School Governance

Cara Novakovic

Cara Novakovic
Cara is a Content Product Manager at CompliSpace. She works predominantly with education clients to ensure ongoing compliance with the myriad of laws, regulations and guidance notes that apply to schools across Australia. Cara’s key area of expertise is Child Protection governance, risk and compliance. Cara holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Journalism) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney.
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Recent Posts by Cara Novakovic

‘The Practical Perspective’: Addressing Common Challenges in Practically Managing Overseas Students

The new National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the 2018 Code) is w...

Victorian Commission for Children and Young People Updates Child Safe Organisation Guide to Reflect Royal Commission

Last week the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) released a new version of the Guide for Creating...

New Victorian Bill to Require WWC Declarations from All Registered Teachers

The Education Legislation Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching, TAFE and Other Matters) Bill 2018 was introduced i...

Compliance Checks Loom for Schools with Overseas Students

In December 2017 the Federal Government published its updated 2018 National Code of Practice for Providers of Education ...

Changes to Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards in new Victorian Bill

The Heath and Child Wellbeing Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Vic) (the Bill) proposes changes to both the Reportable C...

NSW Court Case Prompts Urgent Work to Close Dangerous Child Sexual Abuse Loophole

In December 2017, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that a high school teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old stude...

Child abuse risk significantly higher in boarding schools: Royal Commission Report

On 19 June 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) released a r...

Victoria amends Crimes Act sexual offence laws: What schools should know

On 1 July 2017, the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016 (Vic) (the Amending Act) takes effect to strengthen exis...

New Principles for Child Safe Organisations in NSW and a Review of the WWC Act

In April 2017, the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) released a draft set of guidelines and principles for cre...

Royal Commission research symposium: Creating child safe institutions

On 1 May 2017, The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) hosted a resea...