Club Managers Association Australia

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Club Management Development Australia


Board Governance Company Secretary the General Manager's Course

Mandatory Course for CEOs of a registered club under the NSW Registered Clubs Regulation 2009

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  Only individual CMAA members & CMDA Affiliates are eligible to receive the Members price.

You must enter your membership number starting with MY to receive the Members price.

All Non CMAA Members & staff of CMAA Members (who are not CMAA Members or Affiliates)

MUST register as Non Members at the price listed



22 & 23 Aug – Ryde-Eastwood -

13 & 14 Dec – Mounties SYD -



As the Club’s Company Secretary, this course targets Senior club managers who aspire to, or are new to the role of Secretary Manager/CEO/GM of a registered club.

 Content Includes:

Defining the roles of the Secretary Manager & the Board; Governance vs Management

The specific role of the ‘Secretary’ in Secretary Manager: Duties & Responsibilities

Legal responsibilities of a company secretary; Typical duties of a company secretary;

The Governing Body's (‘The Board’) Role, Amalgamations & De-amalgamations

The Fundamental Realities of The Board/CEO Relationship; Important Ground Rules.

Allocating Responsibilities: A suggested framework to define the duties in the relationship.

How to prepare for & conduct meetings; How do Boards operate? What does a Board do?

Planning & Conducting Board meetings; Minutes; Monitoring the outcomes of the meeting

Corporate Governance – understanding its relevance & requirements for compliance

Standards and systems audit assessment for licensed venues, Legislation governing the clubs

Associations and companies, Meetings; Notices; Resolutions; Disciplinary Hearings

Corporations Act: Directors & Officers responsibilities; Business Judgement Rule

Understanding your core business and what “Not for Profit” really means

KPIs and benchmarking, EBITDA and the importance of cash flow, Keeping ASIC in the loop

The Legislation process, interpret legislation, Insolvency, Common features of Registered Clubs

The Registered Clubs Act 1976, The Liquor Act 2007: the Important Provisions & Demerits

Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007, Conditions on Club License, Constitutions

Common areas of difficulty for Secretary Managers, Board Issues, Member rights to info, Requisitions

Going to Court, Core property, Leasing and Licensing, Service Contracts Times

Duration Two Days

ACCM Points : CMAA Members & CMDA Affiliates earn 25 points for successful course completion.