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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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Register for the WAECSSA Professional Learning Office 365 Tools and Tricks via PLIS [click for the link]

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CompNow have a large team dedicated to the Education sector delivering a diverse range of services from traditional endpoint and infrastructure procurement & support, through to more specialised areas such as AV, collaboration and fully outsourced IT. 

Most notably CompNow has a Professional Learning & Training team boasting some of the most specialised certifications in the country. This team can assist your school in maximising the outcome of any technology implemented by working with school leadership to develop and implement programs around STEAM, VR, Apple Swift Coding, OneNote for Teachers and collaboration in the classroom. 

Anton O’Callaghan

Ba Ed (Media), Cert IV Training & Assessment, Dip Interactive Media, Apple Professional Development, Digital Publishing Suite Adobe Certified Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Apple Swift & iOS SDK, Final Cut Pro & Keynote Certification. 

Anton is a qualified teacher and trainer, with 20 years of experience. He has worked in the fields of video production, animation, web development, rich interactive media and iOS App Development, incorporating both the Apple and Adobe software suites.

He is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator & Apple Teacher, and a member of the Microsoft Global Training Partner network and Apple Consultants networks. He promotes using best practice collaboration using Office 365 and Teams, and incorporating 21st Century Learning principles.

Anton is passionate about the delivery of quality outcomes using efficient and best work practice. He is constantly evolving and developing his own skills and encourages others to join him in the pursuit of excellence.

Click here for the WAECSSA Professional Learning Office 365 Tools and Tricks Program


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