Some Online Resources

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right information online when you need it most. We’ve put together a list of organisations that offer information on their websites about training, webinars, videos, and other resources useful to not-for-profit organisations wanting to review their governance practice.

Governance and Compliance

If you’re looking for a quick overview of your organisation’s compliance requirements, the Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre (Victoria) has a good overview of a not-for-profit organisations governance requirements in its Checklist for good governance.

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) offers a comprehensive checklist form to help organisations to assess their own tax and superannuation compliance with their Self-governance checklist for non-profit organisations (PDF). It also offersTax basics for non-profit organisations (PDF).

For charities, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) provides a number of live webinars and recorded videos. There’s some good, basic information in their Reporting to the ACNC and Meeting the ACNC governance standards videos. If you’re looking for live webinars, the ACNC lists its upcoming webinars. There are also a number of videos produced by the ACNC available on YouTube.

Accounting for Good run a number of workshops and online webinars about governance and financial issues for not-for-profit organisations – contact us for more information or see our upcoming events.

Training and Workshops

You can also find a lot of information online about training and workshops available across the country. Councils of Social Service in each state, as well as the federal body, provide information online about their own events as well as those held by member organisations.

The NSW Centre for Community Welfare Training has a whole stream of courses devoted to Governance and Management Calendar Courses.

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) lists available training for national certification on its Training page.

Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) list upcoming courses run by and for not-for-profit organisations on itsManagement & Governance Training page.

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) list a range of upcoming social services-related courses and workshops on its Events page.

South Australian Council of Social Service’s Events page lists upcoming courses, workshops and conferences.

Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) have an Upcoming Events page.

Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) list upcoming training, workshops, and consultations on their Events Calendar.

ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) list upcoming learning and development opportunities on their Development Seminars page.

Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) list upcoming training events on its Workforce Training and Development Calendar. It also lists a number of available resources for not-for-profit organisations on its Workplace Resources page.

WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS) maintains a calendar of events on its Training & Events page and lists other resources on its Resources and Support page.