Awards for Excellence

Nominations have now closed for Comcover’s 2019 Awards for Excellence in Risk Management

The Comcover Awards for Excellence in Risk Management (the Awards) recognise and reward Commonwealth entities that exhibit excellence in risk management thinking and practice. They also recognise and reward entities that have systems that support innovation and improved decision making.

Judging process

Nominations are now being shortlisted. All applications will be assessed against the Award criteria. Nominations that are successfully shortlisted will be required to present their nomination to an external judging panel.

Key Dates

Shortlisted nominees present to judging panel 24-26 September 2019
Awards Ceremony 6 November 2019

Benefits of participating

As reinforced by the Independent Review of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Rule, rewarding effective risk engagement and encouraging learning from failure, should be practiced in all entities.

Participating in the Awards program provides an opportunity to showcase leaders and pass on lessons learnt in risk management across the Commonwealth.

Award categories

Award categories for 2019 included:

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management [Word document 72 KB]  – for excellence in implementing risk management frameworks, practices and processes across the entity.
  • Risk Initiative [Word document 75 KB] – for excellence in risk management demonstrated by a specific entity program/project, or service delivery initiative.

Previous Award Winners

Profiles of previous years’ winners are available via the below links, together with case studies of some of the winners.

Further Information

The Awards support Comcover’s key business objective of promoting best practice risk management, to improve policy formulation and delivery of government programs and services.

For further information regarding the Awards please contact us by email or phone 1800 651 540 (option 4).

Last updated: 19 August 2019