Professional Development Courses

Our courses are interactive incorporating a combination of theory, practice (real case studies) and review. Our facilitators engage in a process of inquiry, analysis, and decision-making with adult learners, rather than just transmitting knowledge.

We also understand adults are competency-based learners and therefore we work hard to develop programs that improve performance and support behavioural change and are relevant to organisational and employee needs.

IPAA’s short courses offer an interactive environment to focus on a specific topic relevant to a successful career in the Public Sector. Covering a wide range of professional skill sets that align to the South Australian Public Sector’s Competency Framework, the five (5) themes of our Program are:

  1. Career Management and Self Development;
  2. Core Skills for the Public Sector (including Workplace Communications and Writing);
  3. Financial Management Series;
  4. Strategic and Technical Leadership; and
  5. Extended Programs.

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Extended Courses

IPAA has developed a range of extended courses that bring together a number of topics related to a particular area of competency. Our courses run across several months to allow for a manageable workload, with some courses providing successful participants a nationally recognised qualification.

The following opportunities are available:

In-Agency Delivery

Did you know all of IPAA's Professional Development courses can be tailored to your organisation and delivered on your premises?

IPAA has earned a sound reputation for delivering quality training programs internally for public sector organisations. We can manage as much of the process as you need including speaker or facilitator sourcing and management, registration of participants, venue management, catering, assessment, certification and participant review.

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