Professional development is a shared responsibility between the individual employee, the relevant professional association or regulatory body and the employer.
ACT Health provides a range of general education and training opportunities through its online Learning Management System Capabiliti. The programs offered through Capabiliti are designed to facilitate attainment of mandatory essential education training including orientation, basic life support, child protection and manual handling. Capabiliti also offers a diverse range of courses targeted at service delivery, service leadership and supervision and teaching needs.
Additional in-house professional development opportunities specific to allied health are provided through a range of pathways including discipline specific programs, journal clubs, special interest groups, inter-professional networks, annual Allied Health Symposium, annual Allied Health Assistant Symposium and the Clinical Educators Network .
Professional Development Leave
Permanent employees of the ACT Health Directorate whose employment is covered by the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Agreement 2013-2017 are entitled to 3 days (22.05hrs based on 7h 21m days) of Professional Development Leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time permanent employees).
Professional Development Leave may accrue to a maximum of 6 days (44.1 hours) over a two year period.
Professional Development Leave requires prior approval from the authorised delegate.
Guidelines for understanding and implementing Professional Development Leave are currently under development.