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. 

Check out our upcoming workshops, upcoming webinars, and registration policy below.

Upcoming Workshops

SCIS will be hosting professional learning workshops in NSW during Term 3, 2016.In each location we will be hosting our three-hour hands-on workshop, which covers the use of SCIS to support the provision of a more effective service for school libraries.

These workshops are open to all school library staff. The workshops offer an in-depth understanding of SCIS products and services. Participants will enhance their understanding of SCIS as a database of consistent catalogue records for educational resources, created to international standards.

Please note that these workshops are 'bring your own device' events, however, it is not essential for you to bring a device to the workshop.


Date: Thursday 28 July, 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: North Sydney Boys High School, Crowsnest, NSW 2065


Date: Friday 29 July, 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Hunter River High School, Heatherbrae, NSW, 2324

Please note: Each participant is required to register on their own booking form. The cost of each workshop is $120 per person, which includes materials and light catering.

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

Upcoming Webinars

In August, SCIS is 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:
  • New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria – 2.00pm
  • Northern Territory, South Australia – 1.30pm
  • Western Australia – 12.00pm
  • New Zealand – 4.00pm

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

An Introduction to SCIS (FREE)

Tuesday 2 August, 2.003.00pm AEST, 4.005.00pm NZST

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 AUD/NZD)

Tuesday 9 August, 2.003.00pm AEST, 4.005.00pm NZST
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 AUD/NZD)

Tuesday 16 August, 2.003.00pm AEST, 4.005.00pm NZST
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.

 Technical requirements

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

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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Professional learning workshops

In Term 3, SCIS will be hosting workshops in Sydney on Thursday 28 July, and in Newcastle on Friday 29 July. Click here to register.

Professional learning webinars

In August, SCIS will be presenting three professional learning webinars. These will be held at 2.00pm AEST on the first three Tuesdays in August. Visit our professional learning page to find further details, or click here to register.

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

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