The Department is committed to providing high quality professional development to build the professional capabilities of its public sector employees throughout each phase of their career.
Quality professional development addresses individual needs and aspirations, as well as team, school, work unit and state-wide priorities through alignment with professional capability frameworks.
No 'one size fits all' as far as quality professional development is concerned. Traditionally professional development is associated with events - conferences, workshops, seminars and courses. While these provide valuable opportunities to network with colleagues and to learn from experts in a given field, research also shows that professional development which leads to improved performance is often undertaken in the workplace - working in teams with colleagues and focusing on real-life issues and challenges.Staff are encouraged to take advantage of the range of opportunities for professional development and to work with colleagues to translate new knowledge and skills into more effective practices in the workplace.