Keeping your professional development continuous*

Continuing professional development (CPD) keeps your skills updated; helps maintain high levels of professional competence and ensures your capabilities keep pace with the latest standards. Taking a continuous approach to your professional development gives your career focus and meaning, and can result in greater job satisfaction. There is also an ongoing demand for quality CPD training to meet professional association requirements.

For local government staff, professional development training covers a broad range of professional skills, from leadership and management, to environmental health and development assessment.

The University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) has a long history of providing practical training tailored to the needs of local government staff. Continuing professional development goals can be achieved by undertaking UTS:CLG’s half-day, or one- or two-day courses that offer flexible content and can be adapted to meet individual council training needs. UTS:CLG is experienced in working with council staff to develop and deliver customised courses that meet particular needs. If you are seeking new and stimulating ideas for your professional development training, consider for example:

  • leading change
  • problem solving and decision making in local government
  • program evaluation
  • diversity and inclusion in local communities
  • environmental health in practice
  • plan reading
  • ABC of the BCA
  • building in bushfire prone areas

UTS:CLG courses can be undertaken at the UTS Sydney campus as well as be adapted for regional and national delivery. For more information call (02) 9514 1659 or visit   
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