The AICD’s scholarship program provides promising and emerging directors the opportunity to participate in our world-class courses and develop their director careers. We welcome applications from both members and non-members and strongly encourage leaders who are looking to develop their skills and capabilities as directors, to apply. 

Interested in finding out more? To be notified of upcoming AICD scholarships, please click here.

Northern Territory scholarships

The Northern Territory offers a range of scholarships each year to prospective company directors. Keep up-to-date with the current scholarships being offered here.

Northern Territory Small Business Financial Fitness Program

The Territory Small Business Financial Fitness Program is part of the Northern Territory Government’s Jobs First Program designed to assist small business and not-for-profit organisations access financial sustainability training programs across the Territory.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is proud to be working in conjunction with the NT Government to provide the following fully-funded Financial Management program:


This program provides a straightforward introduction to financial statements from the director’s perspective. Participants will explore the three key financial statements: the balance sheet, the income (profit and loss) statement and the cash flow statement; and discover how directors use these statements to monitor financial performance and to assess overall company performance at board level. The course also examines the financial aspects of directors’ statutory duties and non-financial indicators of company performance.

Programs will be conducted face to face and on-line in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs.

Applications are assessed as they are received and places are limited.

Not-for-Profit Scholarships Program

Applications for the 2021/22 Not-for-Profit Scholarships Program are now closed.

The AICD is committed to improving society through world-class governance and our Not-for-Profit Scholarships Program is a key component of this commitment.

Each year the AICD offers scholarships to emerging and current directors of small Not-for-Profit organisations (annual turnover $2 million or less) in all states and territories, to help build their governance skills.

Successful applicants undertake the highly regarded Governance Foundations for NFP Directors course, which provides a foundational-level understanding of NFP governance.

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International Scholarships Program

The International Scholarships Program is currently on hold. 

The AICD has made the decision to defer our International Scholarships Program given the risks posed by COVID-19, and in consideration of government and health department advice on this matter.

To access a range of resources to help organisations navigate the current situation, including advice on business continuity, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.

If you have any questions or to express interest in future international scholarships, please contact our International team via

Tasmanian Scholarships Program

Tasmanian SME Scholarship Program


Applications for the Tasmanian SME Scholarships Program closed on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

All applicants will be advised of an outcome by Tuesday 14 September 2021 via email.

Victorian Scholarship Program

Women’s Board Leadership Program

Delivered in partnership with the Office of Women, applications for this program closed on Friday 9 July 2021. Program outcomes will be announced in due course by the Office of Women.

Women's Leadership and Development Program

To register your interest in this program please click here.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has partnered with the Australian Government's Women's Leadership and Development Program to deliver scholarships to support emerging and experienced female directors from regional, rural and remote Australia. Recipients will gain valuable governance skills and education through the AICD's Company Director Course and Foundations of Directorship programs.