NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders (Online)

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This NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders is designed for Church Authorities accompanied by members of their leadership teams.

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The online NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders is made up of three modules, each delivered using video-conferencing software so that participants have the opportunity to interact throughout the session and participate in a live Q&A.

Participation in all three modules will meet the requirements under the NCSS and will result in the issuing of a Certificate of Attendance which you can provide to your entity.

*If you have completed this session in 2019 or in 2020, you do not need to repeat the session, unless you are new in a leadership role or have moved to a leadership role in a different entity. Please feel free to contact us via info@acsltd.org.au if you need to clarify.*


*All times in Australian Eastern Daylight Time

October 26

Module One = 10.30am – 12.30pm AEDT

Module Two = 1.00pm– 3.00pm AEDT

October 27

Module 3 = 10.30am – 12.00pm AEDT


This NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders is designed for Church Authorities (bishops, leaders of religious institutes, trustees of ministerial PJPs), accompanied by members of their leadership teams.

It is a requirement of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards that all Church Authorities who are signatories to a Service Agreement with CPSL participate in this Introductory Session (Standard 5: Robust human resource management; Criterion 5.3 requires that personnel receive an appropriate induction and are aware of their child safeguarding responsibilities, including reporting obligations; Indicator 5.3.2 states ‘All Church Authorities (along with members of their leadership team) who are signatories to a Service Agreement with Catholic Professional Standards Ltd participate in the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards Introductory Session for Leaders within 4 months of commencement’).

This session is specifically designed for Church Authorities and relevant senior leaders to develop a clear understanding of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding generally, their responsibilities under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards specifically and the detail and processes of the audit and reporting framework.

This session is an introduction to the NCSS and has a particular focus on governance, responsibilities and leadership.


Who should register to attend?

All Church Authorities:

• Bishops, Archbishops, Eparchs, Ordinaries of dioceses, eparchies and personal prelatures

• Provincials, Leaders, Superiors of religious institutes

• Trustees of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons

Given the diversity of structures and resources within Catholic entities, attendees accompanying a Church Authority may vary from entity to entity. Here are some suggested attendees.

• Safeguarding/Professional Standards Directors/Managers/Coordinators

• Business Managers/Finance Administrators

• Elected members of religious institute leadership team

• Vicars general or other vicars

• Chancellors

• Boards of management

How much does it cost?

Due to increased costs and demand, ACSL has revised it’s fee for service activities and from 2021 is charging fees for all training activities. We aim to keep the costs as reasonable as possible and competitive with other similar providers.

This session is priced at $100 per person + GST

Requirements :

A computer (Mac OS X or Windows) is preferred, but any device with a browser and speakers/headset can work. Google Chrome is the preferred browser. High speed internet will enhance your experience, 3mbps is the recommended minimum – test your speed here.

ACSL use Zoom as content delivery and videoconferencing software which enables us to engage with our partners and stakeholders in an accessible way. ACSL are actively using security and privacy features within the Zoom platform to maintain and protect privacy within our videoconferencing. When you have registered to attend one of our sessions, we will contact you with secure login details to join our session.

Joining the session:

A reminder that ACSL will email you instructions for how to join the session you have registered for the week prior to your scheduled session. You can contact ACSL at any time if you have any questions by emailing resources@cpsltd.org.au or phoning us on 1300 603 411.


Media Disclaimer:

As an attendee at an Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) event, you may appear in photographs, video and audio recordings taken on the day by an ACSL designated person(s). Such media may be used, with discretion, in publications by and for ACSL . To opt out of this arrangement, please advise a facilitator from ACSL on the day, or in writing to ACSL via info@acsltd.org.au.

ACSL reserves the right to cancel this event in case of an insufficient number of participants. Should the event be cancelled ACSL will notify participants in writing.


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