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 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.

The NFP scholarships are for specific courses held in each state and territory and will be available for a mixture of programs. The scholarships are applicable for a range of half day and one day courses designed to improve the governance knowledge and skills of directors and officers.

The scholarships are fully funded for organisations with a revenue turnover of less than $1 million and are half-funded for organisations with a turnover of between $1 million and $5 million.

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • Applicants must be directors and senior managers of NFP organisations who would otherwise be unable to attend governance education programs due to financial restraints.
  • Full scholarships will be awarded to NFP directors and senior managers of NFP organisations with a turnover below $1 million.
  • Half fee scholarships will be awarded to NFP directors and senior managers of NFP organisations with a turnover between $1 million and $5 million.

How to apply

To register interest for a scholarship please submit a completed NFP Scholarship Application Form

Apply now

Applications should be submitted by email to nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au no later than 28 July 2017.

Courses applicable to the NFP Scholarships in each state and territory

For dates and locations please refer to the application form

NSW
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors
Reporting to the Board
Applied Risk Governance
The Board and the CEO
Boardroom Financial Acumen

VIC
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors
Reporting to the Board
Role of the NFP Chair

SA/NT
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors (NT)
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors (SA)
Reporting to the Board (SA)
Role of the Chair (SA)

QLD
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors
The Boards role in Mergers and Acquisitions in the NFP Sector

WA
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors
Reporting to the Board
Role of the NFP Chair

TAS
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors (Hobart)
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors (Launceston)

ACT
Foundations of Directorship (Day One) – Governance for Directors
Governance Foundations for NFP Directors

Apply now

Applications should be submitted by email to nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au no later than 28 July 2017.

 

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 diversity.scholarships@aicd.com.au for any questions regarding this program or to register your interest in future scholarship programs.

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.