Melbourne ROC Information Session 4 May 2018

4 April 2018

Melbourne ROC information Session 4 May 2018

On 6 March 2018, Commissioner Mark Bielecki led the delivery of the ROC’s first broad based information session to about 130 representatives of registered organisations in Parramatta NSW.  We received a range of positive feedback about the topics and information delivered at the Parramatta session, including about the Counsel Panel Discussion, and in response to a poll conducted about whether the ROC should continue to deliver information sessions in other locations, 99% of respondents indicated that we should.

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing education and advice to registered organisations and their members, and in response to the strong support received, we will be conducting a repeat information session at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne on Friday 4 May 2018. We can now confirm that Kristine Hanscombe QC, Chris O’Grady QC and Mark Irving SC will form the panel discussing corrupting benefits and officer & related party disclosures.  The half day information session agenda is as follows:


8.15 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.


8.45 a.m.

Welcome by Commissioner Mark Bielecki

Information session

Induction for new office holders

Information session

Corrupting benefits & Officer & Related Party (ORP) issues

Panel discussion & Q & A

Corrupting benefits & ORP Q & A


Kristine Hanscombe QC


Chris O’Grady QC


Mark Irving SC



10.40 a.m.- 11.00 am.

Morning Tea



Information session

Compliance with financial reporting - common errors, tips & tools

Information session

ROC tools, templates & reporting calendar

12.30 p.m.

Summary & sessions conclude

12.40 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Networking / engage with ROC staff session




Light lunch provided


The feedback from Parramatta suggested that a full day was a lot to take in and so we have reduced this session to a half day morning session, focusing on recent legislative changes & on financial governance. 

The session is open to registered organisations, employer associations, industrial groups, auditors and peak bodies.  At the session you will have the opportunity to directly engage with the Commissioner and staff of the Commission from the education, compliance and finance teams. 

Registrations close 16 April 2018

We are already nearing capacity for the venue so if you are interested in attending the Melbourne session, you are invited to express your interest by COB 16 April 2018 to For those people who attended the Parramatta information session, the Melbourne session will provide very similar although updated sessions.