Education

The BCCM offers a range of courses and training programs to educate people on co-operatives and mutuals. Our industry courses are designed to meet the education and training needs of your team from the frontline to the board table. Find the right fit for you – sort by category below.

Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals

Purchase your early-bird licence for the BCCM’s accredited environmental sustainability course for CMEs delivered online by sustainability strategist and educator Peter Watts.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) Is offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education.

Foundations of Directorship for CMEs

The Foundations of Directorship Course for CMEs is delivered online by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with the BCCM.

Mutual mindset: An introduction to co-operatives and mutuals

A program for employees of co-operative and mutual businesses developed to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the CME sector.

Measurement and performance

The BCCM and research partner Monash University offer masterclasses in the ground-breaking Mutual Value Measurement (MVM) framework. Discover course dates and more about MVM.

Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers CPD course

The first course developed by the BCCM to equip accounting and legal practitioners with the relevant knowledge to be able to advise clients on setting up and running effective co-operative businesses.

BCCM Innovation Masterclass

Designed to help co-op and mutual executives and emerging leaders develop an innovation mindset, this three, half-day online masterclass is delivered by Strategyzer’s Fred Etiemble and UTS’s Professor Emmanuel Josserand.

Co-operative Foundations online modules

These online modules provide farmers, fishers and foresters a foundational understanding of co-operatives and the benefits of working together in a co-op.

Introduction to digital communications for co-operatives

This course covers digital communications strategy, storytelling and content marketing, using your website to engage, SEO, social media, and analysis – using your data to improve engagement.

Bespoke courses and training

Education is at the core of the co-operative model. It is one of the international co-operative principles to support the empowerment of members and ensure that the benefits of the model are handed on.

Education is a strategic priority of the BCCM. We educate people and policy makers about the benefits of co-ops and mutuals and advocate for education about the model to be included in mainstream education. The BCCM works to improve the provision of relevant education about the co-operative and mutual business model.

Our industry courses are designed to meet the education and training needs of your team from the frontline to the board table.

Our education team can also talk to you about our bespoke education offerings to cater for in-house and customised training needs.

Contact our Education Manager to find out how we can help with your education and training needs.

Generous discounts for all courses apply to BCCM members. Find out how you can become a member.