Certificate overview

The Certificate in Governance and Risk Management provides essential knowledge for anyone with governance and risk management responsibilities. Designed and taught by renowned practitioners, you will gain a clear introduction to specialist topic areas and the important issues in relation to governance and risk management principles, frameworks and approaches.

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Upcoming courses
Date Study mode Location  
28-30 November Face-to-face QLD REGISTER NOW
5–14 December Virtual (Part-time) Virtual Zoom Register now
6-8 February Face-to-face WA REGISTER NOW
12-14 March Face-to-face VIC REGISTER NOW
19-28 March Virtual (part-time) Virtual Zoom REGISTER NOW
14-16 May Face-to-face NSW REGISTER NOW
21-23 May Face-to-face QLD REGISTER NOW
11-20 June Virtual (Part-time) Virtual Zoom REGISTER NOW
10-19 September Virtual (Part-time) Virtual Zoom  
8-10 October Face-to-face QLD  
29-31 October Face-to-face SA  
29-31 October Face-to-face VIC  
12-14 November Face-to-face NSW  
3-5 December Face-to-face WA  
Course structure

Combine six short courses (core and elective subjects) to complete a Certificate — the gateway to membership with Governance Institute and industry-recognised postnominals GIA(Affiliated).

Our Certificates include a mix of six compulsory and elective short courses. You can complete these courses online, face-to-face or virtually. They are open entry with no prior qualification required.

This Certificate allows students to complete the following core and elective online courses: 

Certificate in Governance and Risk Management
Study hours: 30  CPD: 30
Compulsory courses Electives (choose 2)

Governance and Risk Management

Risk Management Frameworks

Meeting Compliance Requirements

Assessing, Analysing and Treating Risk

Organisational Resilience (Business Continuity and Crisis Management)

Cyber Security Risk

See our complete suite of short courses for more electives.

If you complete a face-to-face or virtual Certificate, you have the option to do this via our intensive mode (six short courses across three consecutive days or across three weeks). Please note: when registering for intensive mode, electives will be selected for you, these electives can be changed subject to availability, excluding Certificates purchased as part of a sale or promotion.

Please contact sales@governanceinstitute.com.au or call 1800 251 849 if you have any questions about how best to structure your Certificate, which short course is best suited for you or how to change your electives.

To graduate from a Certificate, you must complete and pass the online multiple choice exams for each of the six short courses required for your Certificate, within a 12-month period.

If you don’t need the full Certificate, you can register for the short courses that suit your needs.

What's included

The Certificate fee includes the short courses scheduled above and:

  • a downloadable soft copy of the course materials prior to each short course
  • an online, 20 question multiple choice exam for each course
  • a vocational qualification in your chosen area of study
  • practical knowledge and skills that you can readily apply in the work place

Access to the course materials and exams is available for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Certificate fees

Register for a Governance Institute Certificate and save. The cost of a certificate is the combined cost of the six courses with a 5% discount on face-to-face or virtual and 10% discount online.

  Face-to-face or Virtual Online
Member $2,860 $2,710
Paid Subscriber $3,390 $3,160
Non-Member $3,620 $3,375
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