We offer a range of training courses to the whole UQ community to support staff in their marketing and communications activities including content management system training, UQ brand and guidelines and communicating research in the media.

Learn about Protocol's role within the University and the support and advice the team can provide for your VIP events and visits. OMC's Protocol team is responsible for organising a range of events and visits in line with the UQ Vice-Chancellor's Guidelines www.uq.edu.au/protocol/guidelines

Our experienced team will also provide an insight into running events at UQ. The course is relevant to any UQ staff member involved in organising an event. In particular, events, marketing and executive support staff.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Gain an understanding of The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor's guidelines and how they apply to events
  2. Understand the Protocol team's role within The University of Queensland and how they can assist with VIP events
  3. Access resources and assistance for running an event at UQ.

To find out when the next session will be held and to register visit staffdevelopment.hr.uq.edu.au/course/WSSS14

Previously know as Media Awareness training, this session introduces senior UQ academics, professional staff and PhD students to the media. It explains how the media operates, what journalists expect and how the University can develop good relationships with the media in order to promote research and enhance our reputation. It provides participants with the opportunity to practice skills necessary for media interviews.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Understand how the media operates
  2. Frame their communications and message to maximise positive interactions with the media.
Communicating your research in the media

is part of the Staff Development Program, coordinated by the Office of Marketing and Communications.

This course introduces staff to marketing and communications at UQ and will help staff understand the structure and function of the marketing and communications network. Preference will be given to staff who have a marketing or communications component in their role.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Understand the structure of the marketing and communications network at UQ
  2. Know where to obtain resources and contacts for marketing, communications, media services, publications, design, web development, photography and videography, events and protocol
  3. Understand the UQ Brand and apply the corporate ID guidelines.

To register for this workshop, please visit the Staff Development Website.

A joint workshop between School Liaison and OMC, this session will provide staff with information about organising and participating in recruitment events such as Open Day and TSXPO. The session will cover frequently asked questions, common audiences and event requirements. This session is suitable for Staff who are new to working at UQ recruitments events.

The course will enable participants to:

  • gain insight into recruitment events,
  • understand the processes involved in organising such events,
  • learn about some of the frequently asked questions asked by attendees at such events, and
  • learn how to deal with difficult clients and answer their questions at events.

This workshop is held in July each year in the lead up to key UQ student recruitment events. To register for this workshop, please visit the Staff Development website.

It is mandatory for staff to attend a CMS training course before they are given access to edit any UQ websites via the UQ CMS. The training course is a single 3 hour session which is run approximately twice a month.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Create and edit pages using the CMS
  2. Learn basic web sitemap principals
  3. Learn basic website content management and search engine optimization
  4. Link and use images, pdf and other file types
  5. Apply basic document and page security on your website.

To become an authorised user of the UQ CMS you must first attend a CMS training session.