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Our professional education courses are developed with an emphasis on providing practical, relevant and current content specific to your profession. Please find a list of our current course offerings below.

Conversations for life

Conversations for life is an early suicide prevention training course that runs for half a day. Conversations for life provides participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with others who are starting to show signs of distress. This course is supported by ConNetica's Conversations for life Mobile Applications.

For more information and to register click here

Fraser Coast Health Professionals: Local Education and Research Nexus (FCHP: LEARN)

USC Fraser Coast is hosting fortnightly workshops from the Fraser Coast Health Professionals: Local Education and Research Nexus (FCHP: LEARN). This interdisciplinary education program has been developed by local health professionals for local health practitioners. Workshops will focus on 3 main areas - Workplace management and leadership, Professional practice and Research skills. These workshops are targeted toward health practitioners and students from all sectors who are seeking continuing education in a variety of fields. The sessions are developed by USC academic staff in partnership with local health professionals. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings between 5.15pm and 7.15pm at USC Fraser Coast. The following sessions are planned for this year:

  • 20 June - Tools for Leading Teams - Professional practice: Tools for successful team leadership.
  • 18 July - Research for Dummies - Foundational concepts in health research, for clinicians, researchers, students and health workers.
  • 15 August - Ethics in Healthcare - Human rights, privacy, confidentiality, advocacy.
  • 19 September - Reducing Stress - Practical strategies for handling your busy life.
  • 17 October - Ideas to Action - Steps for creating projects and funding applications from concept to completion.
  • 21 November - Becoming a Plugged in Global Health Professional - Accountability, responsibility and systems to support self-promotion and networking: ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Facebook, social media, marketing.
  • 12 December - Innovations in Healthcare + Introduction to the 2018 program - New trends, tools and techniques

Each session is A$35. Students of health programs may attend for a discounted rate of $10 per session. Please book and pay online through USC online payments. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list to receive regular updates on upcoming sessions, contact Julie Martyn via email jmartyn@usc.edu.au.

Grammar basics

Do you need a refresher on the principles of English grammar? Would you like to learn how to confidently punctuate a document? This lively course will help you to understand the appropriate use of English grammar and punctuation.

Dates: Saturday 15 July, Friday 25 August, Monday 2 October, Friday 17 November  - Sippy Downs campus

Monday 10 July -  Gympie campus

For more information and to register click here

Present like no-one's watching - taking the pain out of public speaking

Public speaking is one of the most feared of all human activities, which is why good speakers are so respected. They have conquered the fear and have dared to share their passion and vulnerability; they have experienced the liberation of being able to communicate.

This course will explain how you can deal with these anxieties, teach you relaxation techniques to express the real you and show you how to create an authentic rapport with your audience. This is a practical course conducted in a supportive environment. Individual feedback will be provided on the day.

For more information and to register click here

The Fraser Coast Arts Collective and Hervey Bay Regional Gallery present a series of arts industry skills training workshops for local creatives.

Art and money

Where: USC Fraser Coast
Executive Suite Seminar Room, Level 2, Building C
When:  Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: A$30
Facilitator: Trudie Leigo

Register - email:  Melissa.Duncan@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or Tel: 4197 4206

Art and money Part 2

Where: USC Fraser Coast
When: Saturday 29 July 2017 and Sunday 30 July 2017
Time: 10am-3pm both days
Cost: A$60
Facilitator: Stephen Clark

Register - email:  Melissa.Duncan@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or Tel: 4197 4206

For detailed information on all workshops visit Our Fraser Coast

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