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The Annual Information Statement

Learn how to complete the Annual Information Statement online with these step-by-step videos, instructions and useful links.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    1 hour
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Digital upgrade

    Free

Learn how to complete the Annual Information Statement quickly and thoroughly

All charities are required to complete the Annual Information Statement but do you know how to do it? Do you understand what the questions are asking and why further questions sometimes open up? Are you confident completing the charity programs sections and finance sections?

This short course from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) provides answers.

Through this course, you will: 

  • Learn how to log in to the charity portal, link to your charity’s record, add Responsible and Authorised People to your charity, and navigate to where your charity’s current Annual Information Statement can be completed online.
  • Watch how to complete the Annual Information Statement online including performing verifications on details submitted, and adding, amending and deleting charity programs.
  • Discover how to enter details related to human resources and your charity’s financial report.
  • Check if the details of your charity’s Responsible People are recorded correctly and are current and know how to amend them.
  • Become confident in reviewing and submitting your charity’s completed Annual Information Statement online.
  • Gain knowledge about the ACNC’s red tape reduction initiative and how this informs the questions your charity is asked to answer in the Annual Information Statement.

What topics will you cover?

  • Record-keeping to lodge the Annual Information Statement (AIS), including financial and operational records.
  • Signing into the portal and accessing your charity record.
  • Adding Responsible People and Authorised People.
  • Completing the Annual Information Statement (AIS) online.
  • How to update your charity’s programs.
  • Tips for completing your reporting effectively.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate the ability to log in to the charity portal, link to your charity’s record, add Responsible and Authorised People to your charity, and navigate to where the AIS can be completed online.
  • Experiment with completing the AIS online including performing verifications on details submitted, and adding, amending and deleting charity programs. 
  • Explore entering details related to human resources and your charity’s financial report.
  • Assess if the names and positions of your charity’s Responsible People are recorded correctly and are current.
  • Describe how to review and submit your charity’s completed AIS online.
  • Reflect on the ACNC’s red tape reduction initiative and how this informs the questions your charity is asked to answer in the AIS.

Who is the course for?

This course is for charity leaders responsible for completing the Annual Information Statement (AIS) and for record-keeping to populate the AIS. It is designed for board members and sector advisors.

Who will you learn with?

Rachel Gear is the ACNC's Instructional Designer and Lead Educator for the eLearning Program. She's committed to designing and teaching accessible and relevant professional development for adults.

Rachel Smith is the Director of Advice Services, Education and Public Affairs, and is the Director behind the ACNC’s eLearning program. She’s been with the ACNC since it started.

Who developed the course?

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities. We register and regulate Australia’s many charities. We help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice and guidance. We help the public understand the work of the charity sector and provide a free searchable register of Australian registered charities.

  • Established

    2012
  • Location

    Melbourne, Victoria

What's included?

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
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    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
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    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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