Professional Development

As a training professional, your and your team’s knowledge and skills are vital to your success.

To support you with your professional development in the ever-changing Training and Resources Industries landscapes, we have designed a range of workshops, webinars and on-demand resources.

Our professional development offerings cover a range of areas of training and legislation relating to training and will help you to keep up to date with the latest developments and emerging areas and to refresh your current skills and knowledge.

If you are interested in one of the below courses, but there are no dates available, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

Course Overview

Mapping is an important process to ensure your assessments meet the requirements of National Standards (unit of competency). Mapping can also assist in not over-assessing or assessing things that are not required. In our industry, the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) National Standards are typically the benchmark against which worker competence is determined.

This workshop will help you to refresh your understanding of:

  • Requirements for the mapping of assessment tools – why?
  • Assessing against a benchmark – criterion referenced assessment.
  • What does “competent” mean?
  • Dimensions of competency.
  • “Generic” units of competency and specific workplace context and tasks – how does it all work?
  • Unpacking and contextualising a unit of competency.
  • Map assessment activities against a National Standard (RII).
  • Record keeping requirements for mapping activities.

This workshop is hands on so you will get practical experience of mapping during the workshop. You will be provided with relevant resources.

Presenter Bio

Sharon Holmes

Sharon Holmes is a consultant to the resources sector who is passionate about health and safety and effective training and assessment processes. Sharon develops training and assessment resources, audits training schemes, facilitates risk assessments and delivers training.

Sharon has worked in the resources sector since 1998 including over 20 years working for a registered training organisation (RTO). She has been involved in the Resources Training Council since its inception in 2011, has served as a member of the Executive Committee and is now an honorary member.

Practical experience in the resources sector is supported by relevant tertiary qualifications including a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management), Graduate Diploma in Minerals Industry Risk Management, TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development and TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Sharon lives in northern NSW and enjoys the beach, travel and spending time with family.

As activity has increased in the resources industry and companies have grown onboarded more workers, we have seen a rise in the number of fraudulent Certificates and Statements of Attainment provided as evidence of skills.

This e-learning module will explain:

  • Why validate?
  • Types of fraud being seen
  • How to validate

This module is suitable for all staff who are involved in the checking and validation of evidence of competency documentation.

Course Overview

In times when the resource industry is looking for cost savings, training can sometimes be seen as a disposable commodity. While those of us who have chosen workplace training as a profession have a solid understanding of our value to the industry, many of us can really improve the way we communicate our worth.

This workshop is intended to assist industry training personnel in demonstrating positive returns on training investment.
• Basic explanation of ROI and its importance
• The cost of training to the organisation
• The result areas where investment returns are realised
• Measuring ROI
o Benchmarking
o Validation
o Selecting result areas
o Measurement
• Communicating ROI
o Documenting findings or potential returns
o Reporting

Presenter Bio – Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers train leaders and business owners who understand that technical expertise or having the best product is not enough to survive in business. That their first and most important role is to be a business leader and to be a great leader they need to improve their business acumen. They understand how important it is to be able to articulate the return on investment to senior management.

Darryl Munro
Darryl is a leadership coach with over 25 years’ experience training leaders in Australia and across the world. He has trained and coached leaders in companies such as Rio Tinto, Ok Tedi Mining, Elbit Systems Australia, and Orica. Darryl works alongside leaders, managers and supervisors to build capability and confidence to improve their effectiveness.

Scott Richards
Scott works with people in developing their skills and effectiveness as a leader. Customised training provides leaders with practical strategic solutions for their specific challenges. Scott has more than 25 years of in-depth experience that includes executive positions, CPA accountant, consulting and leadership development.

Course Overview

Communication is the key to successful training and assessment outcomes. Trainers and assessors need to guide the learner through the process of gaining, practicing and proving their skills. Providing difficult feedback, articulating where a learner currently is and what they need to do to achieve success is vital.

