Staff development and Training

Deakin encourages all staff to explore development opportunities and expand their professional skills.

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If you would like to see an overview of the courses on offer, view the Staff Development course list (PDF, 120.8KB) .

Additional development initiatives at Deakin

Vice-Chancellor's professional development awards

Opportunities for professional staff to undertake a professional development program that will assist the University in achieving its strategic goals.

Academic promotions

Academic promotions is an annual process providing academics with the opportunity to determine if they are ready for promotion and to then establish a case for their promotion.

Academic study program

Opportunities for academic staff to enhance their professional development and pursue research and/ or scholarly work outside of the University.

Graduate certificate of higher education learning and teaching

A staff member required to undertake the GCHELT must complete prior to the end of their probation period.

Free online learning library for Deakin staff and students.

Mentoring partnership program

Six month program providing mentors and mentees with enriching development opportunities.

Online induction program

Online Induction and Code of Conduct modules for staff.

Study support

Professional staff may be eligible for support in the form of staff leave and fee reimbursement.


Designed for Professional Staff (HEWs 6 and 7).


Designed for Professional Staff managers (HEWs 8, 9 and 10+) .

Casual Academics Professional Development

Opportunities for casual academic staff to enhance their professional development.

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