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CGISA – Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa

CGISA – Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa


IMM Graduate School is an accredited tuition provider for the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA) qualifications.

CGISA offers the only professional qualifications in corporate governance.
(Students need to register with and pay CGISA for examination fees separately from IMM Graduate School – chartsec.co.za)

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CGISA qualifications

With a CGISA qualification you will gain a competitive advantage, as job seekers with a professional qualification stand out in the eyes of prospective employers. The CGISA equips students and members with the skills, knowledge and experience of governance professionals through their qualifications, training and technical know-how. CGISA is also the professional body for Company Secretaries and the benefits of membership are substantial and will enhance your professional career. So in essence, the CGISA is the qualifying body and chartered membership for people in governance, risk, compliance and accounting.

The IMM Graduate School offers online instruction and learning support for your CGISA Board qualification, as well as face to face classes in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria for all Governance Practitioner and Board modules.


Governance Practitioner

CSSA Programme 1 - NQF 5

Programme 1

  • Communication
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Intro to Law
  • Intro to Corporate Governance

CSSA Programme 2 - NQF 6

Programme 2

  • Managing Information Systems (no tuition offered)
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Corporate Governance

CSSA Programme 3 - NQF 7

Programme 3

  • Management Principles
  • Advanced Business Law
  • Advanced Corporate Governance

Exemptions Entry to board exams via other qualifications – GradICSA

CSSA Programme 1 - NQF 5

Board Exams
Qualifying Programme for Chartered Secretary (QPCS)
Qualifying Programme for Chartered Governance Professional (QPCGP)

  • Applied Governance
  • Finance for Decision-making
  • Corporate Law (after three board exams you can be an Affiliated Member)
  • Risk and Compliance

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Development of Strategy

Governance Professional

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Public Sector Governance

CGISA eTutorial Schedule

Semester 2 – 2020
Tutorials commence the week of the 20th of July 2020 and end the 17th of October 2020.

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Email: erens@immgsm.ac.za
Phone: 087 805 2608

Cape Town
Level 3, Stadium on Main,
Main Road, Claremont,
Cape Town

245 Peter Mokaba Road,
Corner Valley View Road,
Morningside, Durban

150 Anderson Street,
Brooklyn, Pretoria

Grayston Ridge Office Park,
144 Katherine Street,