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Certificate in Governance and Risk Management

This certificate 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.

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 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 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. Please contact 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 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 $2,935 $2,905
Paid Subscriber $3,500 $3,450
Non-Member $3,735 $3,500


Governance Institute Certificates in 2024

2024 dates Delivery Location  
Anytime Online Online Register
10-19 Sep 2-weeks part-time Virtual Zoom Register
8-10 Oct 3-day intensive Brisbane, QLD Register
29-31 Oct 3-day intensive Adelaide, SA Register
29-31 Oct 3-day intensive Melbourne, VIC Register
12-14 Nov 3-day intensive Sydney, NSW Register
3-5 Dec 3-day intensive Perth, WA Register
3-12 Dec 2-weeks part-time Virtual Zoom Register

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“When I initially signed up for this course to better understand the background of Assurance and Risk and as part of my professional development, I went in with an open mind. I was able to absorb knowledge from expects in this space and engage in proactive discussions. The platform provided an amazing space to ask questions and gain insights into how I can contribute to good governance and risk practices upon my return. I truly appreciate this opportunity and am excited to utilise it to enhance the great service and organisation I work for. Thank you!” — Felila Riki