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Testimonial: I have found that the new HDAA Knowledge Base reduces the time it takes me to research industry stats & reliable information for the ITSM sector. It’s easy to use search functionality encompassing KCS principles, helps to filter & tailor my searches more accurately & there are numerous new services now available through the website. Every time I return to the site there is new information published. Very impressive.
Chris Powderly, Support & Services Manager, Allens

HDAA Workshop topics are chosen for their relevance to the industry as well as from our members. Whether revitalising a topic due to industry evolution or bringing you something totally new, HDAA. more >>          To view a demonstration video on how to register, click hereWorkshop Registration Demonstration

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars:

Improving the Customer Experience through AI 

Melbourne - 20th Nov 2019
Brisbane -  26th Nov 2019
Sydney -  28th Nov 2019

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KCS (Knowledge Centred Service)

The Consortium is a non-profit alliance of organizations focused on innovation for the support industry. Members create innovative ideas through a process of collective thinking and experience. further KCS Resources >>

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Knowledge-Centered Service - KCS Training 

Other Support Centre Training Courses & Certifications.

Calculating the running costs of the Service Desk and the cost per incident to the organisation can be like Pandora's Box depending on the level of detail required and what it is you are trying to justify or prove. Below are some calculators to assist.


What is ITIL? 

ITIL is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world.  ITIL provides a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services to the business. more >>

ITIL Training supplied by HDAA     


     ITIL Overview Day             
     ITIL Foundation Training
     ITIL - Apollo 13 Simulation Game Training Day
     ITIL Intermediate – Operational Support & Analysis

These templates provide you with a starting point for your own policies, processes and procedure documentation for your organisation - why reinvent the wheel? These templates are based on best practice frameworks, principles and methods used in the Service and Support Profession.   more >>

Latest Releases:

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HDAA provides a number of benchmarking reports for the Australian and New Zealand Service and Support industry. If you are a Silver Level Member or above you also have access to HDI’s reports. more>>

Latest Reports:

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The first major update to ITIL since 2011.
We are in a time of unprecedented change, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is characterized by the digital transformation of our world and the unavoidable interaction between humans, digital technologies and physical assets. 
In this fast-paced and complex environment, organizations need to: 

  • Be more agile 
  • Be better equipped to adapt what they do
  • Be ready to adopt new ways of working to succeed

ITIL 4 has been designed to help organizations meet the increasing demand from the current complex digital environment.

See our training calendar or contact HDAA now to discuss any training needs 

Use our vendor directory and obtain information about possible vendors and their products.

Please note that HDAA remains neutral to its members, the industry and vendors and does not have any affiliation with or endorse any particular product.

Looking for a New Vendor/Supplier?

Held in HDAA's Knowledge Base is a variety of information to assist you with the vendor selection process that every service desk has to go through. Here are a few samples for your review:


  • How to Create a Winning Support Strategy in the Age of Digital Transfo...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 06 November 2019
    The era of digital transformation has injected new life into the old wisdom, “The only constant in life is change.” In our plugged-in world, change is happening at a br... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Live the Dream: Create a Team Vision and Put It into Action...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Tue 29 October 2019
    This is the second article in my series that explores how managers at every level can use strategic thinking techniques to increase their team’s effectiveness and their impac... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Duquesne University’s Journey to Build a Strong Student Support Staff...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 23 October 2019
    In tech support for higher education, we have the unique opportunity to provide students with a great real-world experience of serving others while gaining valuable technology skil... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Asset Management, Compliance, and Security: A Fight Waiting to Happen?...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Tue 22 October 2019
    Right. So, if you’ve read past the title, you’ve probably already got a picture in your head. But before we start chucking barstools and beer mugs, let’s take a m... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • The Switch: Leverage Your Support Analyst Staff Position to Find the N...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 16 October 2019
    When I graduated college, my first job offer was for a position as a service desk technician. I was overjoyed, feeling like I was about to enter into adulthood with a “real j... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • ITSM Should Be the Star, Not the Wallflower, at Your DevOps Party...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Tue 15 October 2019
    Support is often the forgotten partner in any DevOps initiative. Where we have come a long way in making sure development partners well with operations to get new releases up and r... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Changing Your ITSM Tool: But I Liked It the Old Way!...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 10 October 2019
    As humans, we tend to love our status quo: we like knowing what we need to do, how to do it, and when it needs to be done. So, it’s not surprising that when we discover our p... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Changes at the Help Desk: The Emerging Tech Hat Trick...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 09 October 2019
    We’re seeing massive changes in the IT environment. It is creating what I call a “great drift northward” in terms of skills that the tech worker needs. As... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • The Key to CMDB Success...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Tue 08 October 2019
    The promised benefits of a CMDB are rarely argued and generally desired. The realization of those promises, however, are evasive. Several years ago, there was talk of nearly 80... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • The Importance of Performance Reviews for Your Team...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 04 October 2019
    If your organization does formal annual reviews it is a good idea to have periodic check-ins with your team throughout the year. This gives both you and your team a chance to make ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • It’s a Disaster! Building an Effective Business Continuity Plan...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 02 October 2019
    As technology has become more pervasive within almost every type of business, the concept of having a concrete plan to respond to problems becomes more critical. In the past, &ldqu... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Standards-Based, Process-Driven Continual Service Improvement...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 27 September 2019
    One of the recurring issues consultants experience during their long careers, is the eventual abandonment of Continual Service Improvement (CSI) efforts. There seems to be a point ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • More than a Ticket: Customer-Focused Experience Design in ITSM...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 19 September 2019
    The support ticket is the lifeblood of any service desk. To many, it is the end, the beginning, the alpha and the omega, and the reason we wake up every day. Alright, that may be a... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Working in Support Is a Career! My Journey to Find My Passion as a Sup...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 18 September 2019
    Trying new things can be scary. Taking your career in a totally different direction after being laid off, with an infant at home no less, is the kind of scary that’s best avo... Read More Login or register to post comments

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When HDAA receives a Member Request (MR) for advice from a member, we manage and coordinate its definition, distribution, collation, analysis and response. These become published 'MR Outcomes' which are distributed to all members as a major source of collective information, knowledge and experience. more >>

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HDAA is Australasia's leading resource for service and support centre training, emerging trends and best practices. Our training courses, in ITIL, Resilia and HDI Service and Support Centre Certifications, are established by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners. more >>                2019 Training Calendar

HDAA provides public training courses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as well as onsite and online training courses.

ITIL Foundation
Apollo 13 Simulation Game Training
Support Centre Training
Service Desk Training

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HDAA (formerly Help Desk Association Australasia) is a Gold Partner of HDI (formerly Help Desk Institute) and with HDAA Silver Level membership and above Members can access all the research from HDI, such as: more >>

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