Key Benefits

Formalise your skills as a board or committee member

If you’re already serving on a board, the Governance Professional Series is a great way to solidify and formalise your capabilities, boost stakeholder confidence, and give yourself the best chance of re-election.

As the power and influence of corporations and organisations alike have grown, the need for best-practice governance is an important part of reflecting social, legal and economic changes in society. Good governance, therefore requires a sound understanding of the compliance and performance elements of serving on a board and how to meet the needs of stakeholders.

The course explores industry best-practice whilst placing an emphasis on the ethical responsibility of serving on a board. From strategic planning, stakeholder communication, to risk management and compliance, the course will help consolidate your existing knowledge as a board member or successfully prepare you for your first board appointment.

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Course Assessments

Course assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed a clustered assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world as a business operator or manager. Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Key opportunities include:

The Governance Professional Series has a massive breadth of applications. Many of the topics you’ll study as a governance student are breadth topics, giving you skills you can use in a variety of roles.

The course aims to ready you for the rewarding experience of serving on a board, whether corporate, non-for-profit or community-based. Through exploring the corporate governance practice framework in the core units, you will define governance roles, understand key board functions, learn to improve board processes and ensure board effectiveness.

In addition to the core units, you’ll learn valuable skills in regulatory compliance, risk management and developing emotional intelligence for successful board participation and overall management. The depth and breath of the course will formalise your skills and show any organisation that you’re committed to being an effective director.


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

To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

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

Course Topics

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Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

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Governance Professional Series

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  • Become a more effective company director
  • Designed to enhance skills as a board or committee members of companies, government, and not-for-profit groups
  • Online, at a pace that suits you
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price Coming soon
Career opportunities Board member | Committee member
Course topics Five modules
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Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders
Pathways University courses
Entry requirements Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
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