NEW : Learning List

Online Professional Development for School Governors and Leaders

Curated and bespoke training for school governing bodies, boards, councils and executives.

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The New GRC Learning List

Governance, Risk and Compliance for School Governors and Leaders (GRC List for short) was created specifically to help school governors and leaders understand their GRC and school leadership obligations in the fast-changing and complex regulatory environment schools operate in. It includes over 20 hours of learning.

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Why will your school governors and leaders appreciate the GRC List?

Because it will help them with their role! This learning was created specifically for them and addresses the critical GRC issues that schools face. It fills the gap in school-specific knowledge that many governors don’t know, no matter how skilled they are in their primary professions.

  • It’s convenient – it’s online so they can learn at any time and from anywhere

  • It saves money – it’s far more cost effective than face-to-face training

  • It’s learning they can trust – it’s curated by the leaders in governance risk and compliance for Australian non-government schools

  • It's learning they can choose - in addition to completing assigned training, they can also choose additional learning they want to complete - with over 20 hours of Professional Development (PD) to select from

Why will your Business Manager/Bursar or Compliance Officer appreciate this list?

  • Your school governors and leaders will appreciate that you are saving them time and money while providing more PD than they would get in face-to-face training
  • Learning is delivered via an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art staff learning platform that lets you assign, track and report on, so you can evidence board training

  • Learning content is trustworthy, relevant and kept up-to-date

  • The GRC list includes Responsible Persons training from a NESA approved provider

     

Ultimately, business managers can feel confident they are doing the best by their governing body and leadership by providing this learning to them!

What topics are included in the GRC List?

  • Board and Executive Management – including Governance for Non-Government Schools, Complaints Handling, Cyber Security, Conflicts of Interest and Business Ethics.

  • Enterprise Risk Management for Schools.

  • NSW Responsible Persons by a NESA-accredited provider.

  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance – including Workplace Safety, Privacy, Child Protection and the new Whistleblower Protection Laws.

  • Governing for Student Wellbeing – including social media usage and anti-bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

The list provides both the tools and a focus for your School Leaders and Board to meet their governance, risk and compliance accountability.

  • Board & Executive Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Governing for Student Wellbeing
  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance
  • NSW Responsible Persons - Professional Learning

Complaints Handling for Schools

Complaints Handling for Schools Whitepaper

Two New ‘10002’ Complaints Handling Standards – Now That’s Confusing

The Governance Challenge Whitepaper

Non-Financial Reporting for Non-Government Schools Whitepaper

Governance for Non-Government Schools (NSW)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (Vic)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (Tas)

Governance for Non-State Schools (Qld)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (SA)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (WA)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (NT)

Governance for Non-Government Schools (ACT)

Financial Literacy for Managers

Business Ethics

Anti Bribery and Corruption

Fraud Awareness

Cyber Security

Information Governance

Enterprise Risk Management for Schools (Part 1)

Enterprise Risk Management for Schools (Part 2)

12 Keys Risks for School Boards Whitepaper

ISO 31000 - Changes You Need to Know About

Reputation Risk for Schools in the Age of Social Media

Risk Perspectives: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Cookbook (Part 1)

Risk Perspectives: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Cookbook (Part 2)

Managing Social Media Risks in Schools Whitepaper

Boarding Whitepaper

Child Protection for Managers

Internet and Social Media

Social Media in the Workplace

Bullying: The Risks and Impacts (Part 1)

Bullying: The Risks and Impacts (Part 2)

Anti-Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Managers

Equal Employment Opportunity

Sexual Harassment

Workplace Bullying

Administration of Medication and its Risks in the School Environment

Effectively Managing Risk for Overseas Students

Mental Health in Schools: How to Get Young People to Seek Help

Sexting as a Social Norm: How Schools Can Address the Legal and Social Risks for Students

Student Welfare for Boarders – Far From Home and Culture

World Mental Health Day (Part 1)

World Mental Health Day (Part 2)

An Overview of Child Protection Laws in Australia

Schools and the Law

Harmonised Australian Work Health and Safety Laws Whitepaper

Work Health and Safety

Work Health And Safety for Managers

Due Diligence for Officers

Privacy Laws and Principles for Schools Whitepaper

Privacy Update: Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches Whitepaper

Privacy Awareness

Privacy - Employer and Employee Obligations

Privacy and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Data Breach Notification Regime

Whistleblowing Australia

The New Whistleblower Protection Laws

Modern Slavery Reporting Obligations

Australian Competition Law

Australian Consumer Law

Governance for Non-Government Schools (NSW)

Enterprise Risk Management for Schools (Part 1)

Enterprise Risk Management for Schools (Part 2)

Complaints Handling for Schools

Schools and the Law

An Overview of Child Protection Laws in Australia

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Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 7.24 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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NESA has approved this course content as addressing the governance requirements of Section 3.9 of NESA registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual and Section 5.9 of the NESA Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual. This course can contribute one hour of professional learning with regards to governance issues for each ‘resonsible person’ for the school to be delivered by a NESA approved training provider.

What are the NESA requirements for NSW schools?

New South Wales: Registered and Accredited Individual Non-Government Schools (NSW) Manual 3.9.3.4 and Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual 5.9.3.4 require that schools have policies and procedures in place with specific reference to the mandatory completion of 12 hours of professional learning in governance by board members and principals over a three-year time frame. Training must be predominantly in the context of school governance and provided by a NESA approved training body.

The GRC List includes NESA accredited training for ‘Responsible Persons’ and it provides NESA accredited training for Lead Teachers for APST 7.2.4, required of the maintenance of teacher accreditation.

