Professional Development

Tap into professional development, recognition and learning opportunities that will elevate your career, expand your knowledge and give you the critical edge you need to succeed. Built on a peer-created Global Standard and a Career Road Map for communication professionals, IABC’s professional development programs offer a variety of outstanding opportunities for life-long career growth.

Mentorship Program

You have a job and want to learn and grow in your profession, with support and counsel from a senior communications professional. Or perhaps you’re an experienced communicator looking to support emerging talent. Mentoring relationships can benefit you both. More about the IABC Canberra mentor program >


Gold Quill Awards

Enter the prestigious Gold Quill Awards to have your work featured among the very best in the world. Sounds daunting? It’s not. We offer support and guidance to help you hone your submission. It’s a fantastic opportunity to understand what it takes to deliver an outstanding communications campaign. This year we want more Canberra communications teams to step forward and showcase their skills. Applications open for 2019 submissions later this year. In the meantime, you can follow the 2018 awards here:



Certification is a powerful tool to validate your expertise to potential clients and employers – and a great way to measure the progress you’ve made in your career. The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) has developed a certification program that aligns to IABC’s Global Standard and is recognised as an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) . Find out more about certification >


IABC Academy

Build your communication, public relations and marketing skills through access to online workshops and webinars delivered by globally-recognised communications, marketing and public relations specialists. They will provide you with strategies for addressing current and emerging issues facing communication professionals today. Build your communication skills and knowledge >

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