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There is power in numbers, the collective enables greater coordination, standardisation, education, facilitation and communication.

Where an individual voice may be lost, the collectives will be heard. Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) is the peak body for over 7,000 governance and risk professionals. It is the leading independent authority on best practice in board and organisational governance and risk management. They provide accredited and internationally recognised education and training offerings are focused on giving governance and risk practitioners the skills they need to improve their organisations performance. CSA has unrivalled depth and expertise as an independent influencer and commentator on governance and risk management thinking and behaviour in Australia. Their Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance sets the standard for entry into the profession. It is the only applied postgraduate course in governance with higher education accreditation that includes tailored public and private sector subject options, as well as a dedicated subject on Risk and Compliance. The Graduate Diploma is also the gateway to membership of CSA and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), both international associations for governance professionals. They have an active membership base of more than 7,000 governance professionals, which ensures that CSA is in a position to keep you upto-date with the latest issues and standards in the evolving area of governance. CSA Associate and Fellow Members are entitled to use the nationally recognised postnominals ACSA and FCSA. They are also entitled to use the ICSA postnominals of ACIS and FCIS, as well as the internationally-recognised designation, Chartered Secretary. CSAs Certificates in Governance Practice, Governance and Risk Management and Governance for Not-for-Profits provide vocational governance and risk management training, and a qualification for a wide range of professionals who are responsible for corporate accountability functions and processes within an organisation. The CSA is the mechanism through which to become a Chartered Secretary, use it.