CompliSpace is a NESA approved provider.

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What will your school governors and leaders experience when using this GRC List?

As a staff learning system user, you will be familiar with what you and your staff experience when it comes to learning on CompliLearn. But what will your governors experience?

How to get the GRC List for your school

It’s simple!

 

Step 01.

Click the button below to order the GRC List. You will receive a confirmation email.

Step 02.

This will alert the CompliLearn team to set up your staff learning system account and GRC List.

Step 03.

You will receive an email when the GRC List is ready along with instructions and support information.

Step 04.

We will email you in the future as we add additional learning to the GRC List. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for training for school governing bodies / boards or councils in other states and territories?

New South Wales: NESA require the mandatory completion of a minimum of twelve (12) hours of professional learning related to governance issues for each ‘responsible person’ for the school, over each three (3) year period from the time of commencing as a ‘responsible person’’. Professional learning must be delivered by a NESA approved training provider to be eligible.

An induction process for new responsible persons for a school is also required including, at a minimum, the mandatory successful completion of a NESA approved training program delivered by a NESA approved training provider.

Your school governors (Board/Council) and leaders are essential to your school’s success for creating and maintaining a safe environment where students can thrive and achieve outcomes.

South Australia: the Standards for Registration and Review of Registration of Schools in South Australia (paragraphs 2.9 and 2.10) require schools to provide appropriate PD and that their teaching and non-teaching staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors are regularly informed of their child protection and mandatory reporting obligations.

Western Australia: the Guide to Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-Government Schools 2020 - (Chapter 1) in relation to school governing body members requires evidence of training opportunities offered to and undertaken by members that target gaps in members’ knowledge and expertise as well as providing regular updates covering accountable and ethical decision making, complaints handling, duty of care and protective behaviours with particular attention paid to the context of school boarding facilities where applicable.

For other states and territories, there are no specific legislative requirements. Many school governors have high levels of commercial expertise and business acumen, but schools are unique and complex environments. This means that even the most experienced governors require specialist knowledge about schools, to supplement their existing skills, if they are going to maximise the impact of their service.

Who wrote the learning content in the CompliLearn GRC List?

The individual learning items in the GRC learning list were developed by a combination of CompliSpace’s own legal, editorial and education team as well approved third-party contributors. Curated by educators for educators, the PD content is mapped to APST standards (where relevant) and categorised by state (where appropriate). And it also includes content from some of the most trusted organisations in Australia. 

Is the CompliLearn GRC List just for School Governors?

No. The courses and resources included provide vital learning for your School Executive and senior leaders. Many of the resources can also be used to provide a wider understanding of the school's responsibilities to all of your staff members.

Can my school governors (board / council members) access this training if they don't have school email addresses?

Yes! CompliLearn supports both Single Sign On (SSO) for your school domain users, and local authentication with personal email addresses. Please refer to our Self-Help Portal for more information on this.

How can I see what PD is included in the GRC List?

Easy! You can review and download the full content catalogue here.

What will the learning experience be like for my school governors and leaders?

Click here to watch a short video that will show you what the CompliLearn GRC List will look like in your portal and a more detailed overview of the learning content.

How easy is it to use the learning platform for a learner?

CompliLearn is a platform for managing staff professional learning that includes curated learning content, self-directed learning features, tracking functionality and standards-based reporting. It’s easy to use for learners and we have a number of resources in our Self-Help Portal to help them get started and videos to take them through all the key steps. As a first step watch this video on a leaner's experience.

How easy is it to use the learning platform for an administrator?

CompliLearn is a platform for managing staff professional learning that includes curated learning content, self-directed learning features, tracking functionality and standards-based reporting. It’s easy to use for administrators and we have a number of resources in our Self-Help Portal to help get you started and videos to take you through all the key steps.

Does my school have to use other CompliSpace products to be eligible to get the GRC Learning List?

No! Any school can purchase the GRC List, regardless of their current or past relationship with CompliSpace. 

How much is the CompliLearn GRC List?

$2,900 ex GST per year. CompliLearn learning content is kept up to date and will be added to over time.

How do I pay for the CompliLearn GRC list?

It’s easy. Simply order the list by completing the form at the bottom of this page and we will invoice you within a week.

What happens after I order the list?

Once you order the list, we will send you an email confirming receipt of the order and details of next steps. You will be required to complete a short online questionnaire called a requirements checklist so we can set up your portal and share the content. Once completed, you will receive notification regarding next steps and when that the content is ready to use. This will also include instructions, links to our self-help portal, and videos showing next steps.

How will I know when I can access the GRC list and start assigning training to my governors and leaders?

You will receive an email notifying you that the content is ready to use. This will also include instructions, links to our Self-Help Portal here and videos showing next steps.

How do I assign specific training to my governors and leaders?

It’s easy! Learning content in CompliLearn can be assigned to individuals or groups.

If you have audiences that you plan to assign the same learning to (e.g. board members, the School Executive) you can create groups so that you can easily track progress and report on completion.

Please refer to the Self-Help Portal for more information on this.

How am I able to know/monitor if my governors have completed their training?

Easy! CompliLearn’s reporting features will track and monitor progress. For more information on these features please refer to our Self-Help Portal.

What if I have some questions and would like to talk to someone about the CompliLearn GRC list?

Please contact us at 1300 132 090 or email contactus@complispace.com.au.

What is your school's investment for the GRC List?

The GRC List is

$2,900ex GST

The GRC List is an annual subscription because we keep the content updated and are adding to it as new, relevant learning and new NESA accreditations come through.