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Seeking Australia’s Community Leaders Diploma of Business (Governance) • Another Our Community first - Diploma in Governance • Australia's most practical not-for-profit governance training • Australia's most tech-savvy governance course – includes iPad mini preloaded with course papers and back-up governance materials

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ABOUT US About the Institute of Community Directors Australia The Institute of Community Directors Australia is the best practice network for Australian not-for-profit board/ committee members, and the managers and staff who support them. An Our Community enterprise, the Institute is Australia’s leading provider of information, tools, training and qualifications. The Institute strives to be • Community focussed – our courses and resources are for not-for-profits, no one else. • Honourable – we respect the people who are working to make our communities stronger. We reflect that respect in the quality and range of the services we provide. • Actually Useful – no padding, just the stuff that’s really needed in the not-for-profit world. • Networked – we are plugged in to the not-for-profit world; we help our members plug in too. • Grounded – no jargon, no nonsense, no theory without practical application. • Ethical – ethics, inspiration and innovation are at our core.

About Chisholm Institute Chisholm is one of Australia’s leading learning and professional development institutes, recognised nationally for its innovation. The institute’s vision is to lead the way in education and training, to inspire success and to transform people’s lives. Its values include making a difference through learning; integrity and respect; excellence; service and relevance; diversity; and sustainable practices. Chisholm was named in 1998 in honour of Caroline Chisholm, the early Australian reformer and humanitarian. The institute has evolved over time to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. The institute delivers a broad range of education and training programs, and services in higher education, VET and school sectors on campus, online, in the workplace nationally and overseas. It offers certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses, as well as short courses and degree programs. An enterprise of:

Chisholm is a proud public institute that aims to excel in education and training and be recognised for enhancing the social and economic futures of individuals, industry and communities in Australia.

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DRUM ROLL... Introducing the most exciting thing to have happened in community governance since, well, ever! We are delighted to introduce you to a brand new not-for-profit sector initiative that is set to transform community sector governance in Australia. The Diploma of Business (Governance) is Australia’s only currently approved diploma-level governance qualification. This qualification is recognised nationally and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to sit on or work with boards at the highest level. For too long, not-for-profit Board members and their supporters have put up with a secondrate reputation and second-rate education. That’s set to change. With greater recognition for your qualifications, graduates of the new Diploma will enjoy enhanced employment opportunities, access to higher-level governance roles and pathways to further study nationally and overseas. Our Diploma of Business (Governance) has been developed by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, an Our Community enterprise, in partnership with Chisholm Institute, a leading educator based in Victoria but delivering courses nation-wide. Our partnership with Chisholm ensures the academic rigour required for a qualification of this level and provides wonderful opportunities for participants to explore further training and professional development opportunities. In a nod to the importance of technology to today’s board members, Diploma students will also have access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s extensive suite of online governance resources, both through a pre-loaded iPad mini and the Institute of Community Directors website. We welcome your interest in taking up this opportunity and urge you to get in touch.

Denis Moriarty Carol Schwartz AM Group Managing Director Chair Our Community Our Community

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CONTENTS Course Snapshot........................................................................5 Content........................................................................................6 Assessment.................................................................................8 Course Materials.........................................................................9 Enrolment & Fees.......................................................................10 Qualifications/Post-Nominals...................................................11 Further Information....................................................................12

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COURSE SNAPSHOT Diploma of Business (Governance) BSB50710 The Institute of Community Directors Australia has developed the new diploma-level course of not-for-profit directors: the Diploma of Business (Governance) – BSB 50710. This course, delivered in partnership with Chisholm Institute, is designed specifically for not-for-profit board/ committee members, and the staff (CEOs and senior staff) who work alongside them. Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment. Not-for-profit boards present particular issues that are often not reflected in commercial boards. Funding is tight, recruitment can be difficult, measurements of success are often difficult to define. This course provides a framework for good governance that straddles both legal imperatives and not-for-profit realities.

