Beyond Compliance

Deakin stackable short courses | 100% online

Understand organisation governance

This short course will sharpen your focus on core governance drivers and the relationship to systems thinking, value creation, an organisation’s purpose, leadership, transformation, corporate compliance, strategy and organisational capability.

  • Start date
    10 Aug 22
  • Duration
    4–8 weeks
  • Study mode
    Online masterclass
  • Investment
    $1800 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the masterclasses, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace.

  • Communicate contemporary issues and thinking about governance.
  • Set the strategic objectives of the organisation.
  • Balance risk and compliance management.

Co-designed with industry

This industry-led stackable short course is co-designed with the Enterprise CAre. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the expert

Damien Smith AM (LLB, B. Com, FAICD, FIML, FGIA, FCIS, CAHRI) is the Founder and Managing Director of Enterprise Care. He is also the Principal of Damien J Smith Lawyers and an acknowledged whole of organisation governance expert. His recently published ebook Unintentional Dishonesty? Governance Sans Frontieres offers critical insights into systems and whole of organisation thinking.

Meet the organisation

Enterprise Care is a consultancy business focused on driving sound governance practices in organisations. The consultancy uses the Governance Intelligence® framework, an innovative and holistic approach to governance.

Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

This short course includes four online masterclasses. Learn directly with industry experts in small groups to build your own expertise and incorporate relevant industry knowledge and skills in your context. You are required to attend all masterclasses

What you’ll learn

During the short course you’ll:

  • look at why present governance practices are failing and how governance differs from whole of organisation governance
  • identify governance failures and set strategic objectives for your organisation, exploring collective wisdom, systems thinking and eco-systems
  • learn about independence and integration of governance practices, the role of principles in governance practices and the approach to risk and compliance management
  • discuss embedding transparency, openness and accountability, and organisational capabilities.

How you’re assessed

Prepare a written report and deliver an oral 10 to 12-minute class presentation on how a whole of organisation governance perspective impacts stakeholders, including what it means for their roles, responsibilities and participation.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Course dates and times

August intake
10 August 2022 (5–8pm)
17 August 2022 (5–8pm)
31 August 2022 (5–8pm)
7 September 2022 (5–8pm)

You are required to attend all masterclasses.

Stackable or standalone short course

Complete one stackable short course as a standalone credential or stack multiple related short courses and build towards a full postgraduate degree at Deakin.

  • Being Board Savvy

    Stackable short course

    This short course gives you a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a board non-executive director.

  • Project Management

    Stackable short course

    This short course gives you the skills to manage projects and teams, to deliver the best outcomes.

  • Change Tools

    Stackable short course

    This short course builds your knowledge, practical skills and use of tools to manage or lead workplace change.

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    Postgraduate degree*

    Covering topics relating to organisational management, learn how to be a more effective business leader and expand your career options.

  • Master of Business Administration

    Postgraduate degree*

    Deakin’s MBA reflects the trends and challenges of modern business. Develop key management and leadership skills, and its flexibility allows you to tailor studies to your career needs.

What you need to enrol

It takes five minutes to register your details and sign up for a short course. Enrol today and get the skills you need to take your career further, faster.

Enrol now

Contact us

Talk to us

We're here to help. Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one.

Call now Call now

Chat online

Need more information right now? Chat with one of our expert study advisers online.

Ask a question

If you have a question about this course, submit your details and we'll be in touch.


*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

A maximum of four stackable short courses can be used as credit (2 credit points) towards a Master of Business Administration; and two stackable short courses can be used as credit (1 credit point) towards a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.