We encourage all staff to participate in their own development by taking advantage of the courses offered in the University Staff Development Program.

The UQ Staff Development Program provides you with the opportunity to develop technical and systems skills and personal capabilities across all levels and at all stages in your career. The program is developed and delivered by professional and academic staff across UQ, and overseen by the University Staff Development Committee (USDC).

Browse the list of Staff Development Program courses

Registering for a course

Before you enrol in a course, make sure your have your supervisor's approval. Once you have approval, you can register for a course in several ways:

  • Choose the course you would like to enrol in and click 'Register' on the course page.
  • Enrol through MyAurion (staff login required) by navigating to Talent > Requested courses > Add.
  • Contact the Staff Development team directly.

If a course is full, you can still register for the waitlist. Places often become available closer to the date and waitlists are taken into account when considering whether to run further iterations of a course.

If you have particular accessibility needs, note this in the comments section when you register or contact the Staff Development team to let them know.

Once you have registered for your course, refer to the University map or download the free UQnav App to find where it is being held.

Withdrawing from a course

Staff Development Courses are often over-subscribed, and not attending courses once you have enrolled disadvantages other staff who are waiting for a place. 

If you are unable to attend a course you are enrolled in, let us know so that your place can be offered to another staff member. To withdraw, contact Staff Development as early as possible.

Viewing your training history

You can view your past and future training by logging in to MyAurion (staff login required) and selecting the Talent tab. Aurion will display your course completions approximately 4 weeks after the course concludes, provided you signed the participant checklist upon arrival.

University Staff Development Committee (USDC)

The USDC is made up of representatives around UQ who have a vested interest in the future of staff professional development. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is the Chair of the USDC.

Committee Role Name Position (if different from Committee Role)
Chair Tim Dunne Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Chief HR Officer Al Jury  
President, Academic Board Peter Adams  
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) Alastair McEwan  
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Doune Macdonald  
Director, Finance and Business Services Karen Wheeler Associate Director, Financial Operations
Director, Information Technology Services Rob Moffatt  
Director, Occupational Health and Safety Jim Carmichael  
Associate Director, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Dee Gibbon  
A Head of School Vacant  
A Faculty Executive Manager or Deputy Director of an Institute Patrick Testa Faculty Executive Manager, Faculty of Science
A professional staff member nominated by PSCC staff representatives Vacant  
An academic staff member nominated by ASCC staff representatives Vacant  
Secretary Tamma Sorbello Organisational Development Consultant

Annual reports

The USDC annual reports provide background on the committee's contribution to Staff Development throughout the year.