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.

If you are interested in being notified about upcoming AICD scholarships please click here and specify your area of interest.

Indigenous Business Leaders scholarships

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Leaders Scholarship Program 2021.
20 scholarships are available for Indigenous leaders to attend the AICD Company Directors Course Online™.

Program overview

The AICD’s Indigenous Leaders Scholarship Program is designed to develop the governance expertise of Indigenous directors, executives and prospective directors around Australia.

The program will enable 20 Indigenous leaders to undertake the Company Directors Course Online™ and receive free membership with the AICD for one year.

The Company Directors Course Online™ is a postgraduate level program tailored both to experienced directors and those wishing to take their performance to the next level, as well as executives looking for an in depth understanding of governance issues. 

Delivered via a blended learning approach (comprising both online and offline study) and supported by our team of experienced teaching faculty, it is best suited to participants who are comfortable with online learning and are keen to build connections with their fellow online learners. 

Read more about the course here.

Scholarship applications are open from Monday 22 February 2021 and close on Monday 22 March 2021.

Who should apply?

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Are an experienced director, senior executive or senior leader within an organisation.
  • Have the ability and desire to contribute as a board member in the future.
  • Can outline the benefits of completing the program for you, your organisation and/or your community.
  • Can commit to undertaking the Company Directors Course Online™, commencing Friday 4 June 2021.

How do I apply?

Download an application form and return it by 5pm, Monday 22 March AEDT 

Further enquiries

Please contact Scott Dickson before the application deadline.


Please note: Applications for the earlier Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders Scholarships , a collaboration between the AICD, Perpetual and the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) have now closed. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 11 March 2021 via email.

International scholarships

Stay up to date on our current International scholarships being offered, as well as the latest International Scholarship Program recipients.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has made the decision to defer the 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 international@aicd.com.au

Not-for-Profit scholarships

Applications for the 2020/21 NFP Scholarships Program closed on 12 November 2020. Successful are due to be notified in late December 2020.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is committed to improving society through world-class governance and the NFP Scholarships program is a key component of this commitment.

Each year the AICD makes scholarships available to the Australian Not-for-Profit sector in all states and territories, with the aim of supporting directors, senior managers, and emerging directors.

Successful applicants will undertake the Governance Foundations for NFP Directors course, which provides participants with foundational-level knowledge of governance, specific to the NFP sector.

 

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.

Rural & Regional Leaders Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Rural & Regional Leaders Scholarship Program 2021.
20 scholarships are available for emerging regional and rural leaders to attend the AICD's Foundations of Directorship Online™ program.

Program overview

The AICD’s Indigenous Rural & Regional Leaders Scholarship Program is designed to build the governance knowledge of leaders in regional, rural and remote locations and make a positive impact on their local communities.

The program will enable 20 current and emerging rural and regional leaders to undertake Foundations of Directorship Online™ and receive free membership with the AICD for one year.

Foundations of Directorship Online™ is designed for new and aspiring directors, senior executives, and managers looking to gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors.

Delivered via a blended learning approach (comprising both online and offline study) and supported by our team of experienced teaching faculty, it is best suited to participants who are comfortable with online learning and are keen to build connections with their fellow online learners.

Read more about the course here.

Scholarship applications are open from Monday 22 February 2021 and close on Monday 22 March 2021.

Who should apply?

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Reside in a regional, rural or remote area (outside of state and territory capital locations).
  • Are a director, aspiring director or leader of an organisation or community group.
  • Can outline the benefits of completing the program for you, your organisation and/or your community.
  • Can commit to undertaking the Foundations of Directorship Online™ program, commencing Monday 7 June 2021.
  • Have the ability and desire to contribute as a board member in the future.

How do I apply?

Download an application form and return it by 5pm, Monday 22 March AEDT 

Further enquiries

Please contact Scott Dickson before the application deadline.

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.

 

Victoria scholarships

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

2020 Geelong Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Geelong Regional Scholarship. Congratulations to Theresa Best and Jason King.


2020 Bendigo Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Bendigo Regional Scholarship. Congratulations to Carol-Anne Lever and Sarah Gee.

Western Australia scholarships

Western Australia 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 WA AICD scholarship recipients.

2019 WA NFP Partial Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WA NFP Short Course Partial Scholarships. Congratulations to:

Governing to Protect Vulnerable People

Nadine Carter

The Role of the Not-for-Profit Chair

Tim Mitchell

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WA NFP Company Directors Course Partial Scholarships. Congratulations to Elizabeth Brennan, Justin O’Meara Smith, Carmelina Fiorentino, Natalie Jenkins, Josephine Buontempo and Amy Mayer.

Women Entrepreneurs Program for Established Businesses

Applications for the 2019/20 Women Entrepreneurs Program for Established Businesses are now closed.