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The ACNC: How We Help You

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) via FutureLearn


What is the ACNC and what is its role?

Charting a path for good involves understanding the big picture and knowing where to start. When it comes to operating and managing Australian charities, this can be very challenging.

One of the most essential issues is understanding and properly utilising the ACNC. This two-week course is the perfect introduction to Australia’s charity regulator.

Gain a better understanding of the charity sector

As the national regulator, the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has specific functions within the charity sector.

On this course, you’ll learn exactly what falls inside and outside the ACNC’s area of regulatory responsibility, and what kind of support it can offer Australian charities.

You’ll see the general benefits to being a registered charity and also what the specific benefits for your organisation are.

Learn how the ACNC can help your registered charity

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the ACNC’s regulatory approach including how the regulator chooses to provide support and ensures compliance.

Understanding the ACNC’s activities (and the benefits those activities provide) will give you clear insights into how it can help your registered charity, and into how to actually apply for the benefits that are relevant to your situation.

Get exclusive insights into the ACNC from those who really know

The ACNC is the national regulator of charities. They register and regulate Australia’s many charities and help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice, and guidance.

Their staff are experts in their fields and up-to-date with current and emerging trends in charity law and the charity sector.

This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding the registered charity and not-for-profit sector in Australia, including how the ACNC fits in and where to start accessing the benefits available to registered organisations.


  • Introduction to the ACNC
    • Introduction to the ACNC
    • The ACNC is the national regulator of registered charities
    • What does the ACNC have the power to do?
  • The benefits of ACNC registration
    • The ACNC's approach to regulating charities
    • The benefits of ACNC registration
    • Next steps

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Rachel Gear


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