Staff training and development

UQ promotes a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement. We provide resources designed to support staff development and training. 

Staff Development encourages all staff to further develop their careers and professional goals with training and mentoring by offering impactful staff development courses. The staff development program includes courses that focus on skill development and career enhancement, which can be taken at your (and your supervisor's) discretion. 

Staff training can be accessed through Workday. Learning guides for Employees and Managers are available to help staff navigate, enrol and drop courses in Workday. Mandatory training and various other online training is still available for UQ affliates, controlled entities and contractors through Learn.UQ.

All new staff need to complete mandatory training. Depending on your area or role, you may also be required to complete additional training. Ask your supervisor what training is required for your specific role. It's the responsibility of staff and supervisors to ensure that you undertake the appropriate courses for your role and/or function. 

Staff development courses are categorised into courses that are mandatory, required and recommended. Under required and recommended, these courses are broken down into topics and include the role or function the course is required or recommended for.

Mandatory Courses 

The following is a list of mandatory courses to be completed by all UQ staff (see below exceptions for casual staff). Additionally, Supervisor Work Health and Safety Responsibilities is mandatory for all supervisors (Professional and Academic) who manage staff and/or students.

Mandatory training for UQ affiliates, controlled entities and contractors is available through Learn.UQ.

Casual staff are advised to discuss with their supervisor to determine which courses are mandatory based on duties inherent to their role. At a minimum and unless exceptional circumstances apply, it is expected that all casual staff complete the four courses listed in the ‘Casual staff completion required’ column below.

Course TitleRefresher DueCourse OwnerCasual Staff Completion Required 
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Course – Module 1: Thinking about cultures and identitiesNo refresher required

Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
uqrap@uq.edu.au

 
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Course – Module 2: My Country, Our CountryNo refresher required

Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
uqrap@uq.edu.au

 
Annual Fire Safety AwarenessAnnually

Property and Facilities
fireuq@pf.uq.edu.au

Yes
Appropriate Workplace Behaviour (previously Equity Online Module 1 and 2)Every 2 years

Organisational Culture and Capability
ideals@uq.edu.au

Yes
Conflict of Interest AwarenessNo refresher required

Integrity Unit
integrity-unit@uq.edu.au

 
Code of ConductEvery 2 years

Organisational Culture and Capability
organisationaldevelopment@uq.edu.au

Yes
Fraud and Corruption AwarenessNo refresher requiredIntegrity Unit
integrity-unit@uq.edu.au
 
Health, Safety and Wellness InductionEvery 5 years

Health, Safety and Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au

Yes
Privacy at UQNo refresher required

Enterprise Governance
governance@uq.edu.au

 
Staff Cyber Security Awareness - EssentialsEvery 3 years

Cyber Security Operations Centre
csoc@uq.edu.au

 
Mandatory for Supervisors only
This course is mandatory training for UQ Supervisors and Managers (Professional and Academic) who supervise or manage staff and/or students.
Supervisor Work Health and Safety Responsibilities No refresher required

Health, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au

 
Required Courses  

The following is a list of required courses to be completed by specific cohorts of staff. Required courses are those that are supported by legislation, UQ Policy or directive.  Please refer to the ‘Role or Function’ column.

If you are unsure if a course is required for your role, please discuss with you Manager or the course owner.

Academic Development 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Academic Staff Performance Development-Supervisor

Organisational Culture and Capability
organisationaldevelopment@uq.edu.au

Heads of School or Academic SupervisorsNo refresher required
Finance 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Procurement Fundamentals Online

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

All Professional and Academic staff involved in procurement.No refresher required
Budgeting & Forecasting: Workbook Level 1

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

Finance staff in a budgeting/forecasting role.No refresher required
Budgeting & Forecasting: Workbook Level 2

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

Finance staff in a budgeting/forecasting role.No refresher required
Fringe Benefits Tax & Hospitality

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

Finance staff and Finance ManagersNo refresher required
Fringe Benefits Tax Overview

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

Finance staff and Finance ManagersNo refresher required
Health, Safety and Wellness

