About this Course

Sport Governance 101 is a short course created specifically for board / Management Committee members in sport and recreation clubs.

It is designed as an introduction to the governance of local sport and recreation clubs in Australia. The course covers information about a Management Committee and how it is slightly different to other boards, your rights and obligations as a Management Committee member, governance and legal responsibilities, risk management, and financial management. Keep scrolling to view the full curriculum.

If you are looking to join a sport or recreation Club board / Management Committee, or if you are new or have been on a Club board for some time and are looking to formalise your Club governance knowledge, this course provides you with the requisite skills that you need to execute your director / Committee member duties appropriately, minimise risk, and effectively lead the Club and its community.

No prerequisite knowledge is required to undertake this course.


The course is structured to be completed in four weeks; however, flexibility is built in and allows you to complete it faster or take up to two months to work through the material.

You will receive weekly emails guiding you through the course work, and have access to a private online forum where you can ask any question you have about the course.

What’s Included

  • Access to the course for two (2) months.
  • Workbook (instantly downloadable once you have registered for the course)
  • Access to a private course forum to interact with fellow course participants and ask questions to help. further your learning and understanding of the course content.
  • Weekly emails keeping you on track with your learning and course work.
  • One-to-one interaction with Tim White (Sport Governance 101 course author) via the course forum.

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*Please note: take this course for the paid-in-full (single payment) option. If you would like to pay via two equal installments, please purchase the course via our payment plan option.*

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Course Curriculum

Module One: The Management Committee
SG101-01 Key Governance Responsibilities 00:00:00
SG101-02 The Role of the Management Committee Members 00:00:00
SG101-03 The Role of Sub-Committees 00:00:00
SG101-04 Rights and Legal Obligations of Management Committee Members 00:00:00
SG101-05 Skills and Attributes of a Management Committee Member 00:00:00
SG101-06 What Does this Commitment Involve? 00:00:00
SG101-07 Effective Management Committees 00:00:00
Module Two: Governance and Legal Responsibilities
SG101-08 The Governance Principles 00:00:00
SG101-09 What is a Constitution 00:00:00
SG101-10 What is an Incorporated Club? 00:00:00
SG101-11 Operating at Best Practice 00:00:00
SG101-12 Due Diligence before Joining the Management Committee 00:00:00
Module Three: Risk Management
SG101-13 What is Risk? 00:00:00
SG101-14 How to Manage Risk 00:00:00
SG101-15 The Importance of Culture and Behaviour 00:00:00
SG101-16 Conflict of Interest 00:00:00
SG101-17 Policies and Processes 00:00:00
Module Four: Financial Management
SG101-18 What is Financial Management? 00:00:00
SG101-19 Why Budgets are Important 00:00:00
SG101-20 How to Read the Financial Reports 00:00:00
SG101-21 Monitoring Ongoing Performance 00:00:00
SG101-22 Financial Controls and Auditing 00:00:00

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  • $300.00 excl. GST
  • 4 weeks

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