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Governance Professional Series

  • Become a more effective board or committee member
  • Fully flexible digital-first online course
  • Suitable for total beginners and new directors
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Duration Up to 12 months
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $1,725 (total)
Career opportunities Board member | Committee member
Course topics Three modules
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders
Pathways University courses
Entry requirements Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
Start date Immediately, or whever you're ready
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Key Benefits

Digital-first governance course

This isn’t just an adaptation of a classroom course. It’s made specifically for online learning. Do the whole course from your phone, tablet or laptop, wherever you are. Enjoy interactive multimedia lessons that really let you explore the topics organically and learn at your own pace.

Exclusive insights from experienced directors

This unique course has been reviewed and edited by leading subject matter experts and governance professionals. You’ll also get exclusive bite-sized interviews with experienced directors from a variety of different board backgrounds, from community clubs to international corporations.

Feel confident and ready for your role on the board

This Governance Professional Series course will provide you with the basics you need to feel confident and prepared for your position as a director. From the concept of governance to the details of the activities and responsibilities you’ll take on, this course is an overview of basics that all board members in Australia have in common.

It's a bit different

It’s a bit different to some other courses you might have done in the past. It’s designed to answer the most urgent and important questions you have about directorship. Questions you’re probably asking people already (or Googling) about being on a board. Instead of having to put things together from separate topics (‘Law’, ‘Ethics’, ‘Procedures’, etc.), you get the answers you need in a more practical format. It’s a different way of doing things, but we reckon you’ll love it.

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Course Assessments

Course assessments

There are no written assessments for this course. Instead, you’ll complete short quizzes throughout each module to ensure you’re keeping up with the concepts.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed for potential board members, new board members, and those who have some experience but want deeper knowledge to back it up. It is suitable for learners in a range of organisations, including:

Key opportunities include:

Pathways

The Governance Professional Series will give you a taste of subject areas which are explored in much greater depth in different degree-level courses.

Upon completing the course, you may choose to pursue your interest in one of these areas. For example, you may look in to applying to study a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Commerce.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this certificate. It is an introductory course that’s suitable for new/potential board members from all different backgrounds. However, it helps if you:


What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Course Topics

The Professional Governance Series is broken up into 3 modules:


Module 1

Governance Essentials

Module 2

Strategy and Risk

Module 3

Finance for Non-Finance People

Course Duration

There’s no minimum or maximum time frame.

You can complete this course as fast or as slow as you like (within a 1 year period).

We recommend getting through it within a few months so the knowledge is fresh in your mind for the assessment. To do this, you’ll need to set aside about two hours per week.

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:


How does it work?

This course is self-directed so you’re able to move through it at your own pace. If you run into questions along the way, you can always reach out to the course facilitator who is contactable via email or Zoom.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$1,725 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.


Payment plan

$79.60 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $2,070)

This option is suitable for people wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard of Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders
Lisa Constantine

I’ve held various board roles and committee memberships over the past 10 years in both private companies and not for profit organisations. My roles have spanned from secretarial duties to strategy advice and overseeing working parties.

I am passionate about creating practical career opportunities for students through education and training.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

My need for coffee, exercise and my kids!

Any questions? Ask away!