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Professional Development

Eligible Gold Coast Health employees are entitled to one ‘approved’ application per year to a maximum of $1,000 towards registration for attendance at conferences, workshops or short courses. Applicants invited to participate with an oral presentation at a conference will be entitled to a maximum of $5,000.

Increasing workforce confidence

By giving our workforce the opportunity to generate new knowledge, we can enable innovation by challenging what we are doing now and driving future-focused change.

What you need to know

The Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA) Committee will assess funding applications based on the key criteria:

  1. You will be asked to complete an online application form including a summary (no more than 500 words) outlining the request, which demonstrates the benefit and alignment to our strategic goals.
  2. Evidence to support your submission including:
    • conference/course flyer detailing fees/costs
    • Professional Development Allowance form (if applicable) 
    • quotes for accommodation, flights (if applicable)
    • Overseas Travel form and evidence of Ministerial approval application or copy of approval letter (if applicable)

Last updated 01 Mar 2023