Given the current situation, the 2021 Supervisory Skills course will be held virtually over a 4 week period beginning Monday 15 November to Thursday 9 December. It is anticipated that participants will be required to attend 9 sessions of 1.5hrs to 2hrs each over this period. A detailed schedule will be issued to participants once all registrations have been received.

The safety of the participants and presenters are a priority for the ACATG. It is the intention of the Executive Committee that the course will revert back to a residential course when it is safe to do so.

  • Simon Hilton (Accru – Melbourne)
  • With various external presenters:
    • Team Focus
    • Warwick Carell
    • Greg O’Brien

Participants will be expected to attend 9 sessions over the 4 week period.


The 2021 Level 3 course will be run virtually.


Attendees of this course will be qualified and be in charge of the field work for an audit, business services or other assignments, reporting directly to a Partner or Manager. They will also be the key liaison representative of the firm with the client. They will generally be at Supervisor level.

Attendees may also be in other professional areas of the firm (e.g. tax, insolvency, wealth management) and in administrative areas of the firm.


The aim of this course is to assist candidates in developing their supervisory skills.


This course covers a variety of subjects which are discussed under the following general headings:

  • Team Dynamics – REACH Personality profiling, team leading, communication, motivation, reward and recognition, ownership and commitment, involvement
  • Problem-solving techniques – brainstorming, mind-mapping, now-where-how
  • Client & People development techniques – understanding client needs, relationship building, being a facilitator rather than an expert
  • Appraisals, coaching and mentoring – how to be effective

The sessions include group discussions and projects, and exercises to put the necessary skills into practice. Some exercises are conducted outdoors.


The course is conducted by a course leader who co-ordinates all sessions, both presenting and facilitating modules, which are presented by specialist external presenters.  This is to facilitate maximum benefit of continuity, to promote exchange of ideas, and maximise the benefit each attendee gains from the course.

No formal assessment is prepared for each participant. We consider that this enables participants to be more open in their discussions, in a ‘safe’ environment.

The performance of each attendee is monitored by the course leader. However, where significant issues are noted, participants are advised and in extreme cases this is fed back to their firm, to address any issues.


Dress is casual.


2021 course: $1,900 (held virtually)
2020 course: Course not held
2019 course: $2,640

Fees include tuition, and are GST inclusive.

Registrations  are now open. Please register by COB Friday 5 November.

Training Course fees include tuition, travel to Sydney, accommodation (twin share), all meals, and are GST inclusive. For more information click here.

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