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Certificate in Governance Practice


Tuesday 19 July to Thursday 28 July 2022
1:00pm to 4:30pm AEST

Virtual course via Zoom AEST

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$2,550.00 Member
$3,030.00 Subscriber
$3,210.00 Non-member

Purchase Membership and Certificate Bundle for $2,600 and get membership plus the Certificate for less than the Subscriber price: Purchase bundle here (please allow couple of minutes to load the invoice).

The Certificate in Governance Practice is designed and taught by leading experts and practitioners in the field of governance and provides an introduction to governance fundamentals.  

The Certificate is made up of four core subjects and two electives. The program is interactive – learn from the experiences of the facilitator, from your peers and by examining case studies which will support your post-course application of knowledge in the workplace.   

For those newly appointed or aspiring to the role of Company Secretary or Senior Managers who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of the legal responsibilities, obligations and duties of the role, this Certificate program is perfect for you. You will gain practical skills that you can immediately use to consolidate your current position or to launch a new career in this exciting field. 

Over two weeks, you’ll complete the following mix of core and elective short courses: 

Week 1
Governance Essentials 
Duties of Officers and Directors
Financial Analysis for Officers and Directors

Week 2
Assessing, Analysing and Treating Risk
Meeting ASX Listing Rules Requirements
Legal Frameworks of Governance

You can register for the preferred short course electives that best suit your needs. Delivery of our short courses can be online, virtual via zoom or face to face (dates will vary depending on your state). Please take a look at our full list of short courses here or take a look at some of the short courses we have coming up in your state here. 

How is this course delivered: 

We offer the opportunity to complete this highly regarded Certificate in a convenient virtual live zoom format with your peers across the country. Held over two weeks on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 1.00 – 430pm AEDT (please check your local time zone) you will learn from the comfort of your own home or office whilst still networking and connecting with peers and our experienced facilitators. 

Entry conditions 

There are no prerequisites required for entry to the Certificates, so anyone can study. 

Please contact if you have any questions about how best to structure your Certificate, which short course is best suited for you or how to change your electives. 

After attending the course, you will: 

  • Understand the duties of offices and directors and interplay between boards and management 

  • The skills required to read and understand financial statements 

  • the knowledge and tools to identify and analyse key risks that may affect your organisation 

  • Walk away with practical tools and tips on governance and risk management matters 

  • Explore the frameworks and the theory behind best practice governance practise 

  • Network with peers and our experienced facilitators

What’s included? 

The Certificate fee includes the six short courses scheduled above and: 

  • a discount on the Certificate if purchased in full 

  • a downloadable soft copy of the course materials prior to each short course 

  • access to course materials and online exam for each course (exams must be completed within 12 months) 

  • eligibility to apply for Membership of Governance Institute 

Graduation & Membership 

If you complete the Certificate and pass the corresponding online exams, you’ll be eligible to apply for Affiliated membership and gain the nationally recognised postnominal GIA(Affiliated). You will receive a PDF copy of your certificate and academic record 21 days after completion of your last exam. 

Join and save 

You may already be eligible for membership via our professional entry scheme. Apply for membership in advance to receive a discount on the certificate registration price.