Professional Development Program Upcoming Courses

Date published
31 October 2022
Professional Development Program upcoming course

MaPS provides free learning and development training and resources to MOP(S) Act employees through the Professional Development Program (PDP).

The program offers a range of topics to enhance your skills and knowledge including on demand training that can be completed at any time.

Log in to MOP(S) Learning to view the full range of training offered this month. If you do not have a MOP(S) Learning account, you can email to create one.

What's new? 

The Induction Program has now gone virtual.

Face to screen sessions are now available and focus on WHS obligations, health and wellbeing, workplace behaviours, employment arrangements under the MOP(S) Act and enterprise agreement and support options available.


Upcoming training

November 2022

Safe and Respectful Workplaces (SRW)

Parliamentarian sessions (1hr)

MOP(S) Act Employee sessions (2hrs)

Face to screen

Dates available from now till December

Participants will understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and how to respond to serious incidents when they occur.


Federal Parliamentary Press  Gallery Tour

In person

10 November 2022

As an extension to the Media Relations workshop with Catherine McGrath Media, we are excited to offer guided tours of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, hosted by Catherine herself.


Media Relations

Face to screen

16 November 2022

Working with the media is a key aspect of supporting your parliamentarian. The training provides information on how to engage with media in the parliamentary context, and how to be proactive and approach journalists at all levels (local, regional and national). The module will also include a variety of techniques to handle media, crisis communication, conferences and interviews and much more.


Budget Insights: Introduction to tax design and tax reform

Face to screen

16 November 2022

This seminar provides an overview of the overarching principles of tax design and how Australia’s tax system compares to other OECD countries. It will conclude with a discussion of the importance of tax reform and some of the policy options.


Working Mind for Employees

Face to screen

17 November 2022

Delivered by Lifeline, this course offers practical knowledge around mental health, providing participants with skills (including coping skills to manage stress and poor mental health) to support and maintain their mental health and that of their colleagues.


December 2022

Mental Health First Aid in the workplace

Face to screen

7 & 14 December 2022

Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation.


Once you have completed the course, you’ll receive a Mental Health First Aid Certification qualification.


Cultural Appreciation training

Face to screen

7 December 2022

This training aims to provide insights into how culture shapes our values, attitudes and behaviours, as well as assist participants in developing an appreciation and respect specifically for indigenous culture. The training also sets out to facilitate participants' understanding of how this cultural appreciation relates to the workplace and successful engagement with indigenous people and communities.


Mental Health and Burn-Out Personal Basics

Face to screen

13 December 2022

Learn the foundational skills to recognise the signs of potential mental health challenges, how to check in, the dynamics of burn-out and strategies for support.

Coming soon – Express your interest

Did you know?

You can access additional training opportunities outside of the PDP such as:

For executive coaching and leadership programs, please email the MOP(S) Education team and we will help source the right training program for you.

Additional on demand offerings

Browse the range of additional offerings aimed at supporting your ongoing professional development, including but not limited to:


  • Social media
  • WHS
  • Induction
  • PEMS
  • Cultural appreciation
  • LinkedIn Learning


  • PEMS
  • Resilience
  • Personal development


  • Budget factsheet
  • WHS
  • PEMS


  • ICT training
  • Adobe
  • Microsoft
  • Members and staff training
  • Senators’ staff training


External learning

Have you recently completed professional development training outside of MOP(S) Learning? You can have your training recorded by uploading the details of your completed training into your training history on MOP(S) Learning. Learn how to upload your external training with our Creating an External Learning guide.

Help improve the PDP

Our team is busy working on new offerings to further your professional development. To help us understand what would benefit you the most, we’d love your help in answering 5 quick questions.