Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance

What is this course?

Study practical governance skills, including roles and responsibilities of board members, strategic planning, protecting culture, working with management, finances, policy development and community leadership for day-to-day management and governance.

Who is this course suited to?

This course is suited to those who wish to learn day to day governance and management best practices, and how to incorporate cultural obligations and protocols and address legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.

This training is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over 18 years of age.

Tranby receives funding from the Federal Government to support Indigenous non-NSW residents and from the NSW Government to support Indigenous NSW residents. This means that you do not need to pay tuition fees or travel and accommodation expenses if you live outside Sydney and are eligible for subsidised travel and accommodation. The availability of ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered online, featuring virtual classrooms, one-on-one Indigenous mentoring support, engaging resources and self-paced study.

The course is divided into five consecutive study blocks with their associated assessments such as virtual meetings which are recorded, case studies, written reports and short answer questions. Each study block runs for approximately two months and is followed by a study break of about two weeks. The entire course runs over a one-year duration.

Students can work through the study blocks at their own pace but must submit their assessments by the due dates. The study load is typically 20-25 hours per week during study blocks.

Once we receive your Expression of Interest, we will contact you before the next course begins.
You will need access to a computer or tablet or mobile phone. If you do not have access to a suitable device, please let us know as we may be able to help.

If using a computer, you will need internet access, a PDF reader and software to view videos. Tranby will provide access to Microsoft Office 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook) as well as an individual Tranby student email address.

If using a tablet or mobile phone, you will need internet or mobile phone access and you will need to download and install apps including a PDF reader, a video viewer and Microsoft Office 365, if you do not already have them.

Course structure

Block Theme

Being a Board member

Working with community

Employment policy

Planning for community

Financial control

Units of Competency

BSBATSIC412 Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
BSBATSIL411 Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a board member
BSBATSIW514 Represent your organisation

BSBATSIC511 Plan and conduct a community meeting
BSBATSIL512 Be a leader in the community
BSBATSIL503 Manage conflict

BSBATSIM506 Develop employment policies
BSBATSIL510 Appoint and work with a manager

HCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources
BSBATSIL511 Lead the organisation’s strategic planning cycle

BSBATSIM505 Control organisational finances

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