Governance Institute short courses & Certificates

Governance Institute short courses

  • Half-day in duration and available online
  • Run by experienced practitioners
  • Incorporate current best practice in the field
  • Focus on legal and regulatory governance issues
  • Workshop style, offering opportunity for active discussion
  • Practical and applied.


Combine six short courses to complete one of Governance Institute's Certificates:

  • Certificate in Governance Practice
  • Certificate in Governance and Risk Management
  • Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits.

Governance Institute’s Certificates are highly-regarded vocational qualifications offering flexibility in meeting individual learning needs. Our Certificate courses expand students' knowledge and skills in governance, risk and compliance, and the not-for-profit area — maximising career opportunities and work effectiveness.

They provide essential knowledge and skills (along with an industry qualification) for those in a governance role who are responsible for the corporate accountability functions of an organisation. This can be in a public (listed/unlisted) or proprietary company, a not-for-profit, public sector or other organisation.

In addition, the Certificate provides a Governance Institute qualification for directors, officers and other senior managers who require a broad understanding of their governance responsibilities and the skills required to carry them out.

If you would like to speak to a Governance Institute adviser about your study options, please call 1800 251 849 (toll-free) or email

For further information about Certificate requirements, visit the Certificate structure page. For information about courses, visit the Course descriptions page.

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