Professional Learning

SCIS provides training on the use of SCIS products and services, and is also able to deliver professional learning for schools in the areas of cataloguing, school library management, information literacy, resourcing the curriculum, and social media. 

Upcoming Webinars

In Term 1, 2017, SCIS will be running three webinars that will include information relevant to both Australian and New Zealand users. Each session is scheduled at 2pm AEST and runs for approximately 45–60 minutes.

As the webinars will be accessed from a number of different time zones, please check the list below for your live session time:

  • Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania 3:00pm
  • South Australia 2:30pm
  • Queensland 2:00pm
  • Western Australia 12:00pm
  • Northern Territory 1:30pm
  • New Zealand 5:00pm

All webinars are $25AUD/NZD/USD per session (excluding the free Introduction to SCIS webinar). Participants will be invoiced in their relevant currency.

An Introduction to SCIS (FREE)

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 2:003:00pm AEST, 5:006:00pm NZDT
A free overview of SCIS products and services and how they can help to organise resources in schools. The webinar includes an overview of how SCIS subscribers can request and download records.

Downloading SCIS Records ($25.00)

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 2:003:00pm AEST, 5:006:00pm NZDT
How you can turn a set of resources, whether they are digital or physical items, into catalogue records that your students and staff can find and use for teaching and learning outcomes.

Search and Selection on the SCIS Catalogue ($25.00)

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 2:003:00pm AEST, 5:006:00pm NZDT
This webinar will provide you with a range of techniques for searching on the SCIS catalogue, and for using SCIS as a resource curation tool.

For enquiries, please contact customer service on 03 9207 9600 or

Technical requirements

Our webinars are hosted via Adobe Connect. For details on accessing these sessions, please visit our help page.


There are no workshops scheduled at this time. Our next round of workshops will be announced in Connections.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Submission of the online booking form is considered a firm registration unless a note is made on the form that school approval is required. Schools will be invoiced prior to the professional learning event. Please indicate on the form if you require a personal rather than school invoice.


Workshop cost includes materials and light catering.

Registration is charged per person. Registrations cancelled less than two weeks before the workshop date, and all non-attendees, will be invoiced at the full cost. A substitute person is always welcome to attend.


Registration is charged per person, per session. Once invoiced, we cannot accept cancellations.


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What's new

Educational Lending Right (ELR) survey

We have commenced inviting 750 Australian schools to participate in the ELR School Library Survey. Read more about the valuable initiative here, and how your participation can help to support Australian book creators.

Our New Zealand bank account is here!

We are pleased to announce that SCIS has set up a New Zealand bank account. All renewal invoices for NZ SCIS customers will be in NZD and will contain our NZ bank account details. For further information, please email

New Authority File update

We have released an updated version of SCIS Authority Files for September 2016. If you are subscribed to Authority Files, you can download them from our Authority Files page.

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