As well as the University Staff Development Program there are other courses UQ staff can access. Download the "Planning your Development" guide to help you choose the most relevant development activities for you, and discuss with your supervisor.

Other organisations providing training courses

Note that there are fees for these courses, and staff and their supervisors will need to negotiate whether they are paid by the organisational unit or the staff member.

Online and self-paced development

MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses)

Many prestigious universities including UQ are now offering enrolment in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOCs give you (usually free) online access to a broad range of courses offered by leading universities. You can find a list of many MOOCs that you can access at, or you can see specific providers via edX or Coursera. You can view UQ's MOOCs via the UQx page. For more information about what a MMOC is and how it operates try this page or this video. provides access to an extensive library of online training which all UQ staff are able to access anytime, anywhere to enhance their technology and professional skills. The site features over 100,000 video tutorials on topics such as:

  • Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prezi etc.)
  • Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
  • Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Apple products (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Web and mobile app design
  • Development and Programming (Foundations of Programming; C+; PHP; MySQL, Java etc)
  • Career development (Job Hunting Online; Creating an effective resume; Acing your interview; Managing your career; Writing skills; Customer Service fundamentals; Public speaking ; Mentoring others etc)
  • Personal development (Building resilience; Conflict Resolution; Time Management; Stress Management etc.)
  • Teaching and Learning (Instructional Design; iPad for Classroom – Apps for educators; Google Apps for students; Gamification of Learning; Captivate etc)

There is something to interest everyone. Some courses are very short, others are several hours long. To access

  1. Go to
  2. Click Log in
  3. “Log in through your organization or school”
  4. Type
  5. Click ‘Go’
  6. Log in with your UQ student number and password or UQ staff ID and password
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