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Professional Learning

WAECSSA supports Corporate Service staff through professional learning opportunities held during school terms and holiday breaks. Opportunities to build capacity and continually develop their skill set include our yearly conference held each year in third term at Crown Perth, School Officer Day held in the first term and professional learning held during vacation periods. These are well supported through the Department’s Directorates covering a variety of areas including:

  • Finance and Administration,
  • Personal and Payroll,
  • Student Service Systems,
  • Records Management, Standards and Integrity,
  • Information and Technology,
  • Compliance and Audit, and
  • Employee Support Bureau.

At these events we also draw on renowned keynote speakers who are leaders in their fields. A recent focus has been on leadership and what this means and how it looks in today’s corporate world. Keynote speakers have included Shelly Taylor Smith, Des Penny from Proteus, Mark Donehue from Deakin University to name a few.

WAECSSA also provides opportunities for Department of Education Staff to meet informally through various functions such as Sundowners to network with colleagues and build a collegiate support frame of like-minded professionals. This is an invaluable source of information and support.

Becoming a member of WAECSSA entitles you to lower cost for Convention and some professional learning, and early bird registration to events and other benefits such as newsletters with updates, tips and tricks used frequently in our working day.

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Members $140.00

Non-Members $180.00

Includes refreshments, morning tea and lunch

Held at Crown Astral Rooms, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Incorporating Harmony Week, which begins on Monday 15 March and ends Sunday 21 March, we ask all delegates to wear something Orange on the day.

Great line up of presenters:

Jackie Watt; Peter Mathie; Luke James and Ben Ren; Pam Hide and Elizabeth Roberts; Angel Marshall; Erin Scata and Janine Seveli; Tyne Purdy; Fiona Winfield and special guest Dana Vulin.

Registration opens 1 February 2021


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