Victorian Cemetery Trusts Governance & Operational Training

The Victorian Cemetery Trusts Governance and Operational Training Program is designed to help cemetery trusts enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to their needs.

The program provides an introduction into the knowledge and skills you'll need to survive and thrive as a cemetery trust member. It will help you to:

  • get to know and share experiences and solutions with your peers from other trusts
  • better understand your legal and ethical responsibilities as a trust member
  • know where to go if you need more information or help in fulfilling your role


Workshops have been designed specifically for Class B cemetery trust members. They will take place over two consecutive days at various locations throughout Victoria.

All sessions will run from 10am - 3:30pm, both days. There is no cost to attend, and catering will be provided at all sessions.

About the program

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a governance and operational training program, to be delivered by Our Community's Institute of Community Director's Australia, in alliance with TAFE Gippsland.

The program has been designed specifically for cemetery trusts, and provides a unique opportunity for trust members to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

The program will cover a wide range of topics, such as strategy and planning, risk management, financial governance, legislative frameworks, stakeholder relations and more.

The training is designed to be highly practical, providing participants with the necessary skills and tools to survive and thrive as a trust member.

A full list of scheduled training events is available on our registration page.

If none of the pre-scheduled training events is suitable for your trust, we may be able to arrange a workshop especially for you, provided that your trust can guarantee attendance of at least eight people (two or more trusts may get together to arrange this). Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

Contact details


Telephone: 1300 137 475

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