About us

Governance Institute of Australia is the only independent professional association with a sole focus on the practice of governance. We provide the best education and support for practising chartered secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers to drive responsible performance in their organisations.

Our postgraduate education in applied corporate governance and risk management is unrivalled in its breadth and depth of coverage. It sets the standard for entry into the profession.

Postgraduate education is also the gateway to membership of Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) — leading international associations for governance practitioners.

Our Certificates in Governance Practice, Governance and Risk Management and Governance for Not-for-Profits provide skills-based governance and risk management training, and a qualification for a wide range of professionals responsible for corporate accountability functions and processes within an organisation.

Our active membership base of more than 7,000 chartered secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers ensures that Governance Institute is at the cutting edge of knowledge of issues and support of sound practice in the continuous evolution of governance and risk management.

Governance Institute Associate and Fellow members are entitled to use the nationally recognised postnominals AGIA and FGIA. Many are also entitled to use the ICSA postnominals of ACIS and FCIS, as well as the internationally-recognised designation, Chartered Secretary. Governance Institute Certificated members enjoy the professional credibility associated with the nationally recognised postnominal of GIA(Cert).