Professional Development Training Workshops

In addition to delivering nationally recognised qualifications, the Centre of Professional Learning and Education (RTO 88148) facilitates professional development training workshops throughout the year.

Communities at Work CPLE Professional Development Training Workshops Canberra

We have a commitment to leading practice. Our focus is on delivering exceptional professional development training workshops, programs and services. Every year, we create a professional development calendar of training workshops. These workshops cover different topics of interest and help upskill individuals in the early education and care sector, community sector, business sector and more. Anyone in the Canberra community is welcome to register for a workshop. Explore all training workshops and professional development opportunities below!

2022 Professional Development Training and Workshops

Click on the preferred workshop to find out more and book into it. Please note that registrations are necessary for all workshops. You can also download the complete PD calendar of workshops for 2022 here (pdf download). For any enquiries, please contact the CPLE team at or call 02 6293 6200 between Mon-Fri 9 am and 5 pm.


23 September: Mount Majura Tour with Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services

Join Tyronne, an experienced Aboriginal guide/Ngunawal traditional custodian to interpret Aboriginal culture at the significant site of Mount Majura.

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17 October: STEM and Integrating Art with STEM

Join the Centre of Professional Learning for an exciting hands-on workshop where we explore how the concepts of STEM can be explored via integration with the arts. You will learn strategies for engaging children in collaborative explorations, inquiry-based learning and creating meaning of their world through art.  

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11 November: Paper Arts – Materials, techniques, and other holistic considerations

Paper arts are an ideal creative tool to transform children and young people’s lives by breaking through their emotions and experiences. Paper arts will show you how collage, sculpture, and folding can be used as a form of self- expression, an introduction into artmaking and as means for creating relational connections with your children and young people.

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11 November: Clay – An exploration of material, process and product

The focus in this course is not on object creation, but on the sense of touch and connection with the clay, and its symbolic representation of the person’s external world. You will experience a more in-depth approach in the use and application of clay to develop and refine skills to create safety, support self-regulation and foster growth and resilience.

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25 November: Mandatory Reporting Session

During this session you will be updated on the regulatory and legal requirements around reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.

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28 November: Mental Health Matters with Australian Red Cross

This four hour, face-to-face, interactive program provides participants with an awareness of mental health concerns and the knowledge to give appropriate initial health and support to someone experiencing a mental health problem.
Participants learn to recognise and respond to mental health concerns and crises.

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TBC: Understanding Sex and Gender Diversity (Virtual)

This two-hour workshop is delivered by ACT’s leading trans, gender diverse and intersex peer support organisation and is for everyday people who want to better understand and support our community.

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About our Professional Development Training Calendar

Whether you’re an early childhood educator, or a professional in the community or business sector, you may find many of professional development training workshops useful. Our professionald development workshops and training sessions cover a wide range of areas. We primarily focus on providing training for early childhood educators and individuals working in the child care and education sector, meeting National Quality Standards and enabling educators to engage in best practice. However, many of our training workshops also cater to the broader community and can be useful for individuals from any industry.

Our methodology focuses on the individual, providing a variety of learning opportunities, inspiring participants to reach their full potential, utilising the extensive and contemporary experience of our team through the provision of effective teaching and learning strategies. Our annual professional development training calendar (PD Calendar) of events and workshops usually comprises a blend of workshops facilitated by our CPLE (Centre of Professional Learning and Education – RTO 88148) team and those facilitated by external providers around Canberra.

Download the professional development training calendar of workshops for 2022 here (pdf download). 

Become a VIP: Pop-Up Professional Development Training Workshops

Alongside our annual calendar of training and workshops, we also offer some excclusive pop-up professional development training workshops. These pop-up workshops are not part of the regular professional development calendar, and will offer additional upskilling opportunities for members of the ‘VIP’ list for CPLE. Participants who sign up to be a VIP will get exclusive early access to book into a pop-up workshop. SIGN UP TO BE A VIP TODAY BY CLICKING HERE AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHEN A NEW POP-UP WORKSHOP IS COMING UP.

If a workshop that you’re interested in is sold out, has passed, or if you have an idea/suggestion for a workshop that is not currently listed in the Professional Development (PD) Calendar 2021, please submit an expression of interest here.


Download full Professional Development Calendar 2022


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