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NCOSS Member Benefits and Discounts to Training in Partnership with Pathways Australia


NCOSS is pleased to announce a range of Member exclusive offers in partnership with Pathways Australia.

Together, the partnership will focus on supporting the community sector to upskill senior leaders, managers and other staff with free, discounted, and affordable training, consultancy and more.

We have partnered with Pathways Australia because of their commitment to assist not-for-profit organisations to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference in their organisations. The practical training programs, forums and courses offered are designed to meet the specific needs of Not-For-Profit organisations. They are facilitated by presenters who understand the not-for-profit sector and are experts on the topics they present. Pathways Australia also provide a range of high quality and affordable consultancy services in the areas of human resources management, governance, engagement surveys, strategic planning and organisational reviews.

NCOSS Member Exclusive Offers

NCOSS members are eligible to receive a complimentary registration for the below-mentioned courses. If your organisation fits the eligibility criteria, please register your interest

Criteria for Complimentary Registration

  • A current member of NCOSS
  • Total annual revenue < $5M
  • Have not received a complimentary registration in the past 3 months

NCOSS members are also eligible to receive 15% discount on all public training courses and consultancy services offered by Pathways Australia. To receive your discount code, please contact NCOSS.


Upcoming Courses in 2020


Webinar courses

To register your interest for a complimentary registration to the following webinar courses, complete this form.

Deadline for submissions is three weeks prior to the course date.





Dealing with ‘difficult’ people and their behaviours – 1 May & 19 May 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm

Effective time-management. Tips and techniques – 5 May & 8 Oct 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm

Managing performance… constructively and effectively – 6 May25 Jun, 27 Oct 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm

Financial literacy for non-accountants – 7 May & 23 Jul 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm

Recruitment & Selection… Getting it right – 30 Apr14 May & 1 Oct 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm 

Identifying & Preventing Fraud 3 Jun & 12 Nov 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm

Strategic Planning the right way – 8 Jul 2020, 11.30am-12:30pm



In-person courses


17 March 2020 - Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and health of staff, facilitators and participants being paramount, Pathways Australia have decided to postpone all in-person courses scheduled between now and mid-May. If you are already registered for a course, you will receive an email directly with an update with the new scheduled dates. 

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact Pathways Australia directly or Susie Saba, NCOSS Partnerships & Communications Manager. The below dates will be updated regularly, as changes are confirmed.

To register your interest for a complimentary registration to the following webinar courses, complete this form.

Deadline for submissions is five weeks prior to the course date.











Stress Management Course – 18 Sep 2020

So You've Made it to Manager... How to Survive and Thrive – 22 & 23 Sep 2020 and 17 & 18 Nov 2020

How to Build a Great Team... We're Better Together – 24 Sep 2020

Time Management for Really Busy People – 30 Sep 2020

Conflict Management and Resolution – 29 Oct 2020

Emotional Intelligence... The Secret of Life and Leadership Success - 30 Oct 2020


NCOSS Member Discount Offers

Discounted Consultancy Services include:

  • HR Support
  • Organisation Reviews
  • Strategic Planning
  • Engagement Surveys
  • Governance Support
Note: Pathways Australia will advise NCOSS by email of the name of any organisation which uses these services, along with the issue discussed eg. governance, planning. No other identifying information (eg. name or position) will be provided and details of the discussion will remain confidential between the caller and Pathways Australia.

Free Employee Engagement Survey

Your employees are all valuable assets. Understanding how they feel about your organisation, its work and leadership is vitally important if you want to retain their commitment and support. Pathways Australia, in conjunction with a global leader in online survey software, has developed the only survey tool that focuses on the needs of the Australian community services sector. The online tool is easy to administer and will give you extremely detailed results. Importantly, you can compare your organisation’s results with those of other community service organisations.

NCOSS members interested in conducting a free employee engagement and satisfaction survey through Pathways Australia can contact NCOSS for their unique password. NCOSS members will also receive a 15% discount on future Your Say surveys.

*This offer is available free for the first year on the Pathways Australia website. However, if you register as an NCOSS member you will receive a 15% discount on future surveys. 

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