Additional Courses & Qualifications, Exemptions & Credit Transfers
Additional Courses & Qualifications
The courses listed here are an integral part of the ClubsNSW Governance Course (non accredited) or the Certificate IV in Governance (nationally accredited). Sessions can be delivered to your club or region on request. Fees apply to all face-to-face training with discounts for CDI members.
Mandatory Director Training Modules
ClubsNSW Mandatory Director Training program provides the information directors need to fulfil corporate governance training compliance.
- Director Foundation & Management Collaboration: Directors, CEOs and emerging leaders learn about the complex role and responsibilities of a director, as well as important aspects of good corporate governance. Understanding of legislation, strategic and succession planning as well as compliance requirements, are essential elements for directors.
- Finance for Club Boards: Financial literacy is a key skill for directors and CEOs in the governance and management of their clubs. To make smart board decisions, directors need to understand balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow budgets and key industry ratios. Participants are shown the importance of aligning financial reporting to strategic planning.
The ClubsNSW Governance Program is the core of the Certificate IV of Governance qualification. It has been written by industry experts and specifically addresses the key skills and knowledge that directors need to successfully govern their clubs. Once you complete your mandatory governance courses, there are 3 other modules of governance knowledge to be completed that constitute the ClubsNSW Governance Program:
- Strategic Planning & Market Profiling: Directors, CEOs and management learn the skills required to identify, measure, evaluate and monitor the marketplace and your club’s performance in achieving both medium and long-term strategic goals.
- Club Leadership in Action: Contemporary leadership competencies and team development techniques are explored to ensure no issues, relating to dysfunctional board operations, hinder the delivery of good corporate governance.
- Risk Management & Procurement: Guidance on policies and procedures to ensure risk minimisation for your club, including the entire procurement and contract cycle – from setting organisational purchasing policy and tendering methods, understanding the major risks presented by the ‘fine print’, through to establishing a contract management plan to monitor performance.
The ClubsNSW Governance Program is usually delivered at ClubsNSW Head Office.
*Please note that these three modules are not compulsory and do not cover your Mandatory Director Training requirements.
Director & Manager Workshops
Exemptions, Recognition and Credit Transfers
Any director who has served on a club board for three consecutive years or more, up to and including 30th June 2013, can be deemed exempt, on the assumption that they have gained sufficient knowledge and skills for good corporate governance.
Recognition of Current Industry Knowledge (RCIK) can be obtained by completing the RCIK assessments online for the two mandatory modules.To apply for recognition of current industry knowledge (RCIK), complete and return the application form. To apply for exemption based on previous formal tertiary qualifications, complete and return the credit transfer (CT) application form.
Your attendance at externally managed events and training requires voluntary manual reporting at the end of each calendar year.
Extra Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
Attendance at relevant external activities contributes to your (CPD) points. Update your activities for the last 12 months (1 Jan–31 Dec) to gain recognition points using this form.