Admission Information

Admissions: Postgrad courses

Admissions: Non-award study

Admissions is the process by which a new student applies for a postgraduate course at Governance Institute.  

Admissions criteria: Postgraduate courses

Governance Institute welcomes applications from:

  • Australian citizens;
  • New Zealand citizens;
  • Permanent residents of Australia, or
  • Holders of a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; or
  • Overseas students studying online who are not in Australia.

Note: Applicants who are in Australia on a temporary visa (including international student visas) are not eligible to study with Governance Institute.

Our Admissions Policy states that Governance Institute will consider an applicant for admission to a postgraduate award if the applicant: 

  • Certified copies of testamur (degree certificate) if the academic transcript does not have a conferral or award date listed. 
  • Evidence of name change if the applicant’s current name is different in any way from the name that appears on the official academic transcript and/or testamur.
  • Certified official translation of any relevant documentation that is in a language other than English (e.g., evidence of English language proficiency if the degree was studied outside Australia).  
Conditional admission:

For applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, the applicant must demonstrate the capacity for tertiary level study by successfully completing the first two subjects in the course before progressing to the full award. If the student does not pass one or more of the first two subjects, they cannot proceed with the award, unless those subjects not passed are repeated the following semester resulting in the attainment of a pass grade (only one reattempt per subject permissible). 

Note:  

  • A degree-equivalent qualification may be a membership qualification for some related professional associations. 
  • For Advanced Standing purposes, you may be asked for further evidence of equivalent prior studies. 
  • For overseas degrees, you may be asked to provide subject outlines and evidence of English Language Proficiency e.g., IELTS scores.

Key dates: Postgraduate courses

  Semester 1 2022  Semester 2 2022
Applications for admission deadline Friday 25 February Friday 29 July
Orientation (new students)* Monday 28 February to 4 March Monday 1 August to Friday 5 August
Last day to enrol in subjects (new and continuing students) Friday 4 March Friday 5 August
Semester starts Monday, 7 March

Monday, 8 August

*Exact dates and times for orientation will be advised to successful applicants prior to this period.

How to apply: Postgraduate courses

1. Complete Application for Admission Form and attach supporting evidence.

2. Email your Application for Admission Form and supporting evidence to education@governanceinstitute.com.au.

3. Governance Institute will assess your application against our Admission Policy.

4. Applicants will be advised by Governance Institute in writing of their application outcome.

5. Successful applicants must return acceptance of their Offer Letter by email to education@governanceinstitute.com.au.

6. Enrol in subjects.

7. Pay fees.

Note: Applicants who wish to be considered for advanced standing must submit an Advanced Standing Application when they apply for the course. Refer to the Advanced Standing page for details and how to apply. 

Admissions: Non-award study

Students seeking entry to study on a non-Award basis (assessed and non-assessed modes) must submit a complete Application for Admission Form and submit it to: education@governanceinstitute.com.au, noting the below timelines. 

Non-award applicants who wish to undertake the assessed mode (by completing the subject assessments) must additionally demonstrate they possess the capacity to pursue postgraduate studies by providing appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience to the satisfaction of Governance Institute. 

Key dates: Non-award study

  Semester 1 2022  Semester 2 2022
Applications for admission deadline Friday 25, February Friday, 29 July
Orientation (new students)* Monday, 28 February to Friday, 4 March Monday, 1 August to Friday, 5 August
Last day to enrol in subjects (new and continuing students) Friday 4, March Friday, 5 August
Semester starts Monday, 7 March Monday, 8 August

How to apply: Non-award study:

1. Complete an Application for Admission Form (supporting documentation is required for applicants wanting to undertake assessments.

2. Email your Application for Admission Form and supporting evidence to education@governanceinstitute.com.au.

3. Governance Institute will assess your application against our Admission Policy.

4. Applicants will be advised by Governance Institute in writing of their application outcome by email.

5. Enrol in Subject.

6. Pay Fees.