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August 16, 2021

Legal and Design updates to several courses

Competition and Consumer Protection

FMCG & Universities Versions

Understanding competition and consumer protection law is one of the most fundamental aspects of compliance for any organisation.

GRC Solutions offers comprehensive training on Competition and Consumer Protection, with targeted modules aimed at employees and managers.

We’ve given two of our courses – Competition and Consumer Protection for FMCG, and Competition and Consumer Protection for Universities – a fresh new look and feel.

Learners will enjoy upgraded visuals, a striking colour palette, compatibility with different devices (including mobile and tablet), and more interactive quizzes and case studies to develop their knowledge.

But more than that, they’ll get comprehensive, up-to-date training that is engaging, practical and tailored to what they need to know.

These newly designed courses are now available and will appear seamlessly in our off-the-shelf courses.

There is no requirement for learners to re-sit these courses as a result of this update but consult your legal counsel for advice tailored to your circumstances.

Modules

  1. Introducing competition law
  2. Anti-competitive behaviour
  3. (Advanced) Anti-competitive behaviour part 1 (for managers)
  4. (Advanced) Anti-competitive behaviour part 1 (for managers)
  5. Product liability (for targeted roles)
  6. Advertising (for targeted roles)

Child Protection

Standard & Schools Versions

Australian states and territories have been gradually introducing new laws focusing on protecting children from sexual offences. Queensland is the latest state to enact these laws.

Under these laws, all adults must report sexual offending against children to the police, unless they have a reasonable excuse.

Adults in institutional settings (such as schools, churches or sporting clubs) must also protect children from the risk of sexual offences being committed against them. Failure to comply with these laws could lead to penalties.

GRC Solutions has updated our Child Protection training course with the latest information and designs.

These updates will now appear seamlessly in Module 1 of off-the-shelf course versions. These new legal developments are relevant to everyone who works in a child-facing role. We all have a role to play in keeping children safe in our community.

While there is no requirement for learners to re-take training as a result of this update, speak to your legal team about your particular circumstances.

Modules

  1. Introduction to child protection
  2. Identifying child abuse
  3. Mandatory reporting
  4. Child protection in leadership (for managers and recruiters)

Anti-Money Laundering

Standard

Cuckoo smurfing: the money laundering technique that’s catching on with both criminals and regulators

Understand how to protect your organisation and your customers

In June, Australia’s financial crime regulator, AUSTRAC, released a guide on “cuckoo smurfing”, a money laundering technique being used to hide proceeds of crime.

Despite its innocuous name, it’s an increasingly common way to move illegal funds into Australia from overseas.

Targets of cuckoo smurfing include Australian expatriates and exporters, international students and new migrants.

How can your organisation best protect against it?

Our latest update to our Anti-Money Laundering course explores the illegal practices of money laundering and terrorism financing, including new information on cuckoo smurfing, and shows you how to protect your organisation and your customers.

These updates will now appear seamlessly in off-the-shelf course versions. The additional information appears in Module 1.

While there is no requirement for learners to re-sit this course as a result of this update, consult your legal counsel for advice on your own situation.

Modules

  1. Introduction to money laundering
  2. Money laundering risks
  3. Know your customer obligations
  4. Monitoring and reporting obligations
  5. Terrorist financing

Financial Services - AML

Changes to Australia’s AML/CTF regime – here’s what you need to know

The reforms highlight the importance of knowing your customer

You might have seen that a major suite of reforms to Australia’s AML/CTF regime have recently taken effect.

The goal of this reform package is to strengthen Australia’s capabilities to address money laundering and terrorism financing risks, while increasing the resilience of our financial system against criminal threats.

The new regime changes how financial services organisations conduct customer due diligence, including what information is necessary to verify a customer’s identity.

Importantly, it’s no longer enough to conduct due diligence on a customer just once – your organisation needs a system for monitoring and ongoing due diligence.

GRC Solutions has updated its AML training course to focus on the latest legal developments and practices to protect your organisation from money laundering.

Our modules highlight a renewed focus on know your customer (KYC) obligations, including when organisations can rely on customer identification and verification procedures from a third party.

These updates will appear seamlessly in off-the-shelf course versions and are relevant across all modules.

While there is no requirement for learners to re-sit this course as a result of this update, consult your legal counsel for advice on your own situation.

Modules

  1. Introducing AML/CTF
  2. Money laundering and terrorism financing methodologies
  3. Customer due diligence – Know Your Customer  
  4. Ongoing customer due diligence
  5. Reporting to AUSTRAC
  6. AML/CTF for managers

Work Health and Safety (WHS)

Make workplace health and safety a priority for your organisation

Several states and territories have made changes to their WHS regime

Amid the uncertainty of ever-changing business conditions, and the fact that more employees are working from home than ever before, work health and safety laws (WHS) remain a stable priority for legislatures around Australia.

Western Australia is well on its way to joining nationally standardised WHS legislation, and its new state laws are set to commence in early 2022.

Several other states have implemented a swathe of new powers, obligations and penalties throughout the last 12 months.

We’ve updated our WHS training course to reflect these latest legal developments. The refreshed version of the course affects Modules 2, 4, 5 and 6.

These updates will now appear seamlessly in off-the-shelf course versions. While there is no requirement for learners who have already completed this training to re-sit it, consult your legal counsel for advice tailored to your circumstances.

Modules

  1. Working safely
  2. Workers’ rights and obligations
  3. Duties of PCBUs
  4. Compliance and enforcement measures
  5. Duties of officers
  6. Other parties

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