Committees of Management

This content has been designed for Committees of Managements (CoM) to assist them in their role as CoM members.

Following are a number of useful tools and resources that were developed in consultation with the CoM and other stakeholders in the Learn Local sector in 2012.

CoM Capability Framework

The CoM Capability Framework outlines the five key capabilities that a CoM may need in order to execute their role. The CoM may download the PowerPoint version of this Framework to use as a step-by-step guide to assessing and developing their competency and executing their responsibilities across five key capability areas.

CoM Self-assessment guide and tool

The self-assessment tool has been designed in Excel to help the CoM assess themselves as a ‘collective’ against the five capability areas in the Capability Framework. The Self-assessment Tool includes 67 questions which may be completed by the CoM as a group. The results of the self-assessment highlight a CoM’s strengths and weaknesses and may assist you identify opportunities for development.

CoM Workbook

The CoM Workbook is a guide for all CoM members to their role and responsibilities. It has been designed with the needs of new CoM members particularly in mind. It is not intended as a general guide to governance, but instead provides tailored advice to help CoM members be successful in their oversight of a Learn Local provider.

The Workbook has sections covering each of the five capability areas outlined in the CoM Capability Framework. Each section outlines the specific tasks that are required of the CoM. Each section also include checklists, templates and examples to support you in your role as a CoM member.

You can also refer to the CoM workbook information on the market and policy context for Learn Local training providers; your Learn Local’s key obligations with respect to general operations, management and delivery of training and the broader legislative responsibilities that apply to all Learn Local providers operating in Victoria.

Helpful links

Victoria’s Volunteer Portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations. The site includes information for both individuals interested in volunteering (ideas on ways to volunteer, what to expect and how to get started) and not for profit organisations wishing to advertise for volunteers.

Australian Institute of Company Directors is a useful site for committees and boards overseeing both ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ (NFP) organisations. The site includes information on understanding the NFP sector; understanding the role of NFP directors and boards; events and courses for board professional development ; information on the latest NFP reforms.

The Community Sector Workforce Capability Framework contains tools which can assist Victorian NFP community organisations with the recruitment and retention of staff, performance management and career planning. The Framework has been designed to help both individuals and organisations.