Learning and Development Policy and Procedure
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Scope
- 3 Policy Statement
- 4 Procedures
- 5 Delegated responsibilities
- 6 References
- 7 Schedules
- 8 Policy Information
To provide Employees with information in relation to accessing appropriate developmental programs to increase their skills, broaden their experience and enhance their future career opportunities.
This policy and procedure applies to all Employees of the University.
3 Policy Statement
The University is committed to developing a more highly skilled and flexible workforce. Employees will be provided with access to appropriate developmental programs to increase their skills, broaden their experience and enhance their future career opportunities. These programs are designed to improve performance and efficiency; and to assist in the achievement of the University's objectives.
4.1 Purpose of the learning and development program
To ensure the needs of the individual, team/ business unit and organisation are met through an integrated program which focuses on personal growth and improvement.
4.2 Responsibility for employee development
Centralised coordination rests with Organisational Development in Human Resources, however responsibility lies with all Category 4 Delegates or above in conjunction with the individual.
Appropriate consultative committees will provide advice and guidance and serve in a representative role which addresses learning and development needs to ensure the success of the organisation both now and in the future.
4.4 Performance management
Category 4 Delegates or above will arrange for each Employee to participate in an objective annual review of the Employee's performance. The review will include discussion of the Employee's training needs and appropriate strategies to meet these needs. Category 4 Delegates or above are encouraged to liaise with appropriate Employees of the Organisational Development section to discuss training needs, strategies and options.
Refer to Performance Management for more information on appraisals.
4.5 Equal opportunity
The University is committed to provide special learning and development opportunities for female Employees.
4.6 Employee induction
All commencing Employees including casuals are required to participate in an induction program. The Employee's Category 4 Delegate or above will ensure that workloads are adjusted to accommodate this requirement.
4.7 Learning and development programs
Learning and Employee development programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- ongoing Employee development;
- training of heads of units and work teams;
- training of managers and supervisors in people management techniques;
- training in the application of University policy and procedure, especially human resources and workplace health and safety policy;
- interpersonal skills development and enhancement, including customer service and communication skills;
- technical skills; and
- career development strategies.
All academic Employees will also have access to a range of Employee development opportunities including, but not limited to programs and consultative services on teaching and learning development and advances.
Employees are required to commit to training as required to meet the operational and technological requirements of the University's strategic focus.
5 Delegated responsibilities
Level of Delegation
Category 4 Delegate or above
Plan Employee development strategies in conjunction with individual Employee
Ensure new Employees undertake induction
Ensure Employees participate in performance planning and review
This policy must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.
8 Policy Information
Executive Director (Finance and People Capability)
Regulated Policy and Procedure
Related forms, publications and websites
Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary
Delegate (noun) means the officer, Employee or committee of the University to whom, or to which, a delegation of authority has been made under this Policy....more
A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....more
The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....more
Definitions that relate to this policy only
Learning, development, training, professional development
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