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Effective Director Course

About us

Governance Institute of Australia is the only independent professional association with a sole focus on whole-of-organisation governance.


Who we are


A national membership association, Governance Institute of Australia advocates for a community of governance and risk management professionals, equipping over 8,000 members with the tools to drive better governance within their organisation.​​


We tailor our resources for members in the listed, unlisted and not-for-profit sectors, and ensure our member’s voice is heard loudly. ​​


As the only Australian provider of chartered governance accreditation, we offer a range of short courses, certificates and postgraduate study to help further the knowledge and education of the fast-growing governance and risk management profession. ​​


We run a strong program of thought leadership, research projects and news publications and draw upon our membership of the Chartered Governance Institute to monitor emerging global trends and challenges to ensure our members are prepared.​​


Our members know that governance is at the core of every organisation — and in these tumultuous times, that good governance is more important than ever before.


Our strategy

Governance Institute Strategic Plan 2020-2025