This workshop is intended to assist trainer assessors to improve their communication skills and to:

  • Confidently say, “NO, you are not yet competent” and to articulate with confidence the areas the learner has yet to address
  • Support this decision with a discussion with the learner
  • Develop and implement an action plan with the learner to address identified gaps to work on to achieve competency
  • Communicate effectively and maintain control of the discussion during difficult conversations

The Trainer Assessors will be equipped with a range of methods and tools to conduct conversations with confidence and deliver required feedback.

 Presenter Bio – Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers train leaders and business owners who understand that technical expertise or having the best product is not enough to survive in business. That their first and most important role is to be a business leader and to be a great leader they need to improve their business acumen. They understand how important it is to be able to articulate the return on investment to senior management.

Darryl Munro
Darryl is a leadership coach with over 25 years’ experience training leaders in Australia and across the world. He has trained and coached leaders in companies such as Rio Tinto, Ok Tedi Mining, Elbit Systems Australia, and Orica. Darryl works alongside leaders, managers and supervisors to build capability and confidence to improve their effectiveness.

Scott Richards
Scott works with people in developing their skills and effectiveness as a leader. Customised training provides leaders with practical strategic solutions for their specific challenges. Scott has more than 25 years of in-depth experience that includes executive positions, CPA accountant, consulting and leadership development.

Course Overview

Improve business performance through improved communication.

Everything DiSC is a personal development learning experience that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on a simple, yet powerful model.

The Everything DiSC profile can be used with everyone in your organisation, regardless of their title or role. Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with, resulting in more effective and productive working relationships.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding Everything DiSC and the underlying assessment
  • The suite of applications to help identify what is most appropriate for your business
  • An overview of the Everything DiSC profile
  • The methods of facilitation and follow up tools to promote lasting change

This interactive webinar runs for 1 hour and is designed to give attendees an understanding of how the Everything DiSC profile can assist in creating a more engaging and collaborative workplace.

 Presenter Bio – Madi Talent Studio

Lisa Pratt

Lisa is a passionate, motivational and authentic Recruitment Specialist, Coach and Facilitator with a clear focus on elevating individuals and organisations to the next level.  Lisa has 20+yrs experience across talent and culture and is skilled in career and leadership coaching, workshop facilitation and is additionally has extensive experience in delivering recruitment solutions. Lisa has a Certificate in Workplace Training & Assessment, a Diploma of Professional Coaching, is presently studying her MBA – Leadership and is an accredited EverythingDiSC Practitioner. On a personal note, Lisa dotes on her fur-child Maggie, is a massive foodie & coffee snob and most days you’ll find her doing her morning walks listening to podcasts or at her favourite yoga studio chilling out.

Course Overview

Build effective relationships and expand your professional success.

A strong internal profile can influence business performance, role promotion, team culture and communication. The power of understanding how to effectively raise your profile internally can lead to building effective relationships and expanding your professional success.

This webinar is targeted to those of you who are ready to step out of your comfort zone and develop your professional presence. You will be exposed to a number of  strategies to increase your internal profile and walk away with key takeaways that you can implement immediately.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the importance of influence and mapping out your key internal stakeholders
  • A tool-kit of strategies designed to raise your profile internally
  • Developing a strategic plan with accountability to enhance your profile for the short and long term.

This practical webinar runs for 1 hour and will arm participants with the confidence and knowledge of how to standout and leverage your profile via interactive activities and worksheets.

 Presenter Bio – Madi Talent Studio

Lisa Pratt

Lisa is a passionate, motivational and authentic Recruitment Specialist, Coach and Facilitator with a clear focus on elevating individuals and organisations to the next level.  Lisa has 20+yrs experience across talent and culture and is skilled in career and leadership coaching, workshop facilitation and is additionally has extensive experience in delivering recruitment solutions. Lisa has a Certificate in Workplace Training & Assessment, a Diploma of Professional Coaching, is presently studying her MBA – Leadership and is an accredited EverythingDiSC Practitioner. On a personal note, Lisa dotes on her fur-child Maggie, is a massive foodie & coffee snob and most days you’ll find her doing her morning walks listening to podcasts or at her favourite yoga studio chilling out.

