School Improvement and Governance Network



School council training that is provided by VICCSO is delivered by experienced and engaging school council practitioners. Our tailored training can be designed and delivered to meet your needs. Schools also use our seven-part training program that includes our school council vodcasts to develop their own training. Feel free to use it.

For your next training with VICCSO or for advice with your own training program, call the VICCSO office today on 0402 152 634 or e-mail us at .


The Association of School Councils in Victoria (ASCIV) provides training for school councils.

ASCIV also has published a governance guide for school councils entitled Performance Improvement through Responsible Governance: a Guide for the Education Sector.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Contact your school principal or school council president to find out when the Department is offering school council training.

You can also contact the relevant regional office regarding school council training sessions.

Improving School Governance, the Department's new training package for school councils, includes:

  1. Induction
  2. Finance
  3. Policy Development and Review
  4. Strategic Planning.

For other information about the Department's school council training program, contact the Community & Stakeholder Relations Branch and at .

Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance

The Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance (AICPG) is the training arm of Our Community. The AICPG provides accredited training, half-day workshops and conferences designed for the staff, volunteers, board/committee members, and supporters of community organisations.

Training participants receive official recognition of their participation, plus ongoing access to a range of resources to aid their continual learning.

Training events are scheduled throughout the year in all parts of Australia. In addition, tailored programs can be designed and delivered.