Learning and development

Corporate fundamentals  are learning and development courses that are essential to Comcare employees  performing their role. Completion is an eligibility requirement for an effective or excellent performance rating at the end of the performance excellence plan (PEP) cycle. These courses are designed to ensure all employees are aware of their corporate responsibilities as a Comcare employee, including work health and safety responsibilities. All employees are responsible to ensure that they have completed the training relevant to their positions within the prescribed timeframes.

Table 23: Comcare employee  attendance at corporate fundamentals courses in 2015–16

Corporate fundamentals Attendance
(percentage of employees)
All employees, every 12 months  
Privacy eLearning 98.2
Fraud eLearning 98.9
Security eLearning 96.2
APS Values and Principles eLearning 97.5
APS 6 and above, every two years or when new in supervisory role  
Supervisors WHS Responsibilities 81
WHS Risk Management 78
Early Intervention Workshop 74

The People team continues to offer a suite of organisational wide learning programmes through the Comcare learning and development training calendar. This includes work health and safety (WHS) training, team leader/manager training, core skills and capability development, eLearning and technical training.

During the year the People team ran 161 courses—41 per cent being Corporate Fundamentals.

On 1 October 2015, Comcare implemented Learnhub, our Learning Management System (LMS) procured  through the Shared Services Centre (SSC). The LMS provides access for all  employees to the four eLearning corporate fundamental packages outlined above as well as a range of other courses available across the APS. We also integrated the Safetycare video suite, to provide access to a broad catalogue of safety related content.