Corporate Governance - Updated 2018

Price: $60.50 (Incl. GST)

Course Overview

Corporate governance is “the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in corporations.” It encompasses the mechanisms by which companies, and those in control, are held to account. Corporate governance influences how the objectives of the company are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how performance is optimised.

This Corporate Governance module has therefore been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the basic elements of corporate governance, its organisational importance and responsibilities associated with developing, implementing and monitoring corporate governance frameworks, principles and practices in an organisation.


Key Content

  • What is Corporate Governance?
  • How is Good Corporate Governance Achieved?
  • Why Corporate Governance is Important.
  • Legislative Framework:
    • Acts & Regulations.
  • Codes of Practice, Principles & Standards.
  • Nature of Corporate Governance:
    • Impact across the Organisation.
  • Corporate Governance Principles & Approaches.
  • Models of Corporate Governance.
  • Role of Charters & Committees in Governing the Organisation.
  • Reports & Reporting.
    • Law & Ethics.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility:
  • Corporate Governance: Public, Private and Community Sectors.
  • Governance Structures: Achieving Best Practice.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of developing, implementing and/or monitoring corporate governance within an organisation.
  • Describe the legislative framework and other principles governing corporate governance.
  • Outline and understand the relationship between the law and ethics in respect of corporate governance.
  • Identify industry specific applications of corporate governance.
  • Explain the importance of codes and guidelines for achieving best practice in corporate governance.