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The basic principles of good governance are clear delegations of authority and effective protocols for communication and decision-making

Sitting on a board or committee is more than just turning up for meetings and nodding at the appropriate moments. Carrying out your committee or board member duties effectively requires a particular skillset that involves good communication, flexibility, collaboration, leadership and informed decision-making.

You can now brush up on, or consolidate, these essential skills with TAFE NSW Online's Governance Induction Skill Set. This course offers a targeted approach as it's been designed in consultation with business and industry groups. And TAFE NSW Online's flexible delivery means you can study wherever or whenever you choose.

This Statement of Attainment qualification runs for 12 weeks with a recommended minimum of six hours per week. It's designed for not-for-profit committee or board members who are interested in improving their skills, as well as members of small to medium for-profit organisations. The course is also suitable for executive managers who report to boards and committees.

The course covers areas such as how to work within the structure of an organisation, the roles and responsibilities of different members, how to effectively carry out your board or committee member duties and how to analyse financial reports and budgets for decision-making purposes.

The basic principles of good governance are clear delegations of authority and effective protocols for communication and decision-making. These principles are fairly consistent across multiple contexts, professions and industries. Therefore, the skills you learn in this course can be applied in many different areas, both government and non-government.