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Biosafety TrainingHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Mandatory training for UQ workers using, handling or storing hazardous biological materialsEvery 2 years
Biosecurity Safety and Compliance trainingHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Mandatory training for UQ workers using, handling or storing biosecurity risk materials and/or working in approved arrangement facilities.Every 2 years
Chemical SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for UQ workers using, handling or storing hazardous chemicals or dangerous goods.No refresher required
Compressed Gases SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for all UQ workers handling, storing or using compressed gases and cylinders.No refresher required
Cryogen SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for all UQ workers using dry ice or liquid Nitrogen.No refresher required
Emergency Procedures for Hazardous MaterialsHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required for anyone working with hazardous materials.No refresher required
Fieldwork SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for all UQ workers participating in field work activities as part of their role.No refresher required

Fire Extinguisher Training

Property and Facilities
fireuq@pf.uq.edu.au

All staff who need to train in the correct use of Fire Fighting Equipment.

Every 2 years

Annual Emergency Warden Training

Property and Facilities
fireuq@pf.uq.edu.au

All workers who need to perform the duties of building wardens during emergency situations.

Annually

Hand Tool SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for all UQ workers using hand tools as part of their role. No refresher required
Laboratory SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Mandatory training for all UQ laboratory workers.No refresher required
Low Stress Stock Handling Beginners (EOI required)Health, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required for all UQ workers handling large animals or livestock and at risk of large animal injury.Refresher training available by EOI
Managing OHS in LaboratoriesHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Laboratory Managers, Floor Managers and Supervisors of laboratory workers.No refresher required

PC3 Theory Training

Health, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au

Mandatory training for all persons working in PC3 facilities.

Annually

Provide CPR (HLTAID009)

Health, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au

UQ appointed First Aid Officers.

Annually

Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)

Health, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au

UQ appointed First Aid Officers.

Every 3 years

Radiation Safety with Unsealed Sources - IntroductionHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
This course is mandatory training for users of unsealed radioactive substances.No refresher required
Radiation Safety with Unsealed Sources - PracticalHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
This course is mandatory training for users of unsealed radioactive substances.No refresher required
X-ray SafetyHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
Required training for UQ workers using analytical X-ray apparatus (i.e. XRF, XRD) as part of their role.No refresher required
Higher Degree By Research 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due


Chair of Examiners Training

UQ Graduate School
graduateschool@uq.edu.au

Academic: HDR Supervisor.

No refresher required

New HDR Advisor Induction

UQ Graduate School
graduateschool@uq.edu.au

This session is compulsory for all new advisors, new principal advisors and advisors new to UQ.

No refresher required

Operations, Projects & Planning 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Project Management at UQ - PM Induction

Office of the Chief Operating Office
m.rettke@uq.edu.au

Contract/FTE Project Professionals.

No refresher required

People & Culture 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Discrimination & Harassment Contact Officer Training

Discrimination and Harassment Contact Officers
ideals@uq.edu.au
 

Discrimination and Harassment Contact Officers.

No refresher required

ESOS for student facing staff

Student Progression Academic Services Division
uqvisaofficer@uq.edu.au

For student facing Academic and Professional staff

No refresher required

Hay Job Evaluation

Human Resources
ask.hr@enquire.uq.edu.au
 

Job family moderators.

No refresher required

Recruitment and Selection

Human Resources-Recruitment
recruitment@uq.edu.au

HEW 5-7 staff involved in the recruitment process.No refresher required

Staff Disability Inclusion Workshop

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
ideals@uq.edu.au
 

Supervisors and managers.

No refresher required

Student Services 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Academic Adjustments & Inclusive Learning

Student Services Directorate
ddi.advisors@uq.edu.au

All teaching staff.No refresher required
Recommended Courses  

The following is a list of recommended courses to be completed by specific cohorts of staff. Please refer to the ‘Role or Function’ column.  

If you are unsure if a course is recommended for your role, please discuss with you Manager or the course owner.

Finance 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Finance at UQ

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

All staff with financial responsibility including processing and approving.No refresher required
Budgeting & Forecasting: An Overview

Central Finance
fbs.support@uq.edu.au

Finance staff involved in Budget/Forecast preparation or those that review finance reportsNo refresher required
Health Safety Wellness 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Manual Tasks Risk Assessment Safety CoordinatorsHealth, Safety & Wellness
hsw@uq.edu.au
OHS Managers and local Work Health Safety Coordinators (WHSCs)No refresher required
Higher Degree By Research 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due


Supporting the Welfare of HDRs during Candidature

UQ Graduate School
graduateschool@uq.edu.au

Recommended for HDR Advisors to assist in identifying and supporting HDR candidates with mental health issues and an awareness of where and how to direct them to seek help.

