Legal and Policy Framework Course

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All corporate governance practitioners need to understand the governance framework and have a basic understanding of the legal system. Although corporate governance has a broad meaning that covers various disciplines, including management, finance, accounting and law, the focus of corporate governance tends to be firstly on minimum compliance obligations and secondly on the structures, policies and procedures that go above and beyond the legal standard and instil a culture of compliance and good governance. The core principles of corporate governance are founded in common law and statutory obligations that are owed by corporate entities or their senior officers and directors.

The aim of this course is to outline the various definitions and legal frameworks that underpin corporate governance and provide an understanding of the key principles and statutory requirements associated with being a director or officer of an organization.


5 Days

Target audience

This course is ideal for assistants to the company secretary, board secretary and other governance para-professionals who are keen to increase their understanding of the legal framework and good governance.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize that good corporate governance practice goes beyond the minimum compliance obligations and involves embedding an organizational governance culture
  • Provide an overview of the Australian corporate governance framework and the different types of corporate structures
  • Examine the various sources of Australian law and governance-related areas of law
  • Outline the fundamental governance duties of directors and officers
  • Recognize the importance of due diligence and compliance programs in managing governance obligations

Course Outline

Module 1


  •         What is the background to this course?
  •         What is the aim of this course
  •         Legal framework of the corporate legislation
  •         Why is the legal framework of corporate legislation relevant to

Corporate Governance?

  •          Background to the legal framework
  •          Structure of the corporate legislation
  •          Corporations Act bodies
  •          What is corporate governance?

Module 2

What is corporate governance?

  •         Definitions of corporate governance

Governance law

  •          Areas of governance-related law
  •          Civil and criminal classification
  •          Legal actions and processes
  •          Additional legal/regulatory requirements

Module 3

Duties of directors and officers

  •          Who are corporate officers?
  •          How does the law define an officer?
  •          Who are senior managers?
  •          The company secretary
  •          Who are the directors?
  •          Fundamental duties of officers

Managing governance obligations

  •          Due diligence
  •          Compliance programs

Module 4

 Examples of good and bad governance

Module 5

Role of the company secretary in the modern corporation

  •          Investor relations
  •          Insurance and superannuation
  •          Employment
  •          Intellectual property
  •          Personal property securities reform
  •          Environmental issues
  •          Competition and consumer legislations

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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