Staff Development Opportunities

To learn about the various staff development opportunities at Charles Darwin University go to our University Staff Development Opportunities


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Organisational Capability and Engagement (OCE) short courses

OCE 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.

OCE Course registration                 

OCE Lunch and learn

A lunchtime learning session on various topics to provide opportunities to share ideas, skills and challenges to enhance CDU work. OCE Course registration

LinkedIn Learning - (previously - online courses

CDU employees have access to over 13,000 high qualities online training courses with LinkedIn Learning in Business, Technology and Creative skills taught by industry experts. See our LinkedIn Learning information page for suggestions or log in directly through your portal.

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 (not presently available)

financial assistance to staff members who successfully complete Higher Education (HE) or Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses/units related to their current or prospective employment within the University.

Safety and Wellbeing 

HSE can provide needs-based training or guidance in Safety and Wellbeing. Contact to discuss your training needs.

Learning and Development options

To see a complete list of learning and development options currently delivered through Organisational Capability and Engagement (OCE) click here.

Leadership development

Supervisor fundamentals

For 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.

OCE Lunch and lead

A lunchtime learning session on various topics to build leadership capability and knowledge of practices and processes relevant for managing staff at CDU. A networking opportunity for CDU leaders. OCE Course registration

Management essentials

This program is 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 areas 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’.

Academic development

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.


Ms Teoni Leadbeatter

Secretary of Academic Promotions

ext. 6993

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL)

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL) focuses on the professional development of academic staff with particular focus on teaching and learning. The course is run jointly by the College of Education and Education Strategy.

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

GCUTL is administered by the Organisational Capability Unit in People and Capability for eligible staff. For further enquiries please 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:

HE Colleges - Natasha Lawrence Ext: 6898, E:

VET - Kim Hawkins  Ext: 6010, E: