Liquor & Gaming NSW has completed an evaluation of the Club Industry Training Framework.
This mandatory training helps ensure club directors and managers have the governance skills required to make significant business decisions, understand their responsibilities in managing community assets, and understand their transparency and accountability obligations.
The purpose of the evaluation was to determine:
The evaluation interviewed a number of industry stakeholders and received survey responses from club directors and managers. Course materials and data on training completion were examined.
The feedback helped shape the evaluation report and the recommendations that have been made to improve club industry training.
Most stakeholders agree that governance standards in the club industry have improved over recent years.
The evaluation found that:
Stakeholders identified cost and availability as barriers to participating in the training, particularly for small clubs in regional areas.
Outcomes of the evaluation
To work together with club industry bodies to develop measures to overcome the barriers recognised in the evaluation and provide more support to clubs, we will establish a Club Industry Working Group in the second half of 2018.
The Working Group will bring representatives from Liquor & Gaming NSW and club industry bodies together to discuss issues such as:
To improve transparency and accountability, clubs will be required to report on their completion of the training requirements. This requirement will be reflected in amendments to the Registered Clubs Accountability Code. To help clubs report on their training completion, we will provide a template by September 2018 for clubs to use.
Read the full evaluation report (PDF 449.8 KB).