For Coordinators

AS A COMPASS COORDINATOR, YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON TO YOUR PARTICIPANTS WHILE YOU GUIDE AND SUPPORT THEM THROUGH THEIR COMPASS JOURNEY.

THE COMPASS COORDINATOR

The Compass Coordinator plays a very important role facilitating a participant’s journey through The Compass Award.

Coordinator must be accredited (complete training) and sign off on the Code of Conduct.

COORDINATOR PORTAL

All of the resources you need to help you coordinate The Compass Award are located in the Coordinator Portal. You will receive your personal login and temporary password following completion of the Compass Coordinator Accreditation.

COORDINATOR ACCREDITATION/TRAINING

All Coordinators must be appropriately trained before working with Compass students.

STEP 1 – PRE-READING
This training resource has been designed for everyone involved in delivering The Compass Award. It covers the conditions and minimum requirements of The Compass Award program and offers a framework to successfully guide young people in order to achieve The Compass Award.

STEP 2 – QUESTIONNAIRE
Ensure you have read the Coordinator Training Resource before beginning the questionnaire (Step 1).

STEP 3 – ACCREDITATION
Congratulations! You are now eligible to facilitate the Compass Award. Your certificate and badge will be sent out shortly.

Supervision

For all sections, participants must be appropriately supervised by a responsible adult or Instructor at all times. This person may be the Mentor.

Coordinators should clarify this arrangement with the parent if the activity is to be held out of school time. Parents may supervise their child’s activity but should not be their Mentor.

Child Safety Requirements

As a Coordinator, you will be approving your Participant’s Mentor. Each Assessor MUST sign the Code of Conduct. Assessor information including current Working with Children Check or VIT number must be saved in an Assessor Register. Resources to assist you with this can be found in the Assessor Resources folder of the Resource Hub.

Participants cannot commence a Compass Award Section until the Coordinator has confirmed the appointment of an appropriately skilled, experienced and/or qualified Mentor for that Section’s Activity.

COORDINATOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. PARTICIPANT START UP

  • Register participants and distribute Record Books.
  • Assist Participants to select activities and find a suitable Mentor.

2. CHILD SAFETY

  • Check Mentor’s suitability (experience and/or qualifications), approving them and recording.
  • Ensure all mentors/supervisors meet Child Protection Legislation requirements.
  • Ensure all mentors/supervisors have agreed to The Code of Conduct.

3. SIGN OFF

  • Facilitate the Participant’s Compass Award journey
  • Sign off each Level as a participant completed each level, sign off and order
    certificates/badges

4. PRESENTATION

  • Arrange for Participants to be presented with their certificate/badge as appropriate for your school/organisation.

The Compass Assistant

The Compass Coordinator may appoint an assistant to provide extra support and assistance should it be required.

The assistant should also complete the Coordinator training module.

MENTORS

The Mentor is an adult who has some skill, expertise and/or qualifications in the activity being undertaken by the Participant. Participants should identify their Mentor for each section at the start of their activity; they should discuss this choice with their parents and Coordinator to ensure that their choice is appropriate.