Certificate IV in Business (Governance)
Practical, accredited governance training for the members and supporters of the boards, management committees and councils of Australian community groups and schools
The Certificate IV in Business (Governance) provides a widely respected, nationally recognised governance qualification for those working on or with the governing structures of Australian community organisations. The program has been developed by Our Community in partnership with BSI Learning.
You Will Receive:
- Practical knowledge and skills across a wide range of community governance topics that you can immediately apply in your community organisation
- A strong platform from which to consolidate your present position or launch new governance experiences
- An explicit demonstration of your commitment to developing your knowledge and skills in community governance
- Increased confidence that you can make a substantial and valued contribution as a member of the board within your community organisation
- The opportunity to network and exchange strategies with presenters and fellow course participants
- Two new qualifications to add to your CV: Certificate IV in Business (Governance) + Membership of the Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance
- Australia's most inexpensive accredited governance qualification
- Fully recognised, accredited training linked to the Australian Quality Framework
- Training developed specifically for the community sector context
- Relevant to both new and experienced board members
- Convenient locations - training provided in capital cities and regional centres throughout Australia and in other locations by arrangement
- Open-entry course - no pre-requisite requirements
- Robust, practical and continuously updated learning materials written by experts in the field
- Engaging, experienced, approachable presenters and highly practical, interactive training
- Immediate assessment and no written exam
We have put in place a flexible program to ensure we cater to a range of needs.
Participants may choose to enroll in one of the four-day courses scheduled in
centres across Australia, or may form a group (auspiced by a community group,
local government or peak body) and arrange tailored training delivered in your
own locality and to suit your own schedule.
Cost: $1300 per person
This is an open-entry course. There are no requirements you need to fulfill to gain entry.
The program is assessed against 13 component modules, based on participation in the intensive group workshop days and successful completion of follow-up tasks including written assessments comprising 43 questions and four review projects.
To successfully complete the course and be awarded the Certificate IV qualification, delegates must demonstrate competency against all 13 modules. The course schedule, follow-up assessments and project work are carefully designed to enable you to do so, and - importantly - to enable you also to apply your learning.
For more detailed information about assessment processes and requirements go to www.ourcommunity.com.au/assessment.
Those successfully completing the course will be awarded the Certificate IV in Business (Governance).
You will receive a graduation certificate, a 12-month subscription to the acclaimed Board Builder newsletter (delivered via email), and full membership of the Australian Institute for Community Practice and Governance.
The course is divided into four distinct days, each covering a separate aspect of community governance.
- Session One: Governing
- What is governance in a community context?
- Why is governance important?
- Meeting the roles and responsibilities of a board member
- Using the constitution
- Managing a board meeting
- Session Two: Planning
- Preparing & overseeing the organisation's annual budget
- Monitoring financial management and budgets
- Planning for organisational needs
- Overseeing business planning
- Developing an annual fundraising plan
- Project management/sharing the workload
- Session Three: Communicating
- Maintaining and protecting community culture
- Contributing to a positive and culturally appropriate community
- Communicating with the community
- Skills for effective communication
- Writing successful funding submissions
- Dealing with conflict
- Session Four: Sustaining
- Reviewing the business plan
- Avoiding burnout
- Managing assets
- Developing and implementing organisational policies
- Reporting and evaluating
Further Information: Click here for the answers to frequently asked questions about the Certificate IV in Business (Governance) or for further information please contact Lisa Reed
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (03) 9320 6820.
Please note: Course details are correct at time of publication, however
dates, times and venues may change. Any changes will be advised via email -
please ensure you provide a correct email address during registration.
Bookings, Cancellation and Refunds Policy:
Registrations must be paid no later than 10 working days prior to the event. 50% of the registration fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received more than 10 working days prior to the event; NO REFUND is available where notice of cancellation is received less than 10 working days prior to the event. Substitution of attendees is allowed. Written notice is required for cancellations and substitutions. It is not possible to transfer registration between events.
Payment Options: Cheque / Money Order, Electronic Funds Transfer, Credit Card
The final step of the registration / order process lets you choose your payment method. Credit card payments may be made online or by telephone, and an invoice is provided if you would prefer to pay by cheque, money order or electronic funds transfer.