Professional Development Program

Last updated
08 April 2024

Designed to enhance and develop skills and knowledge, the PWSS provides free training and resources to parliamentarians and MOP(S) Act employees through the Professional Development Program (PDP).

Training and resources provided under the PDP are categorised across five capability areas of focus in-line with the Learning and Development Framework for MOP(S) Act employees:

  1. Working in the parliamentary environment
  2. Leadership
  3. Working effectively with constituents
  4. Safe and respectful workplaces (including mental health and wellbeing)
  5. Professional development

Staff can access training through a range of methods including, live learning experiences delivered virtually or face-to-face, as well as self-paced options through e-learning and resources (e.g. tools, templates, articles, books, podcasts, and videos).

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 Live learning

  •  Live, face-to-screen (virtual) training
  •  Face-to-face training
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 Self-paced resources

  •  e-learning modules
  •  Webinars
  •  Tools and templates
  •  Articles, books, podcasts and videos

The Professional Development Program - Upcoming courses page highlights new and upcoming training. This page is reviewed monthly and includes the most current information available. Please check in regularly to ensure you are taking advantage of training opportunities.

Log in to PWSS Academy to view the full range of training currently on offer. If you do not have a MOP(S) Learning account, you can email to create one.

For assistance logging in to PWSS Academy, please refer to the PWSS Academy user log in guide, (located under 'Related resources' – 'User guides').

Click here for further information on a range of learning and development options available to you including:

  • Ad hoc training requests
  • Studies assistance (financial and study leave)
  • Travelling for training guidance
  • WHS roles - specific training

The Education team are available to consult with staff and offices who have particular needs to assist in finding quality, fit for purpose solutions. Contact the team at

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