The University of Sydney’s professional development and short courses centre will offer programs at the Westmead Precinct from September.
The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) runs hundreds of short courses open to the general public and leverages the experience and expertise of professionals to ensure courses are current, relevant and high-quality.
A trial of courses at the University’s Westmead campus will run until the end of this year, with enrolments open to all precinct staff and western Sydney community members. The CCE plans to expand course offerings in 2020.
Director for CCE, Kylie Mayes, said the CCE was ready to contribute to the University’s Western Sydney Strategy and $500m commitment to the future of the region.
“With more than 20,000 enrolments accessing CCE’s professional and personal development courses each year, about 15 per cent of the enrolments are currently coming from people who live in western Sydney,” Kylie said.
“Once we start making courses available at a more convenient location, we anticipate growth in our program offerings for existing and new participants.”
Kylie said the focus would initially be on professional courses targeted at staff across the Westmead Precinct and other professionals who live or work in western Sydney.
Precinct staff were surveyed earlier this year to determine which courses would be held. A diverse range of courses across business management and workplace psychology is now available for registration.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Centre of Continuing Education to our Westmead campus,” said Professor Chris Peck, director of the University’s Westmead Initiative.
“The University of Sydney is committed to working with our partners at Westmead and beyond to provide world-class education and training and meet the needs of the communities in which we serve.”
Upcoming courses at Westmead:
Customer Service Excellence
Mentoring Skills for Leaders
The Psychology of Influence
Interested staff and community members can register online now at: https://cce.sydney.edu.au/westmead-campus