Two-day governance workshops

What is this training about?

This workshop looks at corporate governance for members and directors of corporations. It introduces participants to some of the key aspects of running a corporation. Topics include:

  • you and your corporation
  • corporate structure
  • roles and responsibilities of directors, members and staff
  • the rule book
  • financial management.

How are the workshops structured?

The workshops run for two days, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm each day.

You must attend both days of training to receive a certificate of attendance and be eligible to apply for our accredited courses. You will need support from your family, corporation and community for the time away from your usual duties and responsibilities.

How much does it cost?

ORIC covers costs of providing the trainer, workshop materials, hiring the training venue and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

Some participants may be eligible (directors of small corporations) to apply for assistance with travel costs to attend. ORIC does not pay sitting fees and cannot provide child care. 

Who can attend?

Applications are welcome from all directors, future directors and members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the CATSI Act. Applications from corporation employees must be supported (an email is fine) by the CEO and a director of the corporation.

When we look at applications, we prioritiste directors of corporations (so make sure your corporation's records are up to date in the public register) and people in the local area.

We expect

Participants to be committed to the training, have a sense of fun and be willing to work with and learn from others.

We also expect participants to show respect for themselves, other participants and the trainer.

Upcoming courses

Please note that applications close on the specified date—or earlier if it's in high demand. To avoid disappointment, apply as early as possible.

Port Augusta, SA
20–21 April 2021

Updated 30/3/2021: We unfortunately had to postpone the workshop to a later date. All participants previously registered have been automatically re-registered into the new workshop for April. New registrations are also welcome. 

Applications closed: 7 April 2021
Cairns, Qld
20–21 April 2021
Applications closed: 8 April 2021
Kununurra, WA
5–6 May 2021
Applications close: 22 April 2021
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Karratha, WA
11–12 May 2021
Applications close: 29 April 2021
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Thursday Island, Qld
11–12 May 2021
Applications close: 29 April 2021
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Bendigo, Vic
18–19 May 2021

We previously advertised a workhop in Horsham and another in Heywood. We've had applications from further afield making Bendigo a more central location, so we have moved this workshop. If you previously registered to attend training in Horsham or Heywood we have moved your registration to Bendigo. Any questions about this change please email

Applications close: 6 May 2021
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Brisbane, Qld
26–27 May 2021

Updated 31/3/2021: We had planned to run this workshop on 20 & 21 April but with the current COVID outbreak in Brisbane we have decided to postpone the workshop for a month. If you previously registered we will be in contact directly about the change of dates. If you have questions please email

Applications close: 12 May 2021
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Alice Springs, NT
26–27 May 2021
Applications close: 13 May 2021
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Bamaga, Qld
8–9 June 2021
Applications close: 27 May 2021
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Townsville, Qld
23–24 June 2021
Applications close: 10 June 2021
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