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.