The Comcover Education Program consists of four learning pathways designed to increase risk management capability across the Commonwealth. The program aligns with the APSC 70:20:10 learning strategy—70% on-the-job learning, 20% relationship-based learning, and 10% formal learning. Some of the key features of the program are eLearning, face-to-face training, access to reference material, and networking.

Comcover’s education program has been designed to provide tailored training and support to the following four pathways:

  • Foundation level: all Commonwealth officials, regardless of level or role who are required to understand basic risk management concepts and how risk is managed in the Commonwealth.
  • Generalist level: Commonwealth officials, regardless of level, whose role requires them to engage with and apply their entity's risk management framework to successfully deliver outcomes. Generalists engage with risk at the activity level and have attained Foundation level capability.
  • Specialist level: job role specialists who are required to design, implement and embed an entity's risk management framework. Specialists facilitate generalists and executives to fulfil their risk management responsibilities.
  • SES Professional Development Program: Senior Executive Service officials whose role requires them to communicate the acceptable levels of risk that are appropriate to their entity's profile, allocate resources and model the adoption of risk management policies, strategies and best practice in their entity.
Practical Risk Management
Embedding Risk Management
A Strategic Perspective to Managing Risk
11 June, 9am - 5pm

Day 1 of 2
22 July, 9am - 5pm

Day 2 of 2
29 August, 9am - 5pm 
(face- to-face)

28 August, 10am - 2:30pm
24 July, 10am - 4:30pm 

Day 1 of 2
19 September, 10am - 2:30pm (virtual*)

Day 2 of 2
20 September, 10am - 11:30am (virtual*)

26 September, 9:30am - 2:30pm
6 August, 9am - 5pm

Day 1 of 2
22 October, 9am - 5pm 

Day 2 of 2
3 December, 9am - 5pm 

19 November, 10am - 2:30pm
27 September, 10am - 4:30pm

Day 1 of 2
11 November, 10am - 2:30pm (virtual*)

Day 2 of 2 
12 November, 10am - 11:30am (virtual*)

31 October, 9am - 5pm 
10 December, 10am - 4:30pm (virtual) 

* If you are based in Canberra, we encourage you to enrol in the face-to-face sessions. The virtual sessions are prioritised for interstate participants.

CLICK HERE to register via the Comcover Learning Centre.

For more information about Comcover's risk management and insurance education program, please contact Comcover on 1800 651 540 or email

Comcover Learning Centre

The Comcover Learning Centre is the central entry point to access Comcover’s Education Program. The Learning Centre provides access to online courses as well as registration for Comcover’s training and events (both face-to-face and virtual).

The Learning Centre is a cloud-based learning management system that provides access to a range of learning activities and educational resources. This approach recognises that entities have diverse needs and requirements when building their risk management knowledge and capability.

The Learning Centre was developed in partnership with Major Training Services and software developer Janison Learning and Assessment Solutions (Janison). During the development process Comcover took steps to implement feedback received that training should be tailored to individual entity needs and easy to access, regardless of location.

The Learning Centre is available to all Comcover Fund Members. View the Comcover Learning Centre Privacy Statement.

Learning Centre services

Workshop registrationsThis is the central point to find information and register for all Comcover face-to-face and virtual courses.
Event registrationUsers can register for Comcover-hosted learning and networking events through the Learning Centre.
Online LearningeLearning courses can be undertaken online through the Learning Centre.
Learning toolsA convenient one-stop resource library to access a range of materials about the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy, case studies and better practice guides.

How to get started

It's easy to access the services available through the Comcover Learning Centre by registering online.

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