Risk Management


A key function of Comcover is to assist entities to build their capability to manage risk across the Australian Government. Comcover aims to enable entities to obtain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will assist them to successfully implement and integrate risk management within their organisations.


The Commonwealth Risk Management Policy

The Commonwealth Risk Management Policy was released on 1 July 2014. This policy supports the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), which requires accountable authorities of entities to establish and maintain appropriate systems and internal controls for the oversight and management of risk.

Comcover Training

A key way to increase risk awareness in the Australian Government is through effective risk management training. Comcover provides a comprehensive risk management training program which includes face‑to‑face training courses, online learning and an executive training program.

Awards for Excellence

Comcover supports the achievement of greater transparency and accountability in the Australian Government's management of risks. In addition to the educative role Comcover plays, Comcover also presents Awards for Excellence in Risk Management to entities to recognise public sector leadership in risk management.

Insurance and Risk Management Conference

The 2016 Comcover Insurance and Risk Management Conference – Innovation is anything but business as usual, is to be held Thursday, 22 September 2016 at the National Convention Centre. Come to hear about the challenges entities face in mitigating risks of cyber attacks; how risk can empower strategic transformative change; what Comcover and technology offers the APS traveller; and new frontiers in privacy risk. A highlight of the conference is the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Risk Management.

Please register online via the Comcover Learning Centre.

2016 Comcover Insurance and Risk Management Conference Agenda [103 KB]

Comcover Benchmarking Program

Comcover's annual benchmarking program supports the promotion of better practice risk management across the Commonwealth. The benchmarking program assesses the risk management capability of entities using a risk maturity model. The maturity level of an entity will reflect the entity’s investment in its risk management framework and the extent to which risk management has been integrated into an entity’s operations.

Risk Management Resources

Comcover’s Risk Management Resources have been developed to assist entities to manage risk effectively. It includes better practice guidance, case studies and access to risk management tools and consultancy services. Comcover’s Risk Management Services Team is also available to provide advice and support to entities on risk management issues.

More information

If you would like more information or general assistance with any aspect of the Comcover risk management program, please contact Comcover on 1800 651 540 or email comcover@comcover.com.au.

 For further information please contact comcover@comcover.com.au or 1800 651 540.

Last updated: 25 August 2016