Postgraduate study

Accelerate your career with Australia’s leading postgraduate courses in governance and risk management.

Unrivalled depth and insight

Our postgraduate courses are unrivalled in Australia for the depth of insights and level of practical application they provide. They're designed and taught by leading experts, industry practitioners and academics. You'll gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to excel in your governance and risk management responsibilities.

Our two postgraduate courses are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as meeting course requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level 8 (honours, postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma levels). 

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Postgraduate study at Governance Institute
Boost your earnings potential
Master your day-to-day role and feel empowered to progress to a more senior position.
Flexible learning
Our Postgraduate courses are delivered fully online, giving you the flexibility to study anywhere and become a part of a community of engaged learners online.
Exclusive accreditation
Governance Institute is the only Australian provider of chartered governance accreditation.
Professional membership
Governance Institute is the leading national professional membership association for the governance and risk management profession.
Advanced standing

Advanced standing is also available to new students upon successful admission to our courses, in-line with our Advanced Standing Policy where eligible students may receive up to:

  • Two (2) subjects (20 credit points) advanced standing towards the Graduate Certificate in Applied Corporate Governance & Risk Management; or
  • Two (2) subjects (20 credit points) advanced standing towards the Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance & Risk Management course.
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Chant Legacy Scholarship for postgraduate study in governance

The Chant Legacy Scholarship has been made possible by a trust set up in the original will of the late Mr Leonard Watson Chant.

As the trustee of the Chant Legacy Scholarship, Governance Institute of Australia is pleased to offer an opportunity for individuals who have a need and a desire to study governance at a postgraduate level.

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Information for ICSI students

Members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) can progress to membership of Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) by successfully completing the educational requirements for membership. Governance Institute of Australia, the Australian division of CGI, offers pathways to two chartered designations, Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional. The following subjects must be successfully completed in each case:

Chartered Secretary

Chartered Governance Professional

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What our students say
The course material improved my professional awareness about the importance of executive responsibility, accountability and transparency.
Daniela Crisafi FGIA FCG
Head of Regulatory Reporting, Bank First
The course has provided me with a broader context of governance within organisations.
Andrew Griffiths GIA(Affiliated) CG(Affiliated)
Legal Manager, Keystart
I chose Governance Institute because of its reputation, professional networks and available resources.
Kristy Wright AGIA
Senior Manager - Governance Risk & Compliance, PwC