Volunteers who lead people or programs have additional responsibilities and need to be well equipped to help build and develop their team. As a leader in the organisation, the following training will help give you the tools, skills and knowledge to perform your role with confidence.
Type of Training
|Mandatory Site Induction||
Prior to commencing any new volunteer position, Managers of Volunteers or a trusted delegate must provide the volunteer with a Site Induction. A volunteer cannot commence their role without having received a proper induction covering essential information.
The site induction should follow the below:
The child safeguarding course, Keeping Children Safe (KCS), was mandatory training for all personnel* (including volunteers) in Tas, Vic, SA/NT and WA. This course is being replaced with updated training, however, all completion records have been maintained.
Safeguarding@TSA is a national safeguarding course and will replace KCS in quarter 2 of 2020. This new course will be mandatory for all personnel including volunteers. Completion of the course will help ensure we all commit to being a child-safe organisation and understand our responsibilities.
*Personnel (including volunteers) in Tas, Vic, SA/NT and WA will need to complete Safeguarding@TSA when their current KCS training period expires. All other personnel (including volunteers) will need to complete training within 4 weeks of the rollout of Safeguarding@TSA / or from their commencement date.
Watch this space for more information!
|Safeguarding Principles Training||
Safeguarding Principles training is primarily for people who work with children and young people. However, there are some volunteer leadership roles that are also required to complete the training. For more information, refer to the Toolkit document ‘Who needs to complete the training’ in the Safeguarding Children & People Toolkit. Otherwise, you can contact your Safeguarding Consultant – details also available in the Toolkit.
Safeguarding Principles training is owned and developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). It consists of 10 modules and provides general information about the principles of Child Safe Organisations.
If your volunteers work with children or young people, you should ensure they enrol and complete the training immediately. To get started, access the Instruction Guide in the Toolkit. This guide includes the link to the Safeguarding Principles website and the necessary Enrolment Keys for volunteers.
|Building Healthy Communities||
Building Healthy Communities was released in 2019 and is made up of 3 short videos:
All volunteers who lead people must watch these short videos to ensure they have the needed knowledge and information to create safe and healthy work environments and teams. Click below to get access to the videos and training resources.
1. Zero Tolerance - Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
This training video is approximately 24 minutes in length. Please click below to access the training video and resources.
2. Zero Tolerance - Bullying & Harassment
This training video is approximately 20 minutes in length. Please click below to access the training video and resources.
3. WHS - Manual Handling