Company Directors Course Online

In a rapidly changing business environment directors must have up-to-date knowledge about all aspects