The AICD welcomes applications from both members and non-members for our scholarships, which enable aspiring directors and organisational leaders from a range of sectors to participate in our world-class courses and develop their director careers.

If you fit the criteria for any of our scholarships, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Perpetual and Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) are pleased to make 17 scholarships available for Indigenous leaders to attend the AICD's Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders in Perth next year.

The scholarships are focused exclusively on supporting Indigenous communities and will be funded by Norman H Johns Trust and E B Myer Charity Fund (managed by Perpetual) and the AICD, administered by the ASF and delivered by the AICD.

The course will be held over 5.5 days from Monday 29 April to Saturday 4 May 2019. The program comprises four full scholarships valued at $7,235 each and 13 part scholarships (40%) valued at $2,984 each.

Find out more information about the program and the application process here.

Invictus Games Foundations of Directorship Scholarship Program

The Australian Institute of Company Directors in conjunction with Invictus Games Sydney is proud to provide eight scholarships for eight serving (or ex-serving) Australian Defence Force members to attend the Foundations of Directorship Program plus a year's membership of AICD.

The program comprises four modules designed to give participants a better understanding of performance-related roles and responsibilities for directors, specifically in the areas of Duties and Responsibilities, Strategy and Risk and Finance.

The scholarship also includes one year's membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application form and submit it to the Australian Institute of Company Directors by 5pm AEDT Wednesday 19 December 2018. Submission details are included on the application form.

For further information please contact NFP Sector Lead Phil Butler GAICD.

Not-for-Profit scholarships

The AICD is pleased to launch a not-for-profit (NFP) scholarship program to be run in all states and territories in 2018-2019. The scholarships are being offered to directors and senior managers of NFP organisations who would otherwise be unable to attend governance education programs due to the financial constraints of the organisation. For the 2018-19 NFP scholarships, AICD is working in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) who will manage the application process.

What is the AICD NFP scholarship program?

The NFP scholarship program offers 140 places at a range of different courses in 2018-2019. This range of exciting AICD-funded scholarships will enable 20 leaders of small NFP organisations in each state and territory to choose from a range of governance and leadership courses. The NFP scholarship program will give participants the opportunity to develop their skills and capabilities to be the leaders of the future.

Why does the AICD offer these scholarships?

AICD recognises the complexity of the NFP sector with more than 600,000 not-for-profits operating in Australia, and charities alone employing over one million people and contributing in excess of $134 billion to the economy. The not-for-profit sector impacts the lives of millions of Australians, and thus the governance knowledge of its future leaders is of utmost importance. In the face of increasing complexity and demand on not-for-profits, good governance has never been more important for the sector.

Which AICD courses do the scholarships cover?

The course offered under the scholarship differs from state to state. They include but are not limited to: Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors, The Role of the Not-for-Profit Chair and Reporting to the Board. More information on the offerings in each state and territory can be found on the respective course pages on the ASF website.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents, and be executive employees, directors or potential directors of NFP organisations with a turnover of less than $2 million. The allocation of places will take into account the applicant's commitment to improving their governance knowledge as well as their broader commitment to the NFP sector, and other entry requirements as set out by ASF and AICD for each program. The scholarships are open to both AICD members and non-members.

Full scholarships will be awarded to directors or senior managers of NFP organisations with a turnover below $2 million. In addition, we recognise that some potential future leaders may wish to apply to smaller NFP organisations.

How do I apply?

Applications have now closed.

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.

2018/2019 NT Government Not-for-Profit Sector Scholarships

The Northern Territory Government, through Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are pleased to be working in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to make a positive impact on the local community through governance education, director development and advocacy.

These fully-funded scholarships are for emerging and experienced directors and leaders of Not-for-Profit organisations in the Northern Territory to attend one of the following AICD courses in the NT: Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors, The Role of the Chair and Governing to Protect Vulnerable People. These programs, run by AICD, are designed to give participants a better understanding of performance related roles and responsibilities for directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance and strategy. This round of scholarships is for programs to be held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek.

