"Information governance is the system by which the current and future use of information and its management is directed and controlled. Information governance is further defined within the Information management policy framework."

QGCIO Glossary

What are the relevant roles and SFIA skill(s)?

Example role(s)

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) skill(s)

How to develop this skill set?

The focus for this skill is on overall policy, planning, architecture and direction for information and information management.

Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) [Specialist roles]

Check out the contemporary range of webinars, blogs and online courses on information governance through the global Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) website.

The following is a specialist course for Information Governance provided by the platform. Please note, this course is self-paced so duration may vary within the 6 month paid window. For more details and cost information please view the following information sheet.

AIIM also provides an online qualification around Emerging Technologies in Information Management. Similarly to the above, this course is self-paced within the paid window - for more details please view the information sheet here.

Open Data Institute (ODI) Australia [Leadership roles]

The Open Data Institute (ODI) of Australia provide specific guidance on writing policy around Open Data.

Lynda [Specialist and Entire workforce roles]

With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Robert Smallwood has published an online course on 'Learning Information Governance' in the wider professional context via the learning platform Lynda. This course covers the protection and utility of valuable information assets, going into key definitions, policies and guiding principles for information governance.

You can also take the opportunity to prepare yourself for a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certification or simply strengthen your skills in Information Governance via the Information Governance and Management online course on Lynda.

Additional resources

  • Lexonis is a cloud-based software that allows users to build SFIA skills capabilities through an optimised approach.
  • ValidateSkills with SFIA allows you to utilise self-assessments against the SFIA skills and on-request training as well as a variety of other services.
  • SkillsTX provide innovative resources to support skills management for an ICT workforce in alignment with SFIA.
  • Seera is a cloud-based solution for HR management that allows you to build capability in your workforce utilising the SFIA skills framework.


Last Reviewed: 06 November 2018