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!

2023 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 2023 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.

26 – 27 June 2023: Mental Health First Aid with Australian Red Cross [2 day event]

Learn how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

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28 July 2023: Thunderstone Language Workshop

This 2 hour workshop is designed to teach an Acknowledgement of Country in Ngunawal language – the language of the traditional inhabitants of the ACT and surrounds.

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4 August 2023: Managing Parents Complaints

In this session, we explore the underlying  reasons why parents complain and the simple psychological strategies you can use to resolve complaints and get the relationship back on track.

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1 September 2023: Ngala Tours – Walk on Country

This walk will bring the landscape to life allowing you to gain a deeper respect for Aboriginal Traditions and Culture.

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12 September 2023: Kids at Play

This workshop is a capacity building program that offers professional learning for early childhood educators from early childhood education and care (ECEC) services through to lower primary schools (years K-2) in the ACT.

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15 September 2023: Key Word Signing Extension Workshop

Come and join Danika for the extension workshop, build your knowledge on how key word signing can be used to encourage speech and language development for children in early childhood with our extension workshop.

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13 October 2023: Basic Computer Skills

In this workshop we will guide you through simple computer processes in order to build your confidence in navigating the computer and various Microsoft systems.

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20 October 2023: Understanding Sex and Gender Diversity

We will explore the basic concepts of sex (bodies) and gender as well as the language used within the intersex, trans and gender diverse community.

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27 October 2023: Building a Bug Hotel with Bunnings

Join Debbie, for a hands-on workshop where you will construct a bug hotel.

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3 November 2023: Kids Space Occupational Therapy

This session provides participants with an understanding of what sensory processing is and what it might look like when children have sensory processing difficulties.

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24 November 2023: Mount Majura Tour with Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services

Tyronne Bell will interpret the landscape pointing out the area’s natural resources and how these were expertly used by Aboriginal people.

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30 November 2023: Accidental Counsellor with Lifeline Canberra

We will explore the importance of ‘informed reporting’, what constitutes abuse and neglect and gain awareness of a community approach to reporting abuse and neglect.

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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 2023 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.

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 2023, please submit an expression of interest here.


Download full Professional Development Calendar 2023


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