Development Offerings

OCU Short CoursesOCU offers a number of short courses based on its consultation or needs analysis with different areas in the University. These training courses are delivered on demand basis. To access the list of available courses, short courses, click here.
Lunch and Learn ForumA lunchtime learning session on various topics which aims to enhance employees' CDU corporate knowledge. To register for upcoming Lunch and Learn sessions, click here
LinkedIn Learning ResourcesCDU employees have access to over 6,000 high quality online training courses with, covering Business, Technology and Creative skills taught by industry experts. See our LinkedIn Learning information page for suggestions or log in directly through your portal.
Safety and Wellbeing Courses

SEW Team can provide needs-based training or guidance in Safety and Well Being. Contact to discuss your training needs.

People@CDU Training

People and Capability provide training in the People@CDU systems including Taleo Talent Acquisition. Click here to register for a training session.

Staff Study Reimbursement Scheme

Please Note: The Staff Special Reimbursement Scheme (SSRS) is presently closed to new applicants.  The SSRS program has reached its budget threshold, and will therefore only be available to those staff who have been previously approved. If you wish to discuss other development opportunities, please contact Organisational Capability at

AIM / CDU Short Courses

On needs basis,OCU may sponsor employee's attendance to AIM / CDU Short Courses, for the complete list of these courses, please click here.

Supplemental Learning Resources

Click this link for the list of available learning resources per topic.
Academic Promotions

The University is committed to developing and supporting high performing academic staff.  Promotion of academic staff recognises and rewards sustained achievement and leadership that supports and contributes to the attainment of the University’s strategic priorities.  To be successful, applicants for promotion must provide convincing evidence of meeting the University’s standards, expectations and qualifications for the level to which promotion is sought.

Applications for promotion are accepted from academic staff within both the Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training sectors, who are covered by the current Charles Darwin University Enterprise Agreement (this process is not open to casual staff members and/or short-term academic visitors).  Applicants for promotions are expected to have held a position at the University for a minimum period of 18 months prior to seeking promotion and are advised to consult with their Head of School as early as possible before preparing an application.  Re-applying applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the timing of their next application with their Head of School.

A call for applications will go out once every year around May, with supporting activities commencing around the same time.  Applications remain open for approximately 2 months, usually closing around end July. 

All applications, and queries, are to be forwarded to

Ms Teoni Leadbeatter

Secretary of Academic Promotions

ext. 6993

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL)

It focuses on the professional development of academic staff with particular focus on teaching and learning. The course is run jointly by the School of Education and the Office of Learning and Teaching.

The GCUTL course structure and study plan is located in the CDU course catalogue.

Note: GCUTL is administered by the Organisational Capability Unit in OPC. For further enquiries please email:

International Conference Funding

It provides support for staff members to deliver a major paper every two years. The level of support is limited to a portion of total travel costs, depending on the available funding, but up to a maximum of $1500. Remaining costs may be met by the Faculty/Area or by the staff member personally.

For assistance or enquiries related to International Conference Funding please contact OPC Reception: 08 8946 6904 email

Special Studies Program

The University is committed to providing targeted, continuing, professional development opportunities for its staff. To support and facilitate this commitment, the University provides staff with the ability to apply for Special Study Programs (SSP).

For assistance or enquiries related to Special Study Programs please contact:

Lunch and Lead ForumA lunchtime learning session on various topics which aims to build leadership capability and knowledge of practices and processes relevant for managing staff at CDU. The session also provides good networking opportunity for CDU leaders. Click here to register for our upcoming Lunch and Lead sessions.
Supervisor Fundamentals

This workshop is aimed at staff new to the role of supervisor or team leader and those who recognise the need to refresh their skills for supervising a team. Emphasis will be placed on improving personal competence and developing strategies for managing and supervising individuals and teams.

The program will cover areas such as transitioning to a supervisor role, responsibilities of a supervisor, working with a team, managing conflict and difficult employees, communication and effective people management skills. These skills will be useful for assisting individuals as well as team development.

Management Essentials

This program comprises of 8 modules aimed at staff in management roles or team leaders who recognise the need to refresh their skills for managing teams.  The program will cover key area’s including ‘Managing yourself’, ‘Managing others’ and ‘Managing the Job’.   Topics include Self awareness, managing for success, managing self through stress, change and conflict, delegating and motivating staff, and tailored topics specific to the ‘CDU Way’. 

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To enrol in any of the above courses, click here Online Course enrolment