Governance NZ


Professional Education Programme

Step aboard our internationally recognised post-graduate pathway for 2019. Develop the skills, resources and knowledge to equip you in your role as a governance professional.

Why enrol?

shape the future with a career in corporate governance

The Governance New Zealand Professional Education Programme (PEP) is postgraduate study that provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in the essential elements of good governance principles, and is valuable preparation for any professional aspiring to a senior career in governance, compliance and risk management. Our PEP sets the standard for entry into the profession and is the gateway to membership of Governance New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) — both leading international associations for governance practitioners.

New doors are about to open for governance professionals!

Following a review of the International Qualifying Standard – the framework that underpins our qualification in New Zealand - we are pleased to announce some significant changes to our education offering are just around the corner! From August 2019 a new professional designation of Chartered Governance Professional will sit alongside that of Chartered Secretary.

The new qualifying programme trains students in more relevant subject areas, offers greater support by design and will create graduates eligible to use both chartered designations on achieving the requisite work experience.

We believe that these changes will open more doors for more people into the growing world of governance.

Full curriculum details will be published in early 2019, or you can contact the Education Executive, Lee Edmands.

Study for ICSI members

As from 1 January 2019, Members of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) who hold Associate or Fellow status and have been a fully paid-up member in good standing for a minimum of two years, are able to study with Governance NZ in order to gain the Chartered Secretary qualification, and (new from July 2019), the Chartered Governance Professional qualification, therefore acquiring membership of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) and of Governance NZ Inc.
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Studying with Governance New Zealand

The programme is made up of six core modules, each of 12 weeks duration, delivered by distance learning with tutor support. Exemptions are available dependent on academic degree(s) or professional qualification(s) held.

Those working in the legal and finance professions could qualify for Chartered Secretary status in as little as 12 months under “the fast track options”. View the exemptions table

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