Pathways to Membership

Whether you are an aspiring governance or risk practitioner looking to expand your knowledge, or a senior level practitioner who needs to keep their skills up to date — there is a membership for you with Governance Institute. 

Governance Institute Memberships 

 

Affiliated Membership

This membership is suitable for early career practitioners and members who are primarily interested in full access to practical benefits like membership discounts and resources. 

Affiliated members are entitled to use the postnominals GIA(Affiliated) and receive access to all our membership benefits 

If you've completed tertiary or TAFE level qualifications in field like:

  • business
  • law
  • administration 
  • accounting and finance 

You're eligible to enter as an Affiliated member. If you have tertiary qualification and worked for 6+ years in governance or risk you may want to consider Associate or Fellow membership

The calendar year fees for 2020 are $475. Check the prorata fee rates here

Associate and Fellow Membership

This membership is suitable for mid-career practitioners and consultants who would like to showcase governance or risk experience. 

Associate members are entitled to use postnominals AGIA and receive access to all our membership benefits. 

This membership is suitable for senior practitioners, CEOs and senior management, consultants and non-executive directors.

Fellow members are entitled to use the postnominals FGIA and receive access to all our membership benefits. In addition, Fellow members may receive invitations to roundtables, may be eligible to apply for board or committee positions with Governance Institute. 

Completing tertiary qualifications in fields related to governance or risk management provides a pathway to Associate or Fellow Membership:

  • business
  • law 
  • administration 
  • accounting finance

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of six years experience in governance or risk management fields. This can include (but isn't limited to):

  • non-executive directorships 
  • audit and compliance experience 
  • governance or risk framework development 
  • company secretary experience 

Fellow membership may be awarded: 

  • for Governance Institute graduates if you have 8+ years of experience 
  • for professional entry applicants if you have 10+ years of experience 

Where the six year experience threshold isn't met you will automatically be eligible for Affiliated membership instead and may advance to Associate membership once the requirement is met. 

Chartered Governance Institute Memberships

If you have completed the Graduate Certificate or Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, you may also apply for membership to our international partner the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI)

Governance Institute of Australia administers the Australian division of the Chartered Governance Institute, so you can apply to be a member of both organisations on the same application form. 

Read about Chartered Governance Institute FAQs for further information. 

Chartered Governance Institute Membership

You may be eligible to become an Affiliated member of the Chartered Governance Institute if you have:

Applied Corporate Law
Corporate Governance 
Finance for Decision-making

Members are entitled to use the postnominals CG(Affiliated) but are not entitled to use any chartered designation. For full information on Affiliated rights under the Chartered Governance Institute please read the Charter

To become an Associate Member of the Chartered Governance Institute, you need to complete the new Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management or the former Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of six years' experience in governance or risk management fields. This can include (but isn't limited to):

  • non-executive directorships 
  • audit and compliance experience 
  • governance or risk framework development
  • company secretary experience 

If you become a member, you will be entitled to use the postnominals ACG and use the Chartered designation as per their qualifying program:

  • Chartered Governance Professional 
  • Chartered Secretary

To become a Fellow Member of the Chartered Governance Institute, you will need to complete the new Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management or the former Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance provides a pathway to Fellow membership.

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of eight years' experience in governance or risk management fields. This can include (but isn't limited to):

  • Non-executive directorships
  • audit and compliance experience 
  • governance or risk framework development 
  • company secretary experience 

If you become a member, you will be entitled to use the postnominals FCG and are entitled to use Chartered designations as per their qualifying program:

  • Chartered Governance Professional
  • Chartered Secretary

Request a membership assessment - attach a resume or LinkedIn profile for our membership specialist to assess. 

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