

Course Details:

This course shows you how to get started with Microsoft Planner. It takes you through basic administration, including team member setup and plan creation. After establishing teams and plans, you will learn how to assign tasks to team members and how to use the features that help keep the plan organised, including labels, checklists, and descriptions.

Since collaboration is essential, it will demonstrate how both you and the team can use comments to communicate progress with co-workers, and how to keep plans on schedule through monitoring.

  • Duration: 40m
  • Target Audience: All Staff

How to log in and complete the course:

  • Login to using your CDU user name and password
  • Once your is logged in, Please go to the course.

How to view your certificates of completion?

Once you have completed courses you can access your certificates of completion at any time.

  • Log in to
  • Move your cursor over ‘Hi, Your Name’ in the top right of any page
  • Select Certificates
  • Certificates will be listed for you to view or print

Note: Staff are reminded that approval for study during working hours is to be negotiated with your relevant Manager/Supervisor.

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