Comcover’s Education and Professional Development Program

Comcover has adopted a new 'blended learning' approach to its risk management and insurance education and professional development program. The blended learning approach is hosted on a cloud-based learning management system — The Comcover Learning Centre external link. Comcover can also facilitate entities in running their own in-house risk management training. Information regarding the Comcover Learning Centre and in-house training is available by accessing the links below.

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 targets four levels of desired capability for APS officials:

  • Foundation level: All Commonwealth officials, regardless of level or role, 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. Specialists have attained Generalist level capability.
  • SES Professional Development Program: Senior Executive Service officials whose role requires them to identify and determine the acceptable levels of risk that are appropriate to their entity's profile, allocate concomitant resources and lead the adoption of risk management policies, strategies and best practices. Executive have attained Generalist level capability.

More information

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

Comcover training and event schedule

Comcover runs a program of education events throughout the year. The topics, dates and locations of all planned events are included in the Comcover training and event schedule.

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 face-to-face training and events.

2019 Comcover Education Program Workshop Calendar

Practical Risk Management
Embedding Risk Management
A Strategic Perspective to Managing Risk
7 and 8 August 30 July and 23 August 31 July
26 and 27 August 6 August and 3 September 29 August
20 and 23 September 2 September and 18 October 26 September
15 and 16 October 9 October and 14 November 15 November
18 and 19 November    

Material for entities to run risk training

Comcover provides assistance to entities that wish to run their own internal risk training. Comcover can provide training materials, and facilitate access to education services through the Comcover Member Services contract.

Last updated: 10 July 2019