Course Title: Contribute to effective governance in the community sector

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0044

Course Title: Contribute to effective governance in the community sector

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to support, guide and maintain effective governance of community sector organisation/s.
The knowledge and skills of this course should be used by workers involved in higher level practice and/or management in the community sector.
The course reflects specific requirements in relation to high level leadership in organisations or government departments in the community sector, where one individual may have comprehensive leadership responsibilities, including providing support and guidance in relation to governance issues.
Governance essentially refers to ’the systems and processes concerned with ensuring the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation’ and may involve government or privately appointed Boards, trustees or other type of governing body.

This course is delivered and assessed with the course - BSBRSK501B: Manage risk

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMGT601B Contribute to effective governance in the community sector


1.Ensure clarity of role and responsibilities of governing body

2.Maintain compliance of organisation

3.Review and maintain organisation systems, policies and procedures

4.Manage risk

5.Ensure principles of access, equity and inclusion are promoted and applied

6.Contribute to maintaining functional governing body

7.Maintain integrity of governance

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include an in class case study, and written assessment focusing on the Governance structure of your organisation and a review of the "Code of Governance for the Australian Community Sector".