ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Justice Connect NFP Law: Privacy Law (Morning) & Volunteers & the Law (Afternoon) - 23 October 2018

Event date: 
23 October 2018
Event time: 
Session 1: Privacy Law 9.30am-12.30pm | Session 2: Volunteers & the Law 2pm-5pm
ACTCOSS Meeting Room, 1/6 Gritten St, Weston ACT 2611

Justice Connect NFP Law Training on Privacy and Volunteers

ACTCOSS & Volunteering and Contact ACT are proud to present the following two workshops by Justice Connect.  The NFP law service of Justice Connect - iteself a NFP organisation are delivered by qualified lawyers with specialist expertise in NFP and charity law.  All lawyers have experience in delivering legal training to community organisations and many are also personally involved in the sector as volunteer board or committee members.  

NFP Law training is collaborative and interactive - with the use of case studies and diagrams to explain, step by step, how the law works.  All participants will also recieve a Training Workbook and a Slide Pack.  The workbook includes key terms, the main learning activities, references to relevant laws, case summaries, further reading materials and helpful related resources that participants can look at on NFP Law's website.  

The workshops will be broken into two parts – the morning session on Privacy Law and the afternoon session on Volunteer Law. Workbooks and resources will be provided to participants at both sessions. Participants are welcome to come to either session, or the whole day - but will need to register accordingly.  Please feel free to contact ACTCOSS directly if you would prefer to be registered manually.   

Tuesday 23 October

9.30am – 12.30pm: Session 1: Privacy Law

Are you handling the personal details of volunteers, members or clients? Privacy laws can be tricky for community organisations to navigate, particularly with developments in technology and increasing numbers of organisations collaborating to deliver services. Attend this seminar to make sure your organisation is doing the right thing.

In this half-day session you’ll learn about:

  • Overview of privacy laws and how to know whether they apply to your organisation
  • An explanation of key terms - personal, sensitive and health information - and the importance of understanding these
  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place today to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws
  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information
  • Responding to requests for personal information from courts, police and others
  • What to do if there is a privacy complaint or data breach
  • Top tips for complying with privacy law

Morning tea will be provided - and there is free parking on-site!

Tuesday 23 October

2pm – 5pm: Session 2: Volunteers & the Law

Thishalf-day session will provide essential training for anyone in a position of managing or co-ordinating volunteers.

Topics covered will include:

  • The legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independent contractor
  • Other forms of unpaid work (such as vocational placements, internships, work trials, work for the dole, and court ordered 'volunteering')
  • Volunteer selection process and equal opportunity laws
  • Volunteer screening and background checks
  • How to meet the 'duty of care' your organisation owes to volunteers
  • An organisation's legal responsibility for the actions of its volunteers
  • Volunteers and risk management
  • The importance of volunteer insurance
  • Workplace behaviours and volunteers (discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation)
  • Reimbursing or paying volunteers
  • Volunteers records, personal information and privacy
  • Reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
  • Ending the volunteer relationship
  • Questions, top tips and summary

Afternoon team will be provided - and there is free parking on-site

Event details
Event cost: 
Members $220, Non-Members $250, Member - Both Sessions $400, Non-Member - Both Sessions $450 (Too much for you or your organisation? Please contact us and we will do our best to offer support to participate - [email protected] or 02 6202 7200)
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Ryan Joseph
02 6202 7200
ACTCOSS Meeting Room, 1/6 Gritten Street Weston Creek
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory 2611