For further information, please contact us via email: nt-nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au.

To complete your application form click here.


Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) Not-for-Profit Community Service Sector Scholarships

ONLY PLACES IN KATHERINE STILL AVAILABLE

The Northern Territory Government through the Department of Attorney-General and Justice, Community Benefit Fund, recognise the need to assist with governance development opportunities for Directors and Leaders across the Community Services sector in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) is a peak body for the Social and Community Sector in the NT supports the development of non-government not for profit organisations to provide assistance to vulnerable Territorians.

NTCOSS has partnered with AICD to offer forty two (42) fully funded places for not for profit leaders and directors to complete one and a half day Governance Foundation for Not-for-Profit Director’ program in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine.

This program developed and delivered by AICD comprises three modules designed to give participants a better understanding of performance related roles and responsibilities for directors, specifically in the areas of Duties and Responsibilities, Strategy and Risk and Finance. Participants will also receive the eLearning course Interpreting Financial Statements and a webinar recording of The Role of the NFP Director as preparation for the face-to-face program.

For further information, please contact us via email: nt-nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au

To complete your application form click here.


Northern Territory NFP Partial Scholarship – Company Directors Course

The Northern Territory Government through the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation in partnership with the AICD recognise the need to assist Directors and Leaders across the Northern Territory in the not-for-profit sector.

Twelve partial scholarships for 50% off the course cost for Company Directors Course will be offer over the following programs:

Alice Springs: October 1-5, 2018
Darwin: November 19-23, 2018
Darwin: April 1-5, 2019

The scholarship covers 50% of attendance and materials. It does not cover travel and accommodation. Successful applicants are encouraged to join as a member.

For further information, please contact us via email: nt-nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au.

Applications for this have now closed.


Queensland scholarships

Queensland offers a range of scholarships each year to prospective company directors. Keep up to date with the current scholarships being offered here, as well as the latest Queensland AICD scholarship recipients.

2019 Gold Coast Regional Scholarship

Applications are now closed for the 2019 Gold Coast Regional Scholarship. We will be offering one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from the Gold Coast to undertake the Company Directors Course Gold Coast on 13 to 19 March 2019.

AICD recognises the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

For further information please email qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500.


2019 Toowoomba Regional Scholarship

Applications are now opened for the 2019 Toowoomba Regional Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from Toowoomba to undertake the Company Directors Course Toowoomba on 13 to 17 May 2019.

AICD recognises the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and send it to us by Friday 8 March 2019. For further information please email qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500.


2019 Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship

Applications are now opened for the 2019 Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from the Sunshine Coast to undertake the Company Directors Course Sunshine Coast on 22 to 26 May 2019.

AICD recognises the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and send it to us by Friday 15 March 2019. For further information please email qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500.


2019 Foundations of Directorship Queensland Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2019 Foundations of Directorship Queensland Scholarship.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is proud to provide two scholarships (one for South-East Queensland and one for Regional Queensland) to small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) business owners to attend the Foundations of Directorship program.

The program developed and delivered by AICD comprises four modules designed to give participants a better understanding of performance-related roles and responsibilities for directors, specifically in the areas of Duties and Responsibilities, Strategy and Risk and Finance.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and send it to us by Monday 4 February 2019. For further information please email qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500.

Victoria scholarships

Recognising the importance of supporting regional directors and members the Victoria office offers a range of scholarships each year.

2019 Albury Wodonga Regional Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2019 Albury Wodonga Regional Scholarship. We are pleased to offer two partial scholarships to high calibre applicants from the Albury Wodonga region to undertake the Company Directors Course in Albury, one day per week over five weeks, commencing Monday 18 March 2019.

AICD recognises the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and submit to the Australian Institute of Company Directors by 5pm AEST Friday 25 January 2019. For further information please email vic@aicd.com.au or phone 03 9245 4200.