Professional development

The Culture, Capability and Wellbeing team supports the development of employees by offering a range of opportunities, skills development, professional development (PD) and capability building by creating a culture that aligns to our values and behaviours.

We're always interested in your feedback to improve our PD offering and ensure we have the content you need to advance your career.

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PD Delivery

With content that covers best practice and peer reviewed knowledge, you'll learn from the best with Charles Sturt professional development.

To suit the needs of all our staff, we offer a mix of face-to-face learning, online courses, university courses and online training modules.


At Charles Sturt we encourage and support professional learning and development (L&D) programs which help to develop the capabilities of all our staff. The Professional L&D calendar reflects the university’s ongoing commitment to developing staff capabilities in alignment with the capability framework and strategic plan.

Capability framework

The objective of our PD offering is to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours aligned with the competency framework, allowing you to thrive in your role and fulfill the University Strategy. A framework designed to advance your career.

Learning and development model

The 70: 20:10 Learning and Development Model is focused on supporting CSU employees and recognises that learning can take place in a variety of ways. The model suggests that approximately:

Traineeships and apprenticeships

Traineeships and apprenticeships are utilised at Charles Sturt to recruit and train new staff into existing positions, to provide employment opportunities or to support existing staff to obtain or upgrade a nationally recognised vocational qualification.