Changes Coming to Paladin in 2019

2018 has been another very very busy year at Paladin.  Courses in every capital city as well as Broken Hill, Mount Isa and some consultancy in South Korea has left me wondering where the year has gone.

For many reasons, 2019 is ushering in a new chapter for Paladin Risk Management Services.

Number of Courses

There will be 14 public courses next year – seven Advanced Diploma courses and seven Diploma/Certificate IV courses.  Courses will now only be run in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Of course, those outside of those locations will still be able to undertake the distance versions of the course.

Duration of Courses

In order to fit more practical application into the Diploma and the Certificate IV courses, each has been extended by one day.  The Certificate IV will now run for three days (concurrently with the first three days of the Diploma) with the Diploma now running for a full five days.

New Qualification Courses

Plans are underway to introduce two new courses into the Paladin stable:

  • Advanced Diploma in Organisational Resilience (to be run in conjunction with a partner company); and
  • Diploma of Physical Security Systems (to be run by a partner company).

These courses will complement the current courses and offer additional skills for those working in different fields of risk management.

Short Courses

For those that are interested in more focussed training, Paladin will be offering a range of one day workshops including:

  • Managing Project Risk;
  • Controls in Risk Management;
  • Setting an organisational Risk Management Context;
  • Business Continuity Management;
  • Risk Management for not-for-profit organisations; and
  • Managing Risk for Boards.

Other courses may be offered so keep an eye out for announcements in the Paladin Newsletter.

Change to Relationship with Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA)

After a fantastic 6-year relationship, the arrangement between Paladin Risk Management Services and the RMIA is entering a new and different phase as both organisations realign their strategic priorities.

Up until now, each course conducted by Paladin included a 12-month membership to the RMIA as well as automatic accreditation as a CPRA or CPRM upon successful awarding of the qualification.  The RMIA will now be sponsoring other courses and providers and, as such, the Paladin offer for prospective participants will be the same as for those providers, i.e. a 10% discount on Paladin courses for members of the RMIA.

The RMIA has agreed to honour the CPRA/CPRM accreditation for those who have completed courses or are attending courses throughout the remainder of 2018, however, this will expire in December 2020.

Course Costs

Since the courses commenced in 2013, there has been no change in course costs.  Although the free membership and accreditation with the RMIA, will no longer be offered, the costs of running the courses has increased over time and with all courses now being run over an extra day (the Advanced Diploma was initially offered as a four-day course), an adjustment has been made to the course costs for 2019.  There are discounts available, however, for members of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.  The prices for 2019 are as follows:

Course Standard Cost Cost for RMIA Members
Advanced Diploma of Governance, Risk and Compliance $4,600 $4,140
Diploma of Risk Management and Business Continuity $4,000 $3,600
Certificate IV in Risk Management Essentials $2,800 $2,520

Those people availing themselves of the RMIA member discount will need to include the membership number as part of the registration process.

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