University of Sydney offers education opportunities to Westmead Precinct

University of Sydney senior lecturer Megan Phelps (right) with students (left to right) Christopher Denes, Beth Horsburgh, Hafsa Rana, Benjamin Law and Jake Rhodes.

Want to improve your leadership or project management skills? Fancy learning more about emotional intelligence?

The University of Sydney’s professional development and short courses centre, the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), will offer courses at the Westmead Precinct from this Friday.

The 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 held at the University’s Westmead campus will run until the end of this year, with enrolments open to all staff across the precinct and Western Sydney community members. The CCE plans to expand course offerings in 2020.

CCE director Kylie Mayes said the Centre is ready to contribute to the University’s Western Sydney Strategy and $500m commitment to the future of the region.

“With over 20,000 enrolments accessing CCE’s professional and personal development courses each year, about 15% of the enrolments are currently coming from people who live in Western Sydney. 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 will initially be on professional courses targeted at staff across the Westmead Precinct, as well as other professionals who live or work in in Western Sydney.

Westmead Precinct staff were surveyed earlier this year to determine which courses would be held, with a diverse range of courses across business management and workplace psychology now available for registration.

Professor Chris Peck, Director of the University’s Westmead Initiative, said he was thrilled to welcome the Centre of Continuing Education to the Westmead campus.

“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.”

Interested staff and community members can register online now for the following upcoming courses held at Westmead:

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The NSW Government has identified the importance of global health precincts to support its ageing and expanding community with the $1 billion-plus Westmead Redevelopment.

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