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Business and Professional Development Services

A number of professional bodies and service providers offer business and professional development opportunities:

 Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

The AIM hosts a diverse range of luncheon and breakfast meetings every second month of the year - click here for more information.


Australian Psychological Society - Sunshine Coast

The APS promotes the discipline of psychology and the professional standards of its members.  This Sunshine Coast branch provides peer group support, networking and professional development opportunities throughout the year.  For more info go to 


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P: 0408 736 994                              F:(07) 5452 6896                                     



Chambers of Commerce

The Maroochy and Noosa Chambers of Commerce and the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry hold regular networking events. Go to, and for more info.

CPD Point (Continuing Professional Development Point)

This is a website dedicated to providing information about continuing professional development for professionals across a wide range of industries. For more information see

The Mental Health Academy

The Mental Health Academy provides professional development for the counsellors, psychologists and those working in the mental health industry. This site includes a wide range of courses and videos which are available online and are recognised by most relevant professional bodies. For more information please see:

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

PACFA is the peak body for Member Associations which meet the standards developed by consensus as appropriate for professional practitioners within the disciplines of Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Australian community.  For information on professional activities offered by PACFA go to

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Australia - Play Therapy Australia is Australia's leading professional training organization in Child Centered Play Therapy.  Play Therapy training with Play Therapy Australia will be recognised by the Australian Play Therapists Association  Play Therapy Australia is an approved training provider with the Association for Play Therapy, USA and with the Australian Counselling Association. For information about Play Therapy workshops and training programs, please go to 

Play Therapy Australasia (PTAU) - PTAU offers play therapy training which is approved by the Australian Counselling Association and which conforms to international standards. Certificate, diploma and post graduate programs are available. For more information see

Sandplay Australia - Sandplay Australia offers a variety of workshops and training in the techniques of Sandplay Therapy for graduates of approved courses. For more information see


The Queensland Law Society (QLS)

The QLS offers an extensive range of conferences and seminars in Brisbane and regional centres. These programs address the latest legislative changes and case updates in addition to current practice-management issues. QLS regional members can access Brisbane-based seminars via our extensive videoconferencing network.  Click here for more info.

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association Ltd (RCSA)

The RCSA provides a range of professional development opportunities for those already working in the recruitment industry and for those who wish to join the industry.

Click here for regular events, including conferences and workshops.  

Richards Consulting

Richards Consulting provides professional knowledge and skills relevant to the problems  faced in business.  Rod Richards is a specialist in developing new business projects and his background and experience include thirteen years of business consulting and business   mentoringClick here for more information.

Ph: 0408 750 502E:


 Scholastic Seminars

The Scholastic Seminar Program offers informative and motivating professional development seminars for Australian Educators.  The program has been designed to provide up-to-date information on curriculum and syllabus innovations as well as practical ideas that can be readily applied in the classroom. 

Click here for contact details.


Sunshine Coast Business Council

The Council is the peak industry body representing those who conduct business on the Sunshine Coast.  Its aim is to support business and to work constructively with Government and other non-business bodies.  The Council seeks to create a business environment that will create jobs and opportunities for the next generation of residents.
Ph: 0407 331 517        F: (07) 5476 7065         E:
Mail: PO Box 1879, Buderim  Q. 4556


Sunshine Coast Regional Council

The Council offers a broad range of professional and business development opportunities.  Subscribe to their newsletter to keep abreast of events or bookmark the link to the events calendar:

The Council is committed to providing support for businesses and business-people on the Sunshine Coast.  See the link below for links to products 


Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network

The Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network was established in 1992 and has a growing membership of more than 350 professional and career focused women. Members come from all walks of life and types of business activity... from senior executives to business students, business owners to employees. Today the Network is recognised as the peak body representing professional and businesswomen in the Region.
Ph: 0412 525 854                                                                       E:
Mail: PO Box 518, Buddina  Q.  4575



Target Training is a training organisation specialising in Australian recognised and non-recognised courses. These include all topics relating to sales and service, frontline management, business management, retail operations, business administration and employee development. 

With access to Australian Government subsidies, it means the majority of employers can have their staff trained with no out of pocket expenses. All programs and resources are completely tailored around your workplace policies and procedures.

Specialist audit processes include Mystery Shopper assessments to measure the level of customer service offered in a business.

Target Training also provides Business Audits that act as a health check for a business in order to identify problems and design action plans to remedy them and grow the business.

Ph(07) 5443 1884             Fax: 0449 584 240                    

Postal Address: PO Box 5219, Maroochydore BC, Q. 4558


The Workplace Research Centre

The Workplace Research Centre is a leading authority on the changing nature of work and employer/employee relations.  The Centre has helped workplaces operate more effectively, including via professional training designed to complement individual and organisational development plans. The programs have a deserved reputation for quality, value-for-money and practical relevance. On-the-job portability is enhanced via experiential program design and interactive delivery.

Click here for more info on conferences and training, including videos, podcasts and webcasts.

Web Wednesdays
This is a monthly networking opportunity initiated by the Creative Collective for creative & ICT professionals, marketing executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, and anyone wanting to learn more about the internet. For more information please email: or go to

Women in Development (WID)

An initiative of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, WID aims to support and encourage women working in the Sunshine Coast Development and Construction Industry. For more information about upcoming events contact (07) 5493 9091 or email or go to



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