Course participant requirements: • Time to read, prepare and reflect on fundamental governance principles • Ability to attend and actively participate in a total of five days of training (three consecutive days + two consecutive days one month later) • Commitment to complete competency based assessment within six months of face-to-face training (expected requirement is five to 10 hours per competency – 12 units) • Commitment to transferring knowledge gained to organisation once completed

Course participants will receive: • iPad mini preloaded with materials, plus access to governance support through the Institute of Community Directors Australia website • A quality learning environment that provides practical outcomes • Relevant and challenging case studies drawn from the not-for-profit environment • Exposure to a diverse range of views and approaches to governance, recognising that one size does not fit all • A program that provides value for all participants regardless of whether they are completely new to a board or have had longer term involvement and experience • Post-training contact to assist progression with assessment • Support beyond the Diploma program through support materials, resources and networking opportunities

Post nominals: • Participants who successfully complete the requirements of the Diploma of Business (Governance) – BSB 50710 – will be eligible to use the post-nominals: o Dip. Bus. (Gov) o FICDA (Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia)

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CONTENT

Diploma of Business (Governance) BSB50710

The face-to-face program occurs over two sessions – the first session occurs over three days and the second session is two days in duration. DAY ONE • Introduction • Diploma Enrolment Process & Expectations • Introduction to Governance review BSBATSIL411A

Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a board member

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Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation

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DAY ONE

Work within the structure of the organisation Manage competing roles and responsibilities Follow legal requirements when carrying out board duties Monitor operations Receive and act on community and stakeholder feedback

What is culture Respect cultural diversity Apply cultural practices to governance processes Deal with potential and actual cultural exploitation Deal with potential and actual stereotyping and prejudice Determine the effects of new legislation and policy on the organisation Determine the impact of development on culture

DAY TWO • Review Day One BSBATSIL511A

Lead the organisation’s strategic planning cycle

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Manage a community sector organisation

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Establish the strategic planning process Develop and review the organisation’s values, vision and purpose Analyse the internal and external factors that could impact on the organisation’s strategic plan Establish strategic objectives and strategies Monitor and evaluate strategic performance

Coordinate organisation planning Design and implement the structures and process of the organisation Implement evaluation processes Enable organisation to meet legal requirements Establish the profile of the organisation and market its services Give direction for the effective management of the organisation Manage changes in the organisation

Control organisational finances • • • • • •

DAY TWO

Establish a financial management structure Establish financial management processes and systems Sign contracts on behalf of the organisation Follow finance procedures specified by funding bodies Advise the community of the financial situation of the organisation Meet reporting requirements of relevant corporate authorities and funding bodies

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DAY THREE BSBATSIW514C Content

Represent your organisation • • • • • •

DAY THREE

Obtain authorisation and act ethically Develop and participate in networks Receive and provide information relating to the work of the organisation Become informed about organisational policies, current operations and relevant local politics Promote the work of the organisation Be accountable to the board

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Secure funding

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Funding Options Identify and contact funding bodies Prepare a case for funding Promote the case for funding Appeal if necessary HOMEWORK & ASSESSMENTS

DAY FOUR • Review previous units BSBATSIM506C

Develop employment policies

Content

• Develop policies with respect to staff • Implement staff policies and procedures • Monitor and review staffing policies

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Appoint and work with a manager

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Manage conflict

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• Identify existing and potential conflict • Consider the conflict situation • Use strategies to resolve conflict

DAY FOUR

Establish a recruitment and selection process Recruit and select the manager Negotiate an employment contract Work with the manager

DAY FIVE BSBATSIM511C Content

Develop enterprise opportunities • • • •

Expand existing activities Develop business ideas and options Evaluate business options Implement business proposals

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Undertake negotiations

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• Plan for negotiation • Conduct negotiation • Finalise negotiation outcomes

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ASSESSMENT The course comprises two face-to-face components (three days and then two days), separated by approximately one month, during which we expect that participants will begin to complete their assessments. At the conclusion of the fifth day of the course, students are required to complete a competency based assessment for each unit. The aim of competency based assessment is to ensure that you have not only absorbed the content but are able to implement actions – where possible, we will ask you to think about how assessment tasks could be implemented in your own organisation. We expect that all 12 unit assessments will be completed within six months of completing the course, with at least one completed during the gap between the first and second blocks. You will be contacted monthly by our assessors and you are free to make contact with assessors directly if you have any issues or questions. We will support you to complete the Diploma but equally we expect you to make an effort. Assessments can be completed online or downloaded and submitted via email.

