Appita offers a range of short course programs over a range of topics that can be delivered at your company site. The short courses have been established to provide short term intensive professional development opportunities. The courses are presented by leading experts from industry and research. They are designed for an international audience and cover topics of interest for people working in research and development, specialists working in the pulp and paper industry and associated industries.   


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Paper Performance and Testing Fundamentals – Virtual Course

5th May 2021 – 23rd June 2021 (Closed)
Paper Performance and Testing Fundamentals is a mid-level course consisting of on-line modules and virtual workshops aimed at providing an overview of paper and paperboard testing methods and the paper performance they describe. This course will be valuable for those who need a broad understanding of paper performance and the testing needed to control and maintain paper quality.  Read more

Instructor: Russell Allan, Director, Aurelia Group
Registration closed.


Fundamentals of Finance for Non-Finance Professionals in the Pulp, Paper and Packaging Industry

30th June 2021 – 11th August 2021
FIT Virtual Classroom combines e-learning with virtual facilitated workshops that are designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This course is designed to give non-finance professionals a background and improved understanding to concepts that are used in the financial decision-making processes. Read more.

Instructor: Peter Williams, Management Consultant
Registration closes: 23rd June 2021


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Pump Systems – Fundamentals and Energy Reduction

18 August 2021 and conclude on the 6 October 2021.

Pump Systems – Fundamentals and Energy Reduction is a mid-level course consisting of on-line modules aimed at providing an overview of fundamental principles and methods to improve the efficiency and reduce energy consumption of pump systems. Read more

Instructor: Dr. Martin Atkins, Waikato University
Registration closes Wed 4 August 2021

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Emerging Leaders Program for Pulp, Paper & Packaging Young Professionals

March 2022 - Expression of Interest Open Now
Appita is delighted to be partnering with Proteus Solutions to deliver the new Emerging Leaders Program. Over the Emerging Leaders program, expert facilitator from Proteus will deliver 4 x 3-hour virtual sessions exploring a range of topics, all focused on giving future leaders a launchpad to success. Read more
Instructor: Brett Hutchinson, Regional Leader SA/WA - Lead Educator
Registration closes 28 Jan 2022