CSSA Professional Post-Graduate Qualification: Company Secretarial and Governance Practice (Board)


This programme is the forth of the CSSA professional qualifications and is more commonly known as the Board Level. This programme is the final level to determine academic eligibility for Membership to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (CSSA).

The CSSA recommends that students meet the following analytical approaches and demands before embarking on this journey:

  • Intellectual maturity
  • Independent and critical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Currency of general knowledge and important global trends
  • Pro-active approach to solutions

On completion of this qualification, students are eligible to become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Business Management.

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  • Accreditation

    Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa

  • Qualification

    NQF L8 (SAQA ID 60654) - CSSA Professional Post-Graduate Qualification: Company Secretarial & Governance Practice

  • Designation

    FCIBM (On application to the Institute)

  • Entrance requirement

    Student must have successfully completed CSSA Professional Qualification - Programme 3: Governance & Administration or equivalent, in this case students must apply for exemptions with the Institute.

  • Duration

    This programme can be completed in 12 months.

  • Courses

    1.   Corporate Administration

    2.   Corporate Goverance

    3.   Corporate Secretaryship

    4.   Corporate Financial Management

  • Assessment

    You will be required to sit final assessments (final exams) for each course. These exams are 3hours long and can either be written in May or October each year.

    Corporate Secretaryship and Corporate Governance are open book examinations, the remaining two examinations are closed book.

  • Award

    This programme is a national qualification. At the end of this course you will be awarded a National Certificate. 

  • Study Package Options

    Online Classroom

    The Online Classroom Package provides you with the following digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

    • Full Course Programme and Outline
    • Anytime access
    • Lecturer assistance and support 
    • Concept Videos
    • Access to the Question & Answer platform - receive a response to your questions within 24 hours
    • Quizzes
    • Feedback on Mock Papers
    • Past Papers
    • Live Webinars
    • Personalised Course Advisor
    • Physical Material


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