Celebration for graduates in business governance

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, today hosted a graduation ceremony in Darwin for the successful graduates of the 2012 Certificate IV in Business (Governance).

The 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the ceremony represented several different corporations from across Australia.

Special guests included Jeanneen McLennan, a director of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation, who also performed the welcome to country. One Mob Dancers (correctional services dance group) provided the cultural entertainment.

The Certificate IV in Business (Governance) is part of a nationally accredited training package developed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to improve their corporate governance and management skills. The course covers 12 units of competency in four one-week blocks spread across several months. It is fully funded by the Australian Government.

Norman Slater, a director of the Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation said, ‘The governance course has been really interesting and has given me knowledge and understanding of what a corporation is all about.’

In his address Mr Beven said, ‘My office provides a range of educational programs and courses designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people improve the effectiveness, sustainability and accountability of their corporations. Today’s ceremony recognises just a small number of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are working hard to make their corporations and communities stronger.’

Background:
For more information about corporate governance training provided by ORIC please see www.oric.gov.au.

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Patricia Gibson
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30 November 2012
ORIC MR1213-20