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Admission information

Admissions: Postgrad courses

Admissions: Non-award study

Admissions criteria

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 must provide a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) that clearly states your study entitlements whilst in Australia.

Governance Institute of Australia is not on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and as such cannot accept applicants on a Student Visa.

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

  • has qualified for a bachelor or higher degree from an Australian University or for an equivalent qualification from an approved Australian higher education provider (as defined by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)) or recognised overseas university or higher education provider; or
  • provides appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience and satisfies Governance Institute that the applicant possesses the capacity to pursue postgraduate studies. Complex applications may be referred to the Course Management Team for resolution.

Examples of supporting documentation include:

  • 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:

Our Admissions Policy states that for applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, requires the student to 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 the first two subjects on the first attempt, they cannot proceed with the award and will have their enrolment cancelled.

Examples of supporting documentation include:

  • Curriculum Vitae detailing professional experience.
  • Evidence of a degree-equivalent qualification may be a membership qualification of professional bodies.
  • Evidence of name change if the applicant’s current name is different in any way from the name that appears on the submitted paperwork.
  • 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)

Note:

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 2024  Semester 2 2024
Applications for admission deadline Friday, 23 February Friday, 26 July
Orientation (new students)* Tuesday, 27 February
or
Thursday, 29 February
Tuesday, 30 July
or
Thursday, 1 August
Last day to enrol in subjects (new and continuing students) Sunday, 3 March Sunday, 4 August
Semester starts Monday, 4 March Monday, 5 August

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

How to apply: Postgraduate courses

1. Complete the online Application for Admission Form, attach supporting evidence and submit the form. (Supporting documentation is required for applicants wanting to undertake assessments)

2.Governance Institute will assess your application against our Admissions Policy.

3. Applicants will be advised via their nominated email address by Governance Institute in writing of their application outcome.

4. Successful applicants must return acceptance of their Offer Letter by replying to admissions@governanceinstitute.com.au

5. Enrol in subjects based on instructions listed in the Offer Letter.

6. Pay fees.

Note: Applicants who wish to be considered for advanced standing are strongly encouraged to upload an online Application for Advanced Standing when they submit an online Application for Admission Form for a postgraduate 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 online Application for Admission Form and attach supporting documentation.

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.

Application for Admission form

Key dates: Non-award study

Semester 1 2024  Semester 2 2024
Applications for admission deadline Friday, 23 February Friday, 26 July
Orientation (new students)* Tuesday, 27 February
or
Thursday, 29 February
Tuesday, 30 July
or
Thursday, 1 August
Last day to enrol in subjects (new and continuing students) Sunday, 3 March Sunday, 4 August
Semester starts Monday, 4 March Monday, 5 August

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

How to apply: Non-award study:

1. Complete the online Application for Admission Form, attach supporting evidence and submit the form. (Supporting documentation is required for applicants wanting to undertake assessments)

2. Governance Institute will assess your application against our Admissions Policy.

3. Applicants will be advised by Governance Institute in writing (via email) of their application outcome.

4. Enrol in subjects as instructed in the application outcome (successfully applicants only).

5. Pay fees.