Governance Institute of Australia (Governance Institute) is the only independent professional association with a sole focus on whole-of-organisation governance.
Our education, support and networking opportunities for directors, company secretaries, governance professionals and risk managers are unrivalled.
Postgraduate education sets the standard for entry into the profession and is also the gateway to membership of Governance Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Our Certificates in Governance Practice, Governance, and Risk Management and Governance for Not-for-Profits provide skills-based governance and risk management training and qualifications for a wide range of professionals responsible for corporate accountability functions and processes within an organisation.
Our active membership base of more than 7,000 company secretaries, governance professionals, risk managers and directors ensures that Governance Institute offers in-depth expertise as an influential and independent commentator on governance and risk management assessment and behaviour in Australia.
Without exception, our members are all involved in governance, corporate administration, and risk management. They have primary responsibility for developing and implementing frameworks in publicly listed and unlisted companies, as well as private companies, not-for-profit organisations, and public sector agencies.
Historically, various groups independent of the body established in London under Royal Charter were set up in Sydney and Melbourne between 1909 and 1924 and eventually merged in 1949 as the Australian division of the international Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Governance Institute represents the Australian division of ICSA.