Non-award study

What is non-award study?

For those who do not wish to undertake the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management course, Governance Institute also offers non-award study – where students can study a maximum of two (2) subjects offered within our Graduate Certificate Course without requiring formal admission to the course.

Non-award study is perfect for those who wish to either upskill themselves and develop knowledge based on up to two of the Graduate Certificate subjects we offer; and for those who would like to undertake a postgraduate subject without having to commit to undertaking a formal postgraduate course. Applicants for non-award study are required to demonstrate to Governance Institute that they have the capacity to undertake postgraduate level study.

Non-award study is available in two (2) modes of study:

  1. Assessable mode, where students undertake assessments; or
  2. Non-assessable mode where students do not undertake assessments:
Assessable Mode

Where a student enrols in the subject/s of their choice from the Graduate Certificate of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management as a non-award student and undertakes the assessment items that lead to a grade in the subject.

Students must undertake and pass all assessment requirements and the subject overall to be granted advanced standing (specified academic credit) for the non-award subject, if they later decide to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management course. These students pay the same subject fee as those enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance and Risk Management course.

Non-assessable mode

Where a student enrols in the subject/s of their choice from the Graduate Certificate of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management as a non-award student, they may attend all classes and discussion forums and access the course materials but can choose to not undertake the assessment items.

Students in this mode of study will be ineligible for advanced standing (specified or unspecified academic credit) if they later decide to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management course.

What subjects can I study?

A maximum of two (2) subjects from the below list can be studied in non-award assessable or non-assessable modes:

How and when do I study?

Subjects offered by Non-Award study are offered in the online study mode at Governance Institute. Online study complements our student demographic who are predominately mid-senior-level professionals who work full-time and study our courses part-time. Online study provides convenience and flexibility. Timetable information is available on the key dates and fees page. The subject assessments are also conduced online (for Non-Award students undertaking the assessable mode of study).

Online study is conducted via our Online Learning Centre (OLC) and typically involves attending two (2) hours per week of live classes (a one-hour lecture and a one-hour discussion) for 12 weeks where you will view your lecturer and other classmates on camera; all live classes are recorded and available in the OLC for reference. All subject materials (except textbooks) are available on the OLC for each week of learning.

Subject fees

Subject fees vary based on the mode of non-award study.

  • Students who study non-award via the assessable mode pay the same subject fee of $2,290 as those enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance and Risk Management course in 2022. Refer to the Fees page for details.
  • Students who study non-award via the non-assessable mode pay 75% of the total fee for the subject at $1,718 in 2022. Refer to the Fees page for details.
  • Discounts are available for members and subscribers of Governance Institute of Australia. Refer to the Fees page for details.

How do I apply?

Refer to our easy course Admissions Process.  

 

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