3.3 A club director who does not possess experience as outlined in 3.2 above but considers that they have acquired the learning outcomes of thespecific training course, may seek recognition of prior learning or credit transfer (as described below).
Recognition of prior learning
3.4 Recognition of prior learning through ClubsNSW is available for a club director of member and non-member clubs of ClubsNSW.
3.5 A club director may meet the training requirements by successfullycompleting an online assessment through the ClubsNSW website(www.clubsnsw.com.au). A club director will have their prior learning recognised by ClubsNSW if they obtain a mark of at least 80 per cent.
3.6 A club director who chooses not to complete an online assessmentthrough the ClubsNSW website may seek to have their prior learning recognised by presenting evidence of relevant qualifications and work experience toClubsNSW or a registered training organisation. ClubsNSW or a registeredtraining provider will assess a club director’s prior learning based on theevidence of qualifications and work experience presented.
3.7 A club director who is awarded recognition of prior learning willreceive a certificate of recognition of prior learning or other evidence ofexemption from ClubsNSW or a registered training organisation as evidence thatthey have met the training requirements.
3.8 A club director who is not awarded recognition of prior learningwill be required to complete the training referred to in clause 21A.
3.9 A club director may gain the nationally accredited units ofcompetency by seeking credit transfer of prior qualifications throughClubsNSW’s registered training organisation, the Canberra Institute of Technology.
3.10 Credit transfer may also be sought through a registered trainingorganisation with the appropriate units of competency on the registeredtraining organisation’s Australian Skills Quality Authority’s scope of registration.
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3.11 To ensure skills and qualifications are current and appropriate,a club director will be required to provide evidence of learning before credittransfer is recognised. This evidence may include an original qualification (ora certified genuine copy), and a summary of work experience related tocorporate governance or financial oversight.
3.12 A club director who is granted credit transfer will receive a nationally accredited statement of attainment as evidence that they have met the training requirements.
3.13 A club director who is not granted credit transfer, or is granted only partial credit transfer, will be required to complete all or part of the required training, as determined by the registered training organisation.
4. Club manager exemptions
4.1 Under clause 21B of the regulation, a club manager must undertakethe Club Managers’ Association Australia course entitled Board Governance, the Company Secretary and the General Manager, or any other club governance course that may be approved by the Director General, NSW Trade & Investment.
4.2 In accordance with clause 21C(2), a club manager is automatically exempt from these training requirements if, at the time an application for approval to manage a registered club is granted by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority, they :
4.2.1 Have held a position as a club manager in a NSW registered club for three out of the past five years;
4.2.2 Possess any of the following qualifications (completed within the previous five years):
220.127.116.11 Club Managers’ Association Australia and Southern Cross University Corporate Governance Program.
18.104.22.168 Club Managers’ Association Australia and Southern Cross University Corporate Governance Zone Summits.
22.214.171.124 Club Managers’ Association Australia Secretary Managers Course.
126.96.36.199 Chartered Secretaries Australia:
(a) Either a Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits, or
(b) the completion of all of the following individual units undertaken jointly (short course units):
(i) Not-For-Profit Officers, Directors, and the Board
(ii) Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions
(iii) Governance Essentials
(iv) The Accidental Company Secretary.
4.3 A club manager who does not meet these exemption requirements must complete the training requirements under clause 21B.