In addition to the range of formal learning courses available through the Unit, we offer a number of schemes to encourage professional staff to undertake development opportunities.

The following schemes are available to support your learning journey. Check out the details below and select the fund name for more information. 

  Overview Funding Eligibility Restrictions Examples
Provides funding towards costs such as registration fees, resources, travel and  accommodation Up to $3,500 per application Continuing or fixed term professional staff with 12 months or more
continuous service
Limited to one successful application every two years per individual

VET qualifications



Provides funding to participate in conferences or training opportunities
external to the University
Up to $700 per calendar year Continuing or fixed term professional staff Multiple applications accepted, with the total capped at $700 per
calendar year

Short courses



Provides assistance to engage in study to further your career

Up to 6 hrs paid leave per week

Up to 5 days a year for exams

Reimbursement of student services fees

Continuing or fixed term professional staff Block Study Assistance may be granted to support block course




Provides assistance to travel interstate or overseas to study matters related to your professional duties Up to a maximum of $5000 Professional staff at HEO Level 8 or above Applications close each March for programs to be undertaken in the following year

Meet subject matter experts

Attend conferences



Provides the opportunity to attend Flinders’ lectures for general interest Up to 6 hours of paid leave per week to attend lectures Continuing or fixed term professional staff Unable to access tutorials, labs or field tripsNo assessment permittedDoes not award course credit Auditing of lecture-based topics subject to approval by Topic