Institute of Company Secretaries of India

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) makes membership with ICSA more accessible for Associate and Fellow ICSI members, who have been an ICSI member for two years or more.

The MOU stipulates that members of ICSI can progress to membership of ICSA by successfully completing the requirements for one of two Chartered designations delivered by Governance Institute of Australia — the Australian division of ICSA. To gain the Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional designation, you are required to complete the following subjects:

Chartered Secretary

 Chartered Governance Professional

To progress to membership of ICSA, you must first provide evidence of current membership of ICSI. Details of the verification process are on the ICSI website. Once Governance Institute of Australia has received confirmation of your membership from ICSI, you can proceed with an application to study with us by completing the ICSI application form and sending it to

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Please note: Unless you have a visa to live and work in Australia, you can only study with us remotely (outside Australia), via our online learning centre (OLC). We do not provide support for visa applications to enter Australia.

Enrolment in a subject entitles you to access the OLC through which the subject is delivered. Learning materials and activities, and assessment requirements are located in the OLC and made available to students two weeks prior to the start of each semester. We highly recommend you study just one subject per semester, and in the order listed.

For further information about the dates for teaching, assessments, and fees please go to our Key dates & fees page.

What happens next?

Once you have completed the required subjects for your chosen pathway to a Chartered designation, you will need to apply for membership of ICSA through Governance Institute. 

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For more information about the memorandum of understanding, pathways to designations or membership, fill out your details below. 

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