Training & Development Members

Members Training & Development

The St Vincent de Paul Society provides a range of personal and professional learning opportunities to help you offer 'a hand up' to the people we assist. The MV Portal allows you to complete online learning (e-learning) courses at times convenient for you. Don't like online learning? You will also have opportunities to register for instructor-led courses. Contact your Conference President, Member and Community Engagement Coordinator or Volunteer Manager to see if there are face-to-face or virtual (Zoom) sessions planned.   

Members Training & Development

Learning Essentials

The St. Vincent de Paul Society  is committed to providing  the highest standards of service, and maintaining high levels of trust with in the communities we serve. This means our members are required to complete a few compliance modules around safeguarding of children, privacy, health and safety and our Code of Conduct.

As an organisation that is committed to the Catholic Professional Safeguarding Standards, all new members must complete Safeguarding (formerly Child Safe Familiarisation) training. This ensures that the Society complies with the NSW Child Safe Standards required for all organisations that work with children and families.

Code of Conduct training translates our key values into minimum standards, which we ask members to apply in their work.

Privacy and Confidentiality training ensures the Society complies with our legal requirements regarding the privacy of both the Society and the people we assist.

Work Health and Safety training ensures our members stay safe while carrying out their visits and other tasks.

Other Learning Opportunities

The Society believes that all members should have the opportunity to engage in personal and spiritual development while on their journey with the Society. For more information about these opportunities, please visit our pages that have information on leadership, Conference President induction and training, Courses offered by our Spirituality and Formation team, and our module on aboriginal cultural sensitivity and awareness.