Course Overview

Build an external profile to drive business and professional success.

A strong external profile can influence business growth, buying decisions, industry recognition and professional opportunities. By building and leveraging your  professional brand externally, this can result in driving business results and professional success.

This webinar is targeted to those of you who have a growth mindset and are wanting to influence those outside of your immediate circle. You will be exposed to a number of strategies to increase your external profile and walk away with key takeaways that you can implement immediately.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the importance of your professional brand and mapping out your key external stakeholders
  • A tool-kit of strategies designed to raise your profile externally
  • Developing a strategic plan with accountability to enhance your profile for the short and long term.

The practical webinar runs for 1 hour and comprises of interactive activities and worksheets to solidify your professional brand whilst leveraging your external presence.

 Presenter Bio – Madi Talent Studio

Lisa Pratt

Lisa is a passionate, motivational and authentic Recruitment Specialist, Coach and Facilitator with a clear focus on elevating individuals and organisations to the next level.  Lisa has 20+yrs experience across talent and culture and is skilled in career and leadership coaching, workshop facilitation and is additionally has extensive experience in delivering recruitment solutions. Lisa has a Certificate in Workplace Training & Assessment, a Diploma of Professional Coaching, is presently studying her MBA – Leadership and is an accredited EverythingDiSC Practitioner. On a personal note, Lisa dotes on her fur-child Maggie, is a massive foodie & coffee snob and most days you’ll find her doing her morning walks listening to podcasts or at her favourite yoga studio chilling out.

 
  • Event Name
  • PD - Validating Evidence of Competency (eLearning)
  • PD - Everything DiSC Webinar
  • PD - Raising Your Internal Profile Webinar
  • PD - Raising Your External Profile Webinar
  • PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Brisbane)
  • PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Brisbane)
  • PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Sydney)
  • PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Sydney)
  • PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Moranbah)
  • PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Moranbah)
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Selected Events

 
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End Date
State
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PD - Validating Evidence of Competency (eLearning)
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PD - Everything DiSC Webinar
April 27, 2021 12:00 pm
April 27, 2021 1:00 pm
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April 27, 2021 12:00 pm
April 27, 2021 1:00 pm
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PD - Raising Your Internal Profile Webinar
May 12, 2021 12:00 pm
May 12, 2021 1:00 pm
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May 12, 2021 12:00 pm
May 12, 2021 1:00 pm
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PD - Raising Your External Profile Webinar
June 9, 2021 12:00 pm
June 9, 2021 1:00 pm
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June 9, 2021 12:00 pm
June 9, 2021 1:00 pm
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PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Brisbane)
August 10, 2021 8:30 am
August 10, 2021 4:30 pm
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August 10, 2021 8:30 am
August 10, 2021 4:30 pm
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PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Brisbane)
August 12, 2021 8:30 am
August 12, 2021 12:30 pm
15
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August 12, 2021 8:30 am
August 12, 2021 12:30 pm
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PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Sydney)
August 17, 2021 8:30 am
August 17, 2021 4:30 pm
15
PD-1
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August 17, 2021 8:30 am
August 17, 2021 4:30 pm
15
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PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Sydney)
August 18, 2021 8:30 am
August 18, 2021 12:00 pm
15
PD-1
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August 18, 2021 8:30 am
August 18, 2021 12:00 pm
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PD - Assessment Development Masterclass (Moranbah)
September 7, 2021 8:30 am
September 7, 2021 4:30 pm
15
PD-1
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September 7, 2021 8:30 am
September 7, 2021 4:30 pm
15
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PD - Developing a great training needs analysis (Moranbah)
September 8, 2021 8:30 am
September 8, 2021 12:00 pm
15
PD-1
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September 8, 2021 8:30 am
September 8, 2021 12:00 pm
15
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