Certificate overview

This Certificate provides an introduction to good governance practice. For those newly appointed or aspiring to the role of Company Secretary or Senior Managers who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of the legal responsibilities, obligations and duties of the role, this Certificate program is perfect for you. You will gain practical skills that you can immediately use to consolidate your current position or to launch a new career in this exciting field.

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Upcoming courses
Date Study mode Location  
6-15 February Virtual (Part-time)  Virtual Zoom  register now
12-14 March Face-to-face QLD REGISTER NOW
27-28 May Face-to-face (Quick start) NT REGISTER NOW
25-27 June Face-to-face NSW REGISTER NOW
2-11 July Virtual (Part-time)  Virtual Zoom   
10-12 September Face-to-face VIC  
Certificate 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 Practice
Study hours: 30  CPD: 30
Compulsory courses Electives (choose 2)

Governance Essentials

Duties of Officers and Directors

Financial Analysis for Officers and Directors

Assessing, Analysing and Treating Risk

Accidental Company Secretary®

Minutes for Boards and Committees

You can choose other electives to suit your learning needs. Please see our full list of short courses here.

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. 

What is 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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