Performance Review & Development Program
Training Plan – briefing sessions, skills development sessions, skills enhancement activities
Roles and Responsibilities
Course overview 2003
The Performance Review & Development Program is the University’s formal process of
Performance Management of staff. Performance Management is about aligning individual and
professional goals with the operational and strategic objectives of the University and a means
of generating feedback on progress and achievements for individuals and for the
The process will usually occur over a planning year, with an active informal involvement by
supervisors and staff members during that period, and culminating in a more formal review of
progress in anticipation of the next planning period.
Staff with supervisory responsibilities need to understand their role and responsibility in the
process and also ensure they develop and enhance communication and coaching skills. Staff
with no supervisory responsibilities also need to understand their role and responsibility in the
process, the value of the process in their career development and the importance of their
ongoing development of communication in this context.
Performance Review & Development Program (PRDP)
The Performance Review & Development Program, agreed as part of the Enterprise
Agreement 2000-2003 and the TAFE Teaching Staff Certified Agreement 2000-2003, has a
set of core principles and specified staff participation and training requirements. These have
been used to inform the PRDP Training Plan.
The Performance Review & Development Program operates in the context of some core
• Promote career planning and development
• Ensure individual work planning is aligned with the Strategic Intent of the School/Section
• Provide for at least an annual opportunity to formally review achievements, revise goals,
gain feedback on performance and discuss broader career and organisational issues
• Provide a means to identify address staff development and training needs for individuals
and groups of staff
• Provide a means of linking performance and salary incremental progression where
All staff members who are employed in full time or part-time continuing positions or are
employed on fixed term contracts for more than one year participate in PRDP.
Effective implementation of the Performance Review & Development Program is based on:
· Continuous improvement processes
· Leadership and support by all senior managers
· Positive outcomes recognised by staff
· Commitment to associated training and development
Performance Review & Development Training Plan
The Training Plan aims to support staff through three stages:
Briefing sessions providing a short introduction to and overview of the Performance
2.Skills Development Sessions
Short courses (usually a half day) to ensure that more comprehensive skills development
associated with performance management are available.
3.Skill Enhancement Activities
Enhancement seminars and skills development will be arranged on a consultancy basis, for
individual development and as a complementary suite of offerings to performance
Roles and Responsibilities
Senior Managers are responsible for implementation of Performance Management in their
area using the University Performance Review & Development Program Policy and
All supervisors have specific responsibility for ensuring that Performance Management, using
the University Performance Review & Development Program Policy and Procedure, is
implemented for all staff for whom they are nominated as supervisor.
Human Resources has responsibility for monitoring its operation, providing support through
briefings and training, collecting feedback and working on its continuous improvement. For
further information contact Annette Chappell on 53 279472.
Course overview 2003
Training and Development sessions are available to Staff and to Staff Supervisors across the
three staffing groups of General Staff, TAFE Teaching Staff and Academic Staff.
• · General Staff
• · General Staff Supervisors
• · Academic Staff
• · Academic Staff Supervisors
• · TAFE Teachers
• · TAFE Teaching Staff Supervisors
Briefing sessions of 1 hour duration will cover material such as:
What is my role and what are my responsibilities in the PRDP
What is the PRDP procedure?
How do I prepare for the planning and review meetings?
What are the links to other Human Resources processes?
How can I further enhance my skills in this area?
Skill development Sessions (half day workshops)
Skill Development Sessions aim to provide staff with a deeper understanding of the
Performance Review and Development program and its three components of
“Plan-Coach-Review” in the annual Performance Management cycle. These sessions will
address role clarity and position descriptions, development of Performance Plans and
Professional Development Plans, workshop activity on setting objectives and using
performance indicators and preparing personal and/or team plans to achieve objectives in
Skill Enhancement Activities
Skill Enhancement Activities could be lectures, seminars, workshops that address the
development of staff in areas to enhance and complement performance management of self
and others. Enhancement Activities will be available on a consultancy basis and inquiries can
be made to Annette Chappell on Ph: 53 27 9472 to discuss your requirements:
Examples of workshops available immediately on a fee for service are:
• Making Use of different typologies for improved workplace interaction – MBTI,
• Career Development for Women
• Managing Conflict in the Workplace
• Effective Negotiation
• Coaching for Leaders and Managers
• Emotional Intelligence at Work
• Creativity through Change
• Managing Diversity
• Managing Effective Meetings
• Succession Planning
• 360’ Feedback
All inquiries may be directed to