Staff Development

Document Currently Under Review

Current Status: In Collaboration - Stakeholder Consultation 9 February 2017

Staff Development (TAFE) Procedure

Policy Code: HR1041

Purpose and Scope

This procedure describes the approval and record keeping process for staff development in TAFE. It applies to all staff employed in TAFE.


1. Identify staff development opportunity. Staff member/s or relevant School Manager Staff development includes activities such as conferences, workshops, certified training, industry release. Applications should be completed for both external and internal activities.
2. Complete Staff Development Application. Staff member/s

Under Forms below, please refer to:

  • Professional Development Individual Application Form - VET; or
  • Group Staff Development Application (TAFE)
3. Forward completed application to manager for approval. Staff member/s  
4. Approve or reject application and advise staff member/s of outcome. Relevant School Manager  
5. File original approved application in School. Relevant School Manager Approved applications are currently the key record held of TAFE staff development activity. These records are important for auditing, reporting and future data collection purposes.
6. Review and share outcomes of staff development. Staff member/s  

Forms/Record Keeping

Title Location Responsible Officer Minimum Retention Period
Staff Development Applications School Head of School 2 years


The Staff Development (TAFE) Procedure will be implemented throughout the University via:

  1. an Announcement Notice under 'FedNews' on the ‘FedUni’ website and through the University Policy - ‘Recently Approved Documents’ webpage to alert the University-wide community of the approved Procedure;
  2. inclusion on the University's online Policy Library.