No refresher required

 

HDR Advisor Induction

UQ Graduate School
graduateschool@uq.edu.au

This session is compulsory for all new advisor, new principal advisors and advisors new to UQ.

No refresher required

People & Culture 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Ally Workshop

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
ideals@uq.edu.au

Any staff who wish to become a UQ Ally.No refresher required
Fact Finding WorkshopIntegrity Unit
integrity-unit@uq.edu.au
All HR staffNo refresher required

Ethics Awareness

Integrity Unit
integrity-unit@uq.edu.au

Managers and supervisors from any discipline.

No refresher required

New Staff ExpoOrganisational Culture and Capability
organisationaldevelopment@uq.edu.au
All staff new to UQ.No refresher required

Staff Disability Inclusion Workshop

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
ideals@uq.edu.au

All staff.

No refresher required

Research 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due


Essential Knowledge for Research Management


Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
director.strategy@research.uq.edu.au

 

Academic, Research, Clinical and Professional staff involved in research or research management.

No refresher required

Responsible Conduct of Research at UQ

Research Integrity
ori@research.uq.edu.au

All staff involved in research, especially new researchers and those new to UQ, Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research students and staff supporting research.No refresher required
Research Integrity Online ModuleResearch Integrity
ori@research.uq.edu.au
All staff involved in research, especially new researchers and those new to UQ, Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research students and staff supporting research.No refresher required
Ethical research and teaching with animals at UQResearch Integrity
ori@research.uq.edu.au
All staff involved in animal research, especially new researchers and those new to UQ, Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research students and staff supporting animal research.No refresher required
Animal Ethics – Online training CourseResearch Integrity
ori@research.uq.edu.au
All staff involved in animal research, especially new researchers and those new to UQ, Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research students and staff supporting animal research.No refresher required
Conducting Ethical Research with Humans at UQResearch Integrity
ori@research.uq.edu.au
All staff involved in human research, especially new researchers and those new to UQ, Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research students and staff supporting human research.No refresher required
Academic Development 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Applying for Academic Promotion (up to Level D)Organisational Culture and Capability, Human Resources
cap@uq.edu.au
Academic staff levels B-D applying for promotion.No refresher required
Applying for Promotion to ProfessorOrganisational Culture and Capability, Human Resources
cap@uq.edu.au
Academic staff applying for promotion to Professor.No refresher required
Teaching @ UQ Program

Institute of Teaching & Learning Innovation
itali@uq.edu.au

All academic staff with a teaching role who are new to UQ.No refresher required
Tutors @ UQInstitute of Teaching & Learning Innovation
itali@uq.edu.au
All staff who are new to tutoring at UQ and will be taking on a tutoring function.No refresher required
Information Technology and Software 

Course Title

Course Owner

Role or Function

Refresher Due

Course 1: Business Objects FundamentalsPlanning and Business Intelligence
mis@uq.edu.au
Staff accessing statistical reports from the UQ Reportal.No refresher required

 

Other Training Providers 

Staff may also access training courses offered by other providers, both within and outside UQ. Approval from your Manager is required, before enrolling into a course run by other providers. During this discussion with your Manager confirm who will pay the course fees. You can add external training to your Workday profile. 

Please see below list of some external providers:

Queensland Ambulance First Aid Training
St John Ambulance
UQ Sport
Mental Health First Aid Australia

For further advice on how to find other training providers, contact learning.hr@enquire.uq.edu.au

Online learning

Massive Open Online Cources (MOOCs) 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) give you (usually free) online access to a broad range of courses offered by leading universities from around the world.

All available courses
Courses run by UQ

LinkedIn Learning   

LinkedIn Learning is available through Workday. From Learning Home, go to Browse function which sits under the Explore the Learning Catalogue. You can filter the Content Provider to LinkedIn Learning. There is over 6000 On Demand Courses available which all UQ staff can access to enhance their technology and professional skills. These courses don't require enrollment and can be paused and resumed as required. 

 

If you're not sure where to start, visit Planning your training and development for help.