About this course

We invest our time and energy in industry and community boards because we want to see them not only function well but ultimately achieve what they are set up to do. This training will guide you toward achieving these goals!

This course is for cotton, grains, production horticulture, viticulture and rice-growing agricultural industries personnel in NSW who want to contribute to their industry and community committees, organisations and boards.

In the online sessions, conversations and resources will focus on how to effectively manage meetings including planning and chairing a meeting, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes. There will also be a focus on the roles, responsibilities and behavioural protocols required of people working within organisational structures. There are also sessions on what requirements need to be considered when entering and managing contracts for funding or staff, stakeholder engagement, risk and monitoring performance.

At a glance:

Location: Online or Blended Delivery
Course duration: Up to 3 months
Start date: Program will commence in August 2022.
Number of units: 3
Indicative fees: $1,200 GST-free (Nil to eligible applicants)
Accredited Course: Yes

Georgina Mason - Trainer

Georgina works for Tocal College and has held a long-term interest in adult education having started her career as a teacher. Georgina also has a legal background and held a long career working in both the private and Government sector.

Georgina has held committee and board positions over the years as well as senior roles in the Government sector requiring good governance knowledge and practice. Georgina is a qualified trainer and holds the Certificate IV in Governance as well as Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications in Government Investigations.

Upcoming courses

Contact us now to be placed on an EOI list at governance@tocal.com


Upskill in essential board and committee member responsibilities, understanding and undertaking board member roles, meeting management, best practice in governance principles for business and boards, compliance and business risk management.

$1,200 GST-free

Nil for eligible applicants under the NSW AgSkilled training program.

Online delivery
14-week, 7 module program.

Blended delivery
For client groups by arrangement – delivery of 2-day face to face workshop followed by online interactive modules.

  • Online delivery* to be completed over 14 weeks
  • Weekly 1-hour live interactive webinar recorded and made available for download.
  • Case studies and simulated board scenario
  • Live Q&A panel with subject matter experts and online student discussion forum
  • Contemporary resources provided
  • Easy access to trainers for student support

*Options of blended delivery for groups available on request


This course is aligned to the following Nationally Recognised Training units of competency:

  • BSBTWK503 Manage Meetings
  • BSBOPS406 Participate in organisational governance
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

Successful completion of all assessment tasks will result in achieving and being awarded a Statement of Attainment containing units of competency.

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Student policies.

22 August 2022 - online delivery