Let’s Talk Risk & Compliance – CompliSpace
Compliance is all about a school doing what it is supposed to do.
Compliance is typically managed at three levels:
- Legal & regulatory compliance - All non-government schools are required to comply with a complex matrix of Federal and State or Territory based laws. The most recent significant piece of legislation to affect Australian schools was the introduction of new Privacy laws.
- Organisational compliance - Ensuring compliance with the school’s own internal policies and procedures.
- Contractual compliance - Ensuring both the school and any other party complies with obligations contained in commercial contracts.
Risk Management involves looking into the future, identifying events that may impact the school (either positively or negatively), assessing them in terms of the likelihood that an event will occur and the potential impact of the event if it were to occur, and finally, putting into place either controls or a plan to treat the risk.
Risk Management can either be managed at an enterprise (whole of school) level (Enterprise Risk Management), or the principles can be applied to specific functional areas, most commonly Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) or the management of the school’s duty of care to students.
CompliSpace is the College’s online compliance portal, which assists with governance, risk, compliance and policy management. There are currently over 200 sources of legal and regulatory information, a training portal as well as an Illness and WH&S Incident notification system contained within the College’s online CompliSpace portal.Visit CompliSpace Here