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.

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?

Visit the ASF website to apply.

 

When do applications close?

Applications for the AICD Not-for-Profit Scholarships program are now open via the ASF website and close on 13 June.

ACT scholarships

The ACT 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 ACT AICD scholarship recipients.

2018 ACT Regional Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2018 ACT Regional Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer two partial scholarships to high calibre applicants from the greater ACT region to undertake the Company Directors Course in Canberra January 8-12, 17-23 or March 21-27, 2018 .

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 it to the Australian Institute of Company Directors by 5pm AEST Wednesday 13 December, 2017. For further information please email act@aicd.com.au or phone 02 6132 3200.

International scholarships

The AICD is pleased to launch our International Scholarship Program for 2018. Keep up to date with the current scholarships being offered here, as well as the latest International Scholarship Program recipients.

Announcing the International Scholarships Program 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of our International Scholarship Program, offering one full scholarship place to each of our International Company Directors Courses (ICDC) in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, and one full scholarship place to our Fiji Directors Course.

The scholarships are designed for those, who without financial support would not be able to attend such governance training. We recognise the importance of developing skills and knowledge, and offer scholarships to contribute to our mission of making a positive impact on the community through governance training.

What are the benefits of this scholarship?

Our courses are based on global governance principles and covers directors’ duties, the international legal environment, risk and strategy, financial literacy and board effectiveness. Designed by expert educators and experienced directors, our courses provide you with the credible skills and practical knowledge needed to excel as an international director.

What courses are available for the scholarship?

One full scholarship place is available for each of the following courses:

  • Fiji Directors Course, 16-18 July 2018
  • Singapore ICDC, 13-17 August 2018
  • Hong Kong ICDC, 3-7 September 2018
  • Dubai ICDC, 14-18 October 2018
  • Singapore ICDC, 19-23 November 2018

Who is eligible for these scholarships?

People of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

What is the selection criteria?

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Be a director, aspiring director or community leader of an organisation with an annual turnover of less than AUD$1 million;
  2. Describe why without the scholarship they would not be able to attend such training;
  3. Describe the benefits they would receive as an individual in undertaking such training;
  4. Describe the benefits that their organisation or broader community would receive by undertaking such training; and
  5. Provide supporting documentation such as an endorsement letter from their organisation or professional reference

What is included in the scholarship?

Each successful applicant will receive:

  • A full scholarship place to attend their selected International Company Directors Course; or
  • A full scholarship place to attend the Fiji Directors Course; and
  • One year complementary AICD membership

Please note that travel costs, accommodation and allowances are not included in the scholarship.

Who decides who gets awarded a scholarship?

Applications will be reviewed and determined by a selection panel drawn from the AICD Education & International division. Applications will be reviewed against the formal selection criteria.

How will applicants be notified they have been successful?

Successful applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the application close date.

How do individuals apply for scholarships?

You must complete the application form found on our website here and submit to international@aicd.com.au along with any relevant supporting documentation by Friday 6 April 2018.

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.

AICD’s Director Nexus is a unique program that provides collegiate support from a small, exclusive group of peers within a highly interactive environment. Together, you will seek perspectives, share opinions and gain practical guidance on boardroom issues, while enhancing your professional development as a director. The program includes 10 two-hour group meetings over 12 months, beginning in July 2018 at AICD’s Brisbane office.

We are very pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018-19 Brisbane Director Nexus Scholarship. We are offering three full scholarships, valued at $1,890 each in the following categories:

  • Non-for-Profit
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations
  • Start-up (within 2 years) or Young Entrepreneur

To qualify for one of these scholarships you must be a current Queensland AICD member in one of the above sectors, who holds a director position or has experience as a non-executive director on one or more formally established boards.

To apply please submit your resumé, along with a cover letter outlining how Director Nexus will benefit you, in your director role/s and how you will be able share thoughts and experiences on emerging issues with your peer group. Please submit your application to qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500 by 01 June 2018.


2018 North Qld Regional Scholarship

Applications are now opened for the 2018 North Qld Regional Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from North Qld to undertake the Company Directors Course in Townsville on Monday 20 to Friday 24 August 2018 .

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 June 2018. For further information please email qld@aicd.com.au or phone 07 3222 5500.


2018 Regional Queensland Self-Paced Scholarship

Applications are now opened for the 2018 Regional Queensland Self-Paced Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from Regional Queensland (within postcodes 4655 to 4895) to undertake the Company Directors Course Self-Paced course and be enrolled prior to 1 December 2018.

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 7 September 2018. 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.

2018 Loddon Mallee Regional Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2018 Loddon Mallee Regional Scholarship. We are pleased to offer two partial scholarships to high calibre applicants from the Loddon Mallee region to undertake the Company Directors Course in Bendigo, one day a week over five weeks, commencing on Monday 30 July 2018.

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 22 June 2018. For further information please email vic@aicd.com.au or phone 03 9245 4200.


2018 Geelong Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Geelong Regional Scholarships. Congratulations to Benjamin Carter MAICD and Kylie Warne MAICD.


2018 Ballarat and Central Highlands Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Ballarat and Central Highlands Regional Scholarships. Congratulations to Rebekah Foster MAICD and Cameron Montgomery MAICD.