Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Professional Development Policy

Status Current This displays the current status of the document, either Historic, Current or Future.
Effective Date 23rd May 2014 This displays the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 23rd January 2017 This displays the date on which the review process for this version of the document is due to commence.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President This displays the final approval authority for this version of the document prior to publication.
Approval Date 20th May 2014 This displays the date on which the final approval was granted for this version of the document prior to publication.
Expiry Date To Be Advised Where applicable, this displays the date on which this version of the document expired, or is due to expire.
Unit Head Amy Morris
Chief People Officer
96787824
This displays the current Unit Head for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Amy Morris
Chief People Officer
96787824
This displays the officer to whom enquiries about this version of the document should be relayed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

30 November 2020 – the document has been amended to reflect the renamed position title Executive Director, Human Resources to Chief People Officer.


19 December 2016 - Policy amended to reflect unit title change of the "Office of Organisational Development" to "Talent and Leadership Development".

21 November 2016 - Policy amended to reflect unit and position title change - Office of People and Culture to Office of Human Resources and Executive Director, Human Resources and Organisational Development to Executive Director, Human Resources.

8 July 2016 - policy amended to reflect the official name change of the University concurrent with the change to the University's Act and By-Law.

26 February 2016 - Amended clauses 33,35, and 55 to remove redundant position titles, Director, HR Strategy and Services and Director, Organisational Development and replace with Executive Director, Human Resources and Organisational Development.

10 February 2015 - Amended policy to reflect change of position title from 'Vice-Chancellor' to 'Vice-Chancellor and President'.

The policy has been revised and updated to provide clearer statements of eligibility and requirements; simplification and removal of duplication; correction of names of units and terms; increase in Education Support Allowance; inclusion of merit relative to opportunity principle; reduction in the number of total clauses from 66 to 59.

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Policy and Principles

Section 4 Procedures

Part A Internal University Providers

Part C Allocation of Salaries Budget to Professional Development

Part F Short Courses and Conferences

Part H Education Support including an approved increase to $3000 Education Support Allowance and clearer guidelines around the number of hours study leave that can be taken

Part I Higher Duties

Part J Internal Secondment

Part K External Secondment

Part L Study Visit

Deletion of Internal Job Exchange as this program no longer exists

Clauses Amended

Policy: All

Procedure: All



17/06/2021: Division Office of Human Resources (HR) replaced with Office of People and Success (People and Success)