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  • Lessons 31
  • Quizzes 3
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 4
  • Access 1460 Days
  • Students 127
  • Certificates Yes

Education and Care Services Committee and Board Induction

Learn the key concepts of good governance and how to apply them in this course designed for early education and care service committee and board members

The Department of Communities has developed this free online course in partnership with Linkwest and iClick2Learn to support committee and board members of community managed early education and care services based in regional Western Australia.

Through the principles of good governance, your committee will learn how to:

  • deliver a high standard of care to families, while meeting legal and regulatory requirements
  • assess, plan and implement good governance practices and compliance checks for your centre
  • improve the way your committee and management team plan, achieve and monitor long-term goals.

Understanding these fundamentals will put your service in a better position to attract funding and new families.

The course covers:

  • How governance differs from management
  • The four key elements of good governance
  • Roles and responsibilities of committee members
  • Strategies for making informed decisions

About the presenter

Natalie Bramble is a community sector educator and consultant with over 12 years of experience training boards and committees in best-practice governance.

Completing the course

The course has three sections containing an introduction, lessons and a summary. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete the course in one sitting or lessons can be completed in minutes and saved individually as time permits.

Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive a certificate that can assist your service to demonstrate compliance with Quality Area 7.

If you would like more information regarding this course, please send an email to Communities Support HERE

This course is supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Take The Course

 

Will I get a certificate?
Yes, you certainly will.  This eCourse includes a certificate of completion when you complete all knowledge-based quizzes. 
Why are there quizzes in the course?

The quizzes are knowledge-based quizzes, ensuring that you reflect on the learning and understand the key course deliverables.  Not all quizzes are graded, however, you must complete all knowledge-based quizzes to receive your micro-credential badges and a certificate.

How often is this course updated?

We will add to the course as needed, and review the course formally every three years, unless there are changes to legislation that require an earlier review.

  • Introduction

  • lesson
    Course Instructions.
    4 minutes
  • lesson
    Terminology used in the course
    2 minutes
  • lesson
    Support during the course
    3 minutes
  • lesson
    Prior learning evaluation
    3 minutes
  • What is Governance?

  • lesson
    Introduction to the lesson
    1 minutes
  • discussion
    What is governance and what are the benefits?
    -
  • lesson
    Governance and management: Is there a difference?
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    Shared responsibilities of a management committee
    6 minutes
  • lesson
    Designated roles within a management committee
    3 minutes
  • lesson
    The role of the manager
    3 minutes
  • discussion
    Informed decision making
    -
  • lesson
    Delegation of authority
    3 minutes
  • discussion
    Ethics and Culture
    -
  • discussion
    10 Principles of Good Governance
    -
  • lesson
    Lesson summary
    1 minutes
  • quiz
    Financial responsibilities quiz
    4 questions
  • Key Board/Committee Responsibilities

  • lesson
    Introduction to the section
    2 minutes
  • lesson
    Your legal responsibilities
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    WA Associations Incorporation Act 2015
    4 minutes
  • lesson
    Not-for-profit law
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    ACNC and charities
    2 minutes
  • lesson
    Contract and licensing obligations
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    Financial controls
    6 minutes
  • lesson
    Human resources
    2 minutes
  • lesson
    Occupational health and safety
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    Anti-discrimination
    13 minutes
  • lesson
    Privacy
    9 minutes
  • lesson
    Board/Committee section summary
    1 minutes
  • quiz
    Creating a strong committee quiz
    4 questions
  • Education and Care Service Legal Responsibilities

  • lesson
    Introduction to the lesson
    4 minutes
  • lesson
    Education and Care Services National Law (Act)
    1 minutes
  • lesson
    National law regulations
    1 minutes
  • lesson
    National quality standards
    8 minutes
  • lesson
    Quality Improvement Plans
    4 minutes
  • lesson
    Responsibilities Section Summary
    1 minutes
  • quiz
    Purpose and strategy quiz
    4 questions
  • Where to now?

  • lesson
    Course Summary
    2 minutes
  • lesson
    Post course evaluation
    2 minutes
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Natalie Bramble

Natalie Bramble has helped thousands of not-for-profit and social enterprises, and over 10,500 board members, staff and volunteers, across Australia, to improve their organisations - resulting in increased impact and sustainability.

Communities Support

When you contact Communities Support, your email will go directly to a Department of Communities staff member. We are here to support you in completing this course and welcome your comments and questions. Please note that we are generally available Monday to Wednesday, so if you need immediate support, please contact 0268 844 654

Linkwest Support

When you contact Linkwest Support, your email will go directly to a Linkwest staff member. We are here to support you in completing this course and welcome your comments and questions. Please note that we are generally available Monday to Friday, so if you need immediate support, please contact 0268 844 654
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    Governance training

    Good mixture of delivery and interaction. Makes you think and take in what has been delivered.

    Education and Care services committee and Board Induction

    I loved the fact this learning process was interactive with videos, pictures and quizzes. The lesson transcript is also a great idea. The knowledge based content was fantastic. Well Done

    Board Training that wasn't boring.

    Interactive, innovative and engaging. A good way to spend a cold afternoon reviewing and reflecting on current and future governance practices. Even the little quizzes and cutsie stars kept me engaged!

    Catered for all the visual and reader learning styles

    Progressed well and participants can opt for transcripts or videos or both. Quizzes are not too wordy and in simple form for all to comprehend.

    Engaging online course - who'd of thought that?

    What a fabulous interactive and interesting course. I found it engaging and easy to listen to. Definitely the best online course I have done so far.

    Governance Training

    put together well. between the videos, transcripts and quizzes it was very informative and i felt i learnt a lot to help be more confident in my committee role.

    Education and Care Services Committee and Board Induction

    Very comprehensive. Being able to download and print self check lists and governance tips provided very useful additions to my Board Handbook. Thanks!

    Education and Care Regulatory Unit Committee Information

    Thank you Natalie for making the Committees roles clear, for giving such short sharp succinct information in a very user friendly manner. Even though as a Director for many years I have worked with many different Management Committee members, this information will be very valuable for anyone who takes the course. I have ear marked several areas for improvement. Thank you.

    education on the roles of committee members

    Governance training

    Excellent content and presentation.

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