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!

2024 Professional Development Training and Workshops

Click on the preferred workshop to find out more. Registrations are necessary for all workshops. You can also download the complete PD calendar of workshops for 2024 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.

9 August 2024


The art of having difficult conversations.

Learn how to take the sting out of those conversations and build your confidence in knowing how to plan, approach and deliver difficult conversations. 

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23 August 2024


The approach to guiding behaviour is from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and your ability to support individuals and groups of children to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

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26 September 2024: THURSDAY NIGHT 6.30-8.30pm 


Come and join Danika from Visual Language Connections 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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18 October 2024



Join Sinead Newman from Insightful Minds for this short one day workshop and learn how to best support somebody whilst maintaining healthy boundaries.

Do you have that kind of face that says “Tell me all your problems”? Do you often find yourself having conversations where you feel like a sounding board, not knowing what to say to help that person? This training session will refine your skills to listen, validate and respond.

This course will explore how to redirect conversation when required taking a closer look at where your responsibilities start and stop.

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25 October 2024


At 888 metres, Mt Majura is the highest peak in suburban Canberra. It provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including a number of threatened species, as well as various opportunities for recreation.

Guide and local Ngunawal traditional custodian, Tyronne Bell will interpret the landscape pointing out the area’s natural resources and how these were expertly used by Aboriginal people. During the walk Tyronne will point out artefacts, bush foods and a scar tree and discuss their traditional uses and cultural significance.

  • Duration of walk: 1.5 hours approx.
  • Degree of difficulty: easy walking on track, gentle incline.
  • What to wear/bring: comfortable, protective clothing; sturdy enclosed walking shoes; water to drink on the walk; a snack and camera.

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1 November 2024



During this session, you will be updated on the regulatory and legal requirements around reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. 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 professional 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 2024 here (pdf download). 

Become a VIP: Pop-Up Professional Development Training Workshops

Alongside our annual calendar of training and workshops, we also offer some exclusive 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.


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