Ethical and effective governance is high on the national agenda. Recently, Australia has seen national enquiries into institutional failures and trust breaches by the banking and financial services sector, aged care, churches, and sporting organisations. Findings from these enquiries have uncovered systematic failures of ethical culture, integrity, and governance systems. In recognition that the long term sustainability of the business is dependent upon trust and goodwill, ethical and trustworthy organisational conduct requires robust governance systems that benchmark and assess performance and culture.
In Ethics and Governance, you will gain an understanding of the ethical requirements of good governance, as well as how organisations might align their various formal and informal control mechanisms to reliably produce trustworthy and ethical conduct.
Module 1 - Ethics and Corporate Environment
- Foundations of Corporate Governance
- Four Theories
- The Corporate Governance Toolkit and Ethics
Module 2 – Case Studies
- Conducting an Ethics Audit
- Just because you legally can, should you? Corporate governance, CSR, mining interests and Australia’s cultural heritage
Module 3 – Assessment
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the ethical requirements of good governance and analyse how organisations use control mechanisms to promote ethical conduct.
- Outline four theories relevant to corporate governance.
- Reflect on the theories and principles of good governance to expectations and corporate social responsibility
- Apply good governance and corporate social responsibility to relevant case studies.
Enrolments will be processed within 1 working day of purchase.
Please note: IPA Short Courses are held via the OpenLearning portal. Students are required to create a learning account that is separate from IPA Membership portal. Students will have 6 months to access and complete the course. Those who do not complete the course within this timeframe will not receive the allocated CPD hours will not be entitled to a refund.