In January 2014, the NSW Education Act 1990 was amended to require registered non-government schools to have and to implement policies and procedures for proper governance.
Each person defined under the Act as a ‘Responsible Person’ – and any other person or body exercising similar functions in relation to a school – is required to undertake initial and ongoing professional learning as a key aspect of proper governance, as follows:
- at least 12 hours over each three year period in regard to governance issues from within three months of their appointment as a ‘Responsible Person’, delivered by a NESA approved training provider (such as CSNSW), and
- an induction process for new Responsible Persons for a school including, at a minimum, the mandatory successful completion of a NESA approved training program delivered by a NESA approved training provider.
CSNSW provides NESA approved online governance training for all Responsible Persons in Catholic schools and school authorities through a series of one-hour online modules.
Responsible Persons can access these governance training modules through the NETiD portal
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”