We recognise that your director career extends beyond any one course and we are dedicated to supporting and guiding you for the entirety of your learning pathway.

Our 2019/20 Course Guide provides a summary of the AICD’s core and short courses that will be offered throughout the first half of the year.

The guide will help you locate and access a learning pathway that suits your current and future development needs with ease.

For a comprehensive guide to our world-class courses, events, services and tools, download our Professional Development Handbook.

Your learning pathway

Short Course


Our ‘core’ offerings provide you with the critical elements of directorship. They are designed to deepen and extend your governance knowledge.



Our ‘individual’ offerings focus on the attributes that individuals bring to their role as a director. This encompasses the roles and responsibilities of directors and leadership capabilities.

Short Course


Our ‘board’ focused offerings cover the practices that individuals bring to their board. This includes the roles and responsibilities of boards, how boards operate and how boards perform.

Short Course


Our ‘organisational’ focused offerings cover the responsibilities of directors in relation to the performance of the organisation. The key focus in this section is on governance, risk, strategy, finance and management relations.

Learning formats that suit you

Face to face


A learning program led by an accredited facilitator with related director experience; peer experiences shared; comprehensive reference materials included.



Private delivery in your own boardroom of topics selected by you; led by accredited facilitators with relevant director expertise and tailored to your board and your business.



Self-paced electronic learning; access when and where it suits you.



30 to 90 minutes live online, led by an accredited facilitator with related director experience; notes included. All webinars are recorded, allowing access in your own time.



A collection of publications covering a range of topics and research to help you in your role as a director; often available in both hard and soft copy formats.

Tools & Resources

Tools and Resources

A selection of practical templates, checklists, Q&As and FAQs prepared by experienced directors and subject matter experts.



From a briefing to a conference, events provide information updates, stimulus for reflection on director and board practice, and networking opportunities with peers.



Course notes and supporting materials provided with some telephone or email support.