CGISA Programme 3


This programme is the third of the CGISA professional qualifications. It provides managers and administrators with the knowledge and skills that relates to administration, management and corporate governance. It is also a broad-based qualification with the emphasis on governance, administration and strategic issues in both public and private sectors.

This study option includes:

CGISA Principles of Management

CGISA Advanced Corporate Governance

CGISA Advanced Business Law

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This is the third programme of the CGISA professional qualification.

The CGISA qualification prepares candidates to become Chartered Secretaries or Governance Professionals.

Chartered secretaries and governance professionals are highly sought after, with a broad base of skills. 

With the curriculum covering governance, law, accounting, and strategy, chartered secretaries and governance professionals provide a focal point for independent advice and guidance on the conduct of business, governance and compliance.

Once completed you can move on to the Board Level (NQF L8). Here you have a choice between two different Board streams / specialisation:

Company Secretary or Governance Professional


Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa


CGISA Occupational Certificate: Governance Practitioner NQF 7 (11 subjects)


Once all 3 programmes have been completed you will be awarded your Governance Professional Qualification and can then apply with the CGISA for membership.


Successful completion of CGISA Programme 2.

Exemptions may be awarded based on equivalent studies / qualifications. Please chat to one of our Course Advisors should you wish to apply for exemptions based on previous studies.


12 months


CGISA Advanced Corporate Governance
CGISA Principles of Management
CGISA Advanced Business Law


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Venue based exams take place in May (cutoff date to book your exam 31 March) and October (31 Oct) each year.
3 Final Examinations, 1 per subject.
It's recommended to complete not more than 2 subjects per exam sitting.

What's next

You are now eligible to further your studies with SACOB and CGISA and can enrol in the CGISA Professional Post-Graduate Qualification: Company Secretarial and Governance Practice Board Level.