Compliance is what we do to ensure that we meet the requirements of the law relating to our activities. These requirements, our obligations, are set out in legislation and provide the rules by which we conduct our business. Compliance is an essential part of any organisation’s corporate governance and is a way of working fairly, safely and responsibly. A compliance program can also assist in minimising the risks associated with our activities and reducing the possibility of a breach of our obligations.
The Education Directorate has a responsibility to its staff, students and to the community to ensure compliance with the law and to ensure that we have management systems in place. These systems enable us to be confident that the business of the Directorate is being conducted properly and that we are meeting our obligations.
The Compliance Manual for Legislative Obligations may be accessed at https://index.ed.act.edu.au/governance/edu-governance.html.