This form is to be used to gain approval from Ministerial and Parliamentary Services to attend ad hoc training or professional development at Commonwealth expense.
Note: Please refer to the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020–23 and the Guideline on Learning and Development for more information regarding ad hoc training.
Ad hoc learning and development opportunities for Government Personal Employees and Personal Employees of Presiding Officers will be provided by their home departments.
Members and Senators with Electorate offices outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities are provided with 4 trips per financial year (or 5 trips in Electorates with 2 official Electorate offices or 6 trips in Electorates with 3 official Electorate offices) specifically for their Employees to attend training and professional development in their nearest capital city.
Please note: Employees should clearly mark their Form 54: Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim (ipea.gov.au/travel/docs/Form_054.pdf) as being for attendance at PDP or approved ad hoc training to ensure that the costs are not debited against the electorate support budget. Senators and Members should monitor monthly management reports and advise IPEA of any associated fare costs appearing in the report that should not be attributed to the electorate support budget.
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