Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials - online module series

Understand the boards’ role, processes and unique challenges in the not-for-profit environment.

This is an online course. Start at any time.
6 hours
Price for members
$450.00 incl GST
Price for non-members
$540.00 incl GST
Purchase our Not-for-Profit Governance and Not-for-Profit Finance online modules together as a bundle and save $100*
Regional Business Partner Network Funding

Course description

Good governance in not-for-profit organisations will help build opportunities, drive success and build  a more sustainable future. The not-for-profit sector has changed considerably over recent decades and NFPs are facing more competition, increasing challenges and growing stakeholder scrutiny. Some of the key challenges include workload, increasing levels of responsibility, compliance obligations and public accountability.

In this series of six e-learning modules you will be introduced to some of the key concepts underpinning best practice governance for the not-for-profit sector.

Content covered

The Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials online series offers the following modules:

  • Module 1: Governance and the law
    Learn why an understanding of governance and the law is critical for board members of NFP organisations.
  • Module 2: Key board roles
    Gain an understanding of the key board roles for a NFP organisation.
  • Module 3: Purpose and strategy
    Explore the responsibility of the board in determining a NFP’s organisation purpose, as well as the development and oversight of a future-focused strategy.
  • Module 4: Board and organisational culture
    Understand the relationship between culture and the impact this has on a NFP board and organisational performance.
  • Module 5: Boards and executives working together
    Understand the importance of holding management to account to ensure the NFP’s purpose is fulfilled.
  • Module 6: Effective compliance
    Gain an understanding of financial obligations and compliance and duties.


Six hours.

Who should attend

  • New and aspiring directors embarking on a governance career in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Senior executives who want to work with their not-for-profit boards more effectively.


Purchase both the Not-for-Profit Governance and Not-for-Profit Finance online module series as a bundle and save $100* 

*The modules must be purchased together as the bundle offer to receive the discount. The discount cannot be applied retrospectively to separate purchases.

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Additional information

Pay by credit card when you register for the online module. We accept all major credit cards.

We will send you a username and password for the module to the email address you give when you register.

These modules can be completed using Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari internet browsers on a desktop computer, tablet or other mobile smart devices. Internet Explorer is not supported.

All dates and locations

  • Online

    Members — $450.00
    Non-members — $540.00

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