Assessable components

There are three compulsory assessable components (presentation, assignment and examination) for all subjects other than the Risk Management Project.

Students must attain an aggregated mark of not less than 50 per cent for the assessable components, and an examination mark that is not less than 40 per cent.

For all subjects other than the Risk Management Project:

  • the presentation forms 20 per cent of the assessment load
  • the assignment 30 per cent
  • the examination 50 per cent.

The Risk Management Project assessable components comprise a project brief and presentation (30 per cent) and a project report (70 per cent). Students must make a genuine attempt at all assessable components in order to pass the subject.

Non-award students, those not enrolled in a course, must still complete the assessment for the subject in order to gain academic credit.

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Dates and results

Semester 2, 2019

  • Presentation due date — Tuesday, 17 September
  • Assignment due date  Tuesday, 8 October 
  • Exam date  week commencing Monday, 18 November
Risk Management Project subject only
  • Risk Management Project presentation and brief due date — Tuesday, 3 September
  • Risk Management Project risk report due date — Tuesday, 18 November

Semester 1, 2020

  • Presentation due date — Tuesday, 21 April
  • Assignment due date — Tuesday, 5 May 
  • Exam date — week commencing Monday, 15 June 

Risk Management Project subject only

  • Project brief and presentation due date — Tuesday, 31 March
  • Project report due date — Tuesday, 16 June 

Semester 2, 2020

  • Presentation due date — Tuesday, 15 September
  • Assignment due date — Tuesday, 6 October 
  • Exam date — week commencing Monday, 16 November

Risk Management Project subject only

  • Project brief and presentation due date — Tuesday, 1 September
  • Project report due date — Tuesday, 17 November


  • The main examination for all states will be held on the Tuesday of the examination week. Examinations held on this day are primarily held in the evening.
  • Students sitting more than one examination will have arrangements made to sit additional papers on another day during the designated examination week.


  • Subject results will be released approximately five weeks after the examination week and will be accessible on your academic record via Governance Institute’s website.
  • Students will be notified by email when results are available.

Examination venues

Examination venues are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

On request, Governance Institute will make arrangements for students outside these capital cities to sit examinations at a local university, TAFE or similar. Students are required to pay the institution’s exam supervision fee directly.


Students may be eligible for recognition of academic merit/excellence. Dux awards are offered for best graduate and best in subject. A list of Dux award winners is included in Governance Institute's digital journal, Governance Directions.

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