Governance training for community organisations

Delivered in partnership by VCOSS and Justice Connect NFP Law

VCOSS and Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law are providing community organisations with governance and legal training at an affordable cost.

There are three different training courses available in Bendigo on 12/13 December 2018 and Melbourne on 5/6 March 2019.

You can opt to attend one, two or all three.

Click here to register for Bendigo
Click here to register for Melbourne


Session 1:
Governing a Community Organisation
Session 2:
Safety, Risk and Insurance
Session 3: 
Privacy Law for Not-for-profit Organisations
Best for: Board/committee members and senior employees Best for: Board/committee members and senior employees Best for: Board/committee members, employees and volunteers
  • The legal role of committee members as decision makers
  • The difference between governance and management
  • The legal status and structure of your organisation and what this means for governance
  • The importance of your organisation’s rules and legal purpose or objects
  • The four main legal duties of committee members
  • Other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
  • Potential liabilities and how to protect yourself and your organisation
  • Why is safety so important?
  • Thinking about both physical and mental safety
  • Understanding occupational/work health safety and negligence laws
  • Child safety
  • How to identify and manage key risks for community organisations
  • The types of insurance and protections available







  • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation
  • An explanation of key terms and how to understand them
  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws
  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information
  • Requests for personal information from courts, police and others
  • What to do if there is a privacy complaint or data breach




Note: minimum numbers are required in order for the sessions to run.

VCOSS and Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law look forward to delivering these training sessions, and hope to expand to new locations across Victoria in 2019.

If you’ve any questions, please email or call 9235 1000 and ask for Chelsea.