Total number of units = 12

6 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

4 units must be selected from the elective units listed below

the remaining 2 elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level

if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

add topic BSBGOV404 Communicate with community stakeholders

add topic BSBGOV405 Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a committee or a board member

add topic BSBGOV501 Review and apply the organisation's constitution

add topic BSBGOV503 Conduct organisational strategic planning

add topic BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence

add topic BSBGOV504 Monitor organisational finances

Elective Units

add topic BSBADM502 Manage meetings

add topic BSBCOM503 Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements

add topic BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace

add topic BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBGOV502 Recruit and coordinate committee members

add topic BSBGOV505 Seek and apply for funding opportunities

add topic BSBGOV506 Manage advocacy for your organisation

add topic BSBGOV507 Manage board or committee and organisational conflict

add topic BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

add topic BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance-management processes

add topic BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation

add topic BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

add topic BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

add topic BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBPUB503 Manage fundraising or sponsorship activities

add topic BSBRSK501 Manage risk

add topic BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

add topic BSBWOR501 Manage personal and work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502 Ensure team effectiveness

add topic BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

add topic CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

add topic FNSCMP501 Comply with financial services legislation

add topic PSPGOV507A Undertake negotiations

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those individuals who:

have completed a Certificate IV in Governance


Provide evidence of competency in the core units required for BSB40915 Certificate IV in Governance


have vocational experience in a range of environments working with boards of governance, but with no formal qualification.