About the Course

The BSB41915 Certificate IV in Business (Governance) is suitable for individuals working as board members, contact officers and senior staff within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. It also applies to public servants working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boards of governance.

In these roles, individuals bring a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to the workplace with an acute awareness that they operate in two worlds. They have cultural obligations to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.

Indigenous people serving in senior organisational roles must often operate in two worlds; maintaining cultural obligations to their community while also meeting the legal and financial obligations that all Australian organisations must observe.

The Certificate IV in Business (Governance) equips participants with a range of skills designed to build understanding to meet their obligations as well as capabilities which will help them build and maintain strong governance structures and practices within a wide range of organisations.

This program is designed to specifically meet the needs of Indigenous corporations and individuals seeking to build their governance capability.

This course includes skills and knowledge in:

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Monitoring legal compliance
  • Understanding financial accounts
  • Planning and strategy development
  • Analysis
  • Technology implementation

Course Delivery Structure:

  • 12 months maximum duration
  • 12 units – 7 core units plus 5 elective units
  • 110 hours of face to face training (this may be via video-conferencing in compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements)
  • 370 hours of self-paced learning
  • Blended delivery model, small group activities
  • One on one weekly sessions with Program leader

Units of competency

BSBATSIC412 Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation

BSBATSIL411 Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a board member

BSBATSIL413 Review and apply the constitution

BSBATSIM416 Oversee organisational planning

BSBATSIM417 Implement organisational plans

BSBATSIM418 Oversee financial management

BSBATSIM419 Contribute to the development and implementation of organisational policies

Elective Units 

BSBATSIC411 Communicate with the community

BSBATSIL408 Manage a board meeting

BSBATSIL412 Participate effectively as a board member

BSBATSIM414 Oversee the organisation's annual budget

BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information

Upcoming course dates

For information on upcoming courses, click HERE.

How do I apply?

To apply for one of the AILC’s courses you will need to fill out the Enquiry Form.

If you have any further questions please email us at [email protected]

Please note: This does not give you an automatic position in to the course.

If you have been found successful you will receive another link to your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.  The LLN assessment is required so that the AILC can provide you with the appropriate assistance throughout the course.


Course Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this course and are deemed competent in all the required units will received a Nationally Recognised qualification.