The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney run courses and seminars that can be useful for people interested in improving public transport, like members of WSPTU groups.
Here is an advertisement from their website for an upcoming course:
Understanding bus network planning
The aim of this one-day course on network planning is to better understand the principles of bus network planning, guidelines for planning in NSW, and trade-offs in planning bus networks. The course will benefit state government planners, local government, bus operators, and community representatives. The course is presented by Professor Corinne Mulley and Dr Rhonda Daniels from ITLS and Clayton Davidson from Busways.
Date: Friday 28 October 2011, 9am to 4.30pm
Cost: $200 (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and course materials (copies of the powerpoint presentations and additional written notes and resources).
All of the above courses will be held at ITLS, 144 Burren Street, Newtown, Sydney