The AICD welcomes applications from both members and non-members for our scholarships, which enable women and regional leaders, as well as directors and executives in the disability and not-for-profit sectors, the opportunity 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.

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.

AICD NFP scholarships now available

Thirty scholarships are available for Directors of Territory Not-for-Profit organisations to develop their career and hone their skills in governance policy and procedures.

The scholarships are in addition to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently launched Not-for-Profit scholarship program across Australia.

The Northern Territory Government have funded the additional 30 scholarships, and are working in partnership with AICD to make a positive impact on the local community through governance education, director development and advocacy.

These fully-funded scholarships are for attendance at AICD’s one and a half day program, Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The program, run by AICD is 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.

AICD Members and Directors Manager NT, Terri-Ann Maney said, “this is a great opportunity for Directors in not-for-profit organisations who would otherwise be unable to attend governance education programs due to financial constraints.”

“The scholarships are suitable for Directors of not-for-profit companies and community organisations who are involved in the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout and the NT Governments remote housing program, Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.

“Executives accepting their first directorship, those considering accepting directorship and executives who report directly to a board are also encouraged to apply.”

The first session will be held in Darwin 17-18 October.

Applications are now open and close 22 September. Completed applications forms can be emailed to

Download the application form.

If you have any queries please contact Terri-ann in NT Office 0428 243 995 or or our SA office 08 8236 2800.

Tasmanian scholarships

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

Tasmanian Government Board Diversity Scholarship Program

For the third year, the Tasmanian Government is partnering with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to offer the following corporate governance course scholarships:

  • Four Company Director Course (CDC) scholarships
  • Sixteen Foundations of Directorship (FOD – Governance & Finance) scholarships

This Program aims to drive a more rapid increase in the number of Tasmanian women who are board-ready and to foster emerging female talent.

Scholarship winners will be selected based on the quality of their application.

Strict eligibility and selection criteria apply. Applications will close COB Friday 15 September 2017.

AICD now invites applications.

If after reading the attached documents you have any further queries, call the AICD Tasmanian office on 6242 2200.

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.

Central Queensland Regional Scholarship

The AICD office are offering one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from the Central Queensland region to undertake the Company Directors Course Central Queensland on Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2017, and Thursday 19 – Friday 20 October 2017. Our Company Directors Course is a comprehensive and credible learning program for directors, and is considered the benchmark qualification for directors in Australia.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and send it to AICD by Friday 28 July 2017. We will acknowledge all applications when they are received and announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made on Friday 11 August 2017.

Victoria scholarships

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

We are pleased to offer partial scholarships to high calibre applicants; the scholarship will cover fifty per cent of a one year membership and the Company Directors Course fee.

Women’s Board Leadership Program

The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to Victorian women to help build their board capabilities. AICD is pleased to partner with Government in supporting this important initiative.

For more information about this program and to apply click here.

Warrnambool and Great South Coast- Two Partial Scholarships

Applications are open now and close on Monday 21 August 2017. The successful recipients will be notified on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Please note that successful applicants must be available to attend the Warrnambool Company Directors Course for five consecutive Mondays, commencing 2 October 2017.

Scholarship selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a manager, director of, or employed as a senior executive by their organisation
  • Have basic financial literacy
  • Provide two professional references who can support your capacity to undertake the program
  • Demonstrate that the successful completion of the program will benefit their organisation and broader community
  • Outline how they will contribute to the learning of other participants as this is a highly engaging course
  • Complete the assessment requirements of the course
  • Be an Australian citizen and reside and work within the Great South Coast Region
  • Be a current member or willing to become a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

To apply for the scholarship please download and complete the application form.

Please be advised that AICD will short-list candidates, based on the eligibility and selection criteria. Applications will be reviewed, and scholarships awarded by the selection committee. No further review or discussion of applications will be entered into.

Disability Sector Diversity Scholarships 2017

AICD has partnered with the Federal Government to offer 10 full fee scholarships to women working in decision-making roles in the disability sector to undertake the Company Directors Course.

The Disability Diversity Scholarships 2017 have now closed. Scholarships will be awarded during the week of the 11 September with all applicants notified of the outcome of their applications then.

Please send an email to the Board Diversity Team at for any questions regarding this program or to register your interest in future scholarship programs.

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 2017-2018. 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.

Applications for 2017-2018 are now closed. Scholarships for 2018-2019 will be announced mid 2018