Accidental Co-operative and Mutual Secretary Course

Are you working as, aspiring to be, or wanting to know more about how to be an effective Secretary for a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)?

Then our newly announced Accidental Co-operative and Mutual Secretary Course is perfect for you.

Developed in partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), this tailored and specialised course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the role, responsibilities, and functions of a CME secretary and is tailored for the legal and regulatory requirements of co-ops and mutuals.

The Accidental Co-operatives and Mutual Secretary Course will:

  • detail the core duties of an Australian CME secretary
  • describe the range of legal responsibilities of a CME secretary under the Corporations Act and Co-operatives National Law
  • define the typical tasks and activities of a CME secretary
  • locate and apply useful resources for the role of a CME secretary
  • outline how co-operative and mutual values and principles inform and guide the role of a CME secretary


  •  Virtual


  • 15 August 2024


  • BCCM and GIA Member pricing: $515.00
  • GIA Subscriber pricing: $615.00
  • Non-Member pricing: $655.00


To book and receive a BCCM member discount, contact the GIA team: email [email protected] or call +61 2 9223 5744 or 1800 251 849 and quote that you are a BCCM member along with your member organisation name.

Find out more about the course.

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