Diploma of Governance

The Institute of Public Accountants offers associates and members a variety of education pathways. Our recommended courses are designed to further your career and improve the value you offer your clients in the small business world. Like the Diploma of Governance, a nationally recognised qualification that applies to a variety of board governance roles. It’s ideal for accountants who are seeking appointment (or have recently been appointed) to a board of directors. The qualification also incorporates topics that will help you provide better management accounting advice and guidance to small business clients.

Monarch Institute is our training provider of choice. They’ve changed what it means to study online; you can now study in your own time, at your own pace, and still feel ready to hit the ground running in your new role. Your Monarch Institute student experience will include:

  • No enrolment deadlines or term dates
  • 100% online; no compulsory class attendance
  • Study and submit assessments at your own pace
  • All textbooks and learning materials included in tuition
  • Great support from expert trainers, including current practicing company secretaries and board members

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What’s covered in the Diploma of Governance?

The Diploma of Governance includes 12 nationally recognised units of competency divided in to five modules. For students who have not previously completed a Certificate IV in Governance, there is also a required entry module that contains 3 units of competency. The modules and units are:

Entry Module - Introduction to governance

  • Implement board member responsibilities (BSBGOV401)
  • Work within organisational structure (BSBGOV402)
  • Analyse financial reports and budgets (BSBGOV403)

*PLEASE NOTE: Students who have completed a Certificate IV in Governance do not need to complete the Entry Module

Module 1 - Defining governance roles

  • Undertake the roles and responsibilities of committee or board members (BSBGOV405)
  • Review and apply the organisation’s constitution (BSBGOV501)

Module 2 - Functions of the board

  • Communicate with community stakeholders (BSBGOV404)
  • Conduct organisational strategic planning (BSBGOV503)
  • Manage advocacy for your organisation (BSBGOV506)

Module 3 - Managing risk and finances

  • Manage risk (BSBRSK501)
  • Monitor organisational finances (BSBGOV504)

Module 4 - Board leadership and effectiveness

  • Communicate with influence (BSBLDR503)
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBLDR501)
  • Manage meetings (BSBADM502)

Module 5 - Board evaluation and compliance

  • Manage board or committee and organisational conflict (BSBGOV507)
  • Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements (BSBCOM503)

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