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COURSE MATERIALS Each person enrolled in the Diploma of Business (Governance) receives an iPad mini with retina display, which is pre-loaded with reading and course materials. At the conclusion of the course, the iPad mini will serve as a window to the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s online resources – it’s yours to keep and utilise for meetings and support. (Optional) hard copy course materials Students can opt to receive hard copy pack of course materials, comprising: • Course notes pertaining to each unit • Course slides • Assessment questions

Institute of Community Directors Australia website access Students receive 12-month access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s extensive online resource centre for not-for-profit board/committee members and staff supporting boards. The resource centre includes a Board Matching Service, an extensive suite of template policies, help sheets, a regular not-for-profit governance newsletter, and more.

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ENROLMENT & FEES While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, the course is most suitable to • People with experience as a member of a board/committee of governance of a not-for-profit/community organisation • Management/staff with experience in working closely with a board of governance of a not-for-profit/community organisation • People who have completed BSB41910 Certificate IV in Business (Governance) or other relevant qualifications. If you do not fit into one of the categories above, please give us a call to discuss your options. To enrol, go to https://www.ourcommunity.com.au/diplomabusiness

Pre-course requirements Prior to commencement of the face-to-face component of the course, all enrollees are required to complete some pre-reading and an online review of these materials. Enrolees who do not complete this pre-course component may be restricted from attending. The pre-reading consists of approximately 75 pages. It’s estimated that the pre-reading and review will take approximately two hours to complete. This aspect of the course is designed to ensure that participants are prepared for the face to face sessions and have given proper thought to the commitment of assessment.

Fees The enrolment fee for the Diploma in Business (Governance) is $4495, comprising enrolment, assessment and administration. This fee is payable in full no later than 10 working days before the first day of course. Once payment has been confirmed, participants will receive an iPad mini loaded with their pre-reading materials. The iPad mini (to be kept by course participant) will also contain course materials, references and a course toolkit (these can also be obtained in hard copy format if preferred). As there is an expectation that all participants are committed to completing the assessment and receiving the Diploma, there is no refund (partial or otherwise) if assessments are not completed.

Bookings, cancellation and refunds policy 50% of the fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received more than 10 working days prior to the event. No refund is available where notice of cancellation is received less than 10 working days prior to the event. Substitution of attendees may be permitted. Written notice is required for cancellations and substitutions. It is not possible to transfer registration between events.

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QUALIFICATIONS/ POST-NOMINALS People who successfully complete the Diploma of Business (Governance) – BSB50710 – are eligible to use the post-nominals: • Dip. Bus. (Gov) • FICDA (Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia) People who complete the course (including minimum attendance requirements) but do not submit the assessment, or do not complete the assessment satisfactorily, are still eligible for recognition via the Institute of Community Directors Australia. Such students may, while they remain a financial member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia, use the designation: • MICDA (Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia)

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FURTHER INFORMATION Course Timetable (Preliminary Dates Announced - Book Early): Sydney

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Course S1403

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Melbourne

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Brisbane

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ENROL NOW https://www.ourcommunity.com.au/diplomabusiness Key Contacts:

Patrick Moriarty Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia Patrick is a community sector governance specialist, designing and delivering Our Community’s accredited governance, fundraising and project management training and serving on a number of community boards.

Alan Matic Course Administrator Alan has a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and two Diplomas in Information Technology. Intrigued by the notion of a commercial business providing high quality community services and advocacy, Alan joined Our Community in 2003.

Gemma Jewers Alumni Administrator Gemma began working at Our Community in 2010 as a Business Administration Trainee. She has also worked in outreach as part of a youth project.

Contact Details Institute of Community Directors Australia (An enterprise of Our Community) National Headquarters: 51 Stanley Street, West Melbourne 3003 Vic Australia Telephone: (03) 9320 6800 | Fax: (03) 9326 6859 | Email: service@ourcommunity.com.au 12

Chisholm Institute and Institute of Community Directors Australia have made every reasonable effort to ensure the most current information is available in this publication. We reserve the right to alter this information and/or withdraw courses listed herein. Chisholm TOID - 0260

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