The Committee Management Program is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake the diverse roles and responsibilities of executive committee and board members.
In this online board member management course you will develop your administrative skills and gain an understanding of the broader context in which committees and boards operate.
You will also learn how to prepare and write documents, manage meetings, organise schedules and discover the responsibilities and competencies required from board members in today’s corporate environment.
At the end of this course you will have acquired the skills and competencies required to operate effectively in board member roles.
Unit 1 - Write simple documents
Determine audience and purpose
Style and language
Format and structure
Fact sheets, brochures and webpages
Online text (website/webpages)
Minutes of meetings
Policies and procedures
Method of communication
Communicating key points
Grammar, spelling and punctuation
Flow charts, graphs and pie charts
Check spelling, grammar and sentence construction
Check suitability of tone
Editing and proofreading
Check for sequence and structure
Check document is sent to intended recipient
Unit 2 - Manage meetings
Preparing for meetings
Developing an agenda
Types of meetings
Goals and objectives
Planning a meeting
Successful formal meetings
Style and structure of meetings
Time and comfort
Meeting papers and documentation
Encouraging active participation
Ethics, legislation and codes
Transcribing meeting notes
Unit 3 - Design and produce text documents Using Office 2013
Design word documents
Purpose and audience
Organisational and task requirements
Consistency of style and image
Design structure and layout
Design readability and appearance
Use style sheets and automatic functions
Using Microsoft word
Using the task bar
Colours and shading
Bullets and numbering
Styles and themes
Create a new document
Headers and footers
Clipart / shapes
Advanced software functions
Save and store
Copy files to USB
Accuracy, spelling and grammar
Unit 4- Organise schedules
Availability of attendees
Schedule new appointments
Record appointments and manage schedules
Policy and procedures
Unit 5 - Governance - being a board member
Organisational values and beliefs
What does the board do?
Organisation function and board roles
Relationships and conduct
Charters policies and procedures
Reports and operations
Reviewing the board
Components of a constitution
Publicly listed organisations
Terms of agreement
Key stakeholders and political issues
Community and stakeholder needs
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $250.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.