Identify and prevent fraud in your school
It may surprise you to learn that fraud in Australia is higher than the international average, arising in more than half of organisations. This costs the economy billions of dollars and organisations an average of $3 million. In addition, fraud can cause a loss of reputation and eventual loss of business profitability.
Fraud is not limited to large businesses: small businesses lose almost twice as much per scheme to fraud as businesses with over 100 employees. It is therefore crucial that all staff in all organisations know how to recognise fraud and who to report it to.
Schools are vulnerable to fraud like any other organisation, from misappropriation of locally raised funds to fraudulent teacher registration.
The most powerful anti-fraud weapon are educated and aware employees. The Salt Fraud course educates employees as to the types of behaviour that constitutes fraud, and provides a comprehensive list of fraud indicators to foster internal monitoring.
Building a culture of awareness and responsibility can reduce the risk of fraud and increase detection rates, thereby reducing the monetary and other costs of fraud.
This course teaches staff and volunteers about the following:
- How to identify fraud in the school environment.
- Understanding the consequences of fraud for both the fraudster and the school.
- Preventing fraud from occurring.
- Reporting suspected fraud.
Who should do this training?
This training is especially suitable for those who work in fraud risk areas, such as: accounting, operations, administration, purchasing, enrolment, and ancillary services (canteens etc.)
- Module 1: Introduction to fraud
- Module 2: Internal fraud – for administration and office staff
- Module 3: External fraud
- Module 4: Identity fraud
- Module 5: Fraud risk management
Do you have a policy or process, or some subject-matter expertise that you would like to add to this course?
Talk to us about ways we can quickly tailor the course to suit your needs.