People Capability

The ACT Education Directorate is committed to creating a networked learning organisation by building the workforce capability of all employees. We will achieve this by developing employees who are responsible for their professional learning and training needs and empowered to improve business productivity and learning outcomes for students.

The People Capability Calendar (Term 1) is now available for all Education Directorate staff to register for programs including:

  • New Staff Induction
  • Joint Steering Committee Recruitment Panel Training
  • Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework Training
  • New and Acting School Leader Work Health Safety Induction

These offerings are training specific to Education Directorate staff and are in addition to the programs available through the ACT Government Workforce Learning and Development training calendar.

More details and the schedule for each program and how to register is available below.

The New Staff Induction (Term 1) is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday 24 March. Attending an induction is compulsory for all new staff. The Induction provides essential information about the Directorate, individual responsibilities, Work Health and Safety matters and other key information to enable staff to be successful in their new role. New Staff can also browse the ‘Information Marketplace’. The Marketplace is an excellent way for attendees to visit stallholders and seek further information relevant to their employment within the ACTPS and Education Directorate.

Attending this induction will also enable completion of the following mandatory online learning modules:

  • Work Health and Safety
  • Reportable Conduct
  • Occupational Violence
Date Time Location
Tuesday 24/03/2020 9:00am to 4:00pm (Registration from 8.30am) The Hall at Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Dr, Stirling

Joint Selection Committee (JSC) Recruitment Panel Training is now available for all Education Directorate staff.

This JSC Recruitment Panel training is designed to provide participants with skills and knowledge in relation to the:

  • principles of recruitment in Government,
  • different roles and responsibilities of those involved in recruitment,
  • open recruitment process, and
  • Teacher transfer rounds.

This training is open to all staff who will be conducting or participating in any school-based recruitment activities consistent with the provisions of the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022.

If you are preparing for a recruitment process and looking for JSC trained panel members, a list is available from the People Capability Team, please email .

Date Time Location
Tuesday 10/03/2020 9:30am - 12:00pm Meeting Room 8 Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday 26/03/2020 1:30pm - 4:00pm Meeting Room 5-6 Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning

Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED) Training will be available to staff April 2020. RED Training is encouraged for all Education Directorate staff, so if you haven’t yet attended a session please register for one of the dates below.

The RED framework is a key part of the ACTPS objective to create a positive, productive and professional workplace. RED Training provides essential information about workplace rights and responsibilities. This includes behaviour management, conflict resolution and the tools we need to proactively develop a positive team and workplace culture.

There will be two types of RED training available for Education Directorate Staff:

  • Respect, Equity and Diversity training for all staff
  • Respect Equity and Diversity training for managers and school leaders
Date Time Location Audience
Wednesday 01/04/2020 9:30am - 12:30pm Meeting Room 7, Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning All staff
Tuesday 07/04/2020 9:30am - 12:30pm Meeting Room 7, Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning Managers and school leaders

WHS Induction sessions are mandatory for all new and acting School Leaders. The training aims to provide important information around Work Health and Safety and Occupational Violence.

All new and acting Executive Teachers and Deputy Principals (that have not already attended) are required to attend the Induction session. School Principals are welcome to attend.

Date Time Location Audience
Friday 20 March 2020 9:00am - 11:30pm Hall, Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning New and acting school leaders

How do I register?

Please email with your interest in the event and you will be sent an invitation to the session. Enrolments for all learning and development session close one week prior to the training delivery date.

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In the spirit of being a ‘Leading Learning Organisation, where our people matter’ we are committed to providing Education Directorate staff with access to professional learning opportunities to assist and support you with your work.

What is Online Training?

The Directorate has partnered with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) to develop online learning for our employees. Our online learning platform, allows you to access Directorate specific training in areas relevant to your work.

From Term 3, 2019, we will be launching a range of online learning modules across a variety of topics:

  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Occupational Violence
  • Reportable Conduct
  • Risk Management
  • Keeping Children and Young People Safe
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Disability Standards
  • Code of Professional Practice
  • Workplace Bullying

These modules will provide important information that will ensure that you both understand your obligations and are compliant in your day to day duties. Importantly, they will highlight the avenues for support available to you and they will assist us all in creating a safer work environment for both staff and students.

What Online Learning is currently available?

The following online learning modules are currently available:

  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Reportable Conduct
  • Occupational Violence in the Workplace
  • Keeping Children and Young People Safe

How do I Log-on and Learn?

Online learning modules will be accessed through our online learning platform. More information and guidance on how to access the platform can be found at the following Log-on Help Sheet (1.46Mb).

I want to know more!

If you have any questions or want to know more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions - Log-On and Learn (230kb) to learn more.


If you have any questions about our online learning modules please refer to our FAQs or alternatively contact

The Directorate is committed to supporting employees to develop their skills, so we are pleased to be offering Learning Support Assistants the opportunity to receive a scholarship to upskill and gain a Certificate IV in Education Support through the Canberra Institute of Technology. 

The Cert IV was customised to build capability to support our children and young people, particularly in the area of complex needs and challenging behaviours. We are working closely with CIT to support LSA’s to successfully complete the certificate, assist with the transition to study, and to ensure classes are held at times which will least impact schools.

An information session on these scholarships and the Certificate IV will be held at 4 pm on 16 March 2020 at Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning in MR5-6. Employees can register their interest for the information session, via Once registered, further information on the scholarships will be sent to you.

The ACT Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial support to ACT teachers and school leaders within the Education Directorate to undertake further education, training and/ or research aligned to current Directorate priorities that will lead to an improvement in student learning outcomes.

Applications for Cohort 28 will be offered in 2020.

To claim for a reimbursement of fees please complete the Request for Payment (171kb) form.

For further information please contact the Teacher Scholarship Secretariat via or ext 72860

Studies assistance is a program designed to support employees to further their professional development through the attainment of a qualification. An employee can have approval as a student, for study leave and/or for financial assistance.

Undertaking study should be identified between an employee and their manager or Principal during Performance Development Plan or Professional Pathways Agreement discussions.

When applying for studies assistance it is the responsibility of the employee to read the Studies Assistance Guidelines before meeting with their Principal or Manager. It is important that an employee ensures their Manager or Principal is aware that all financial assistance under the studies assistance program is met by the business area.

Studies assistance guidelines (425kb)

Workforce Learning and Development (WLD) are responsible for the studies assistance application form, which can be found on the WLD site,

For further information please contact the People Capability team via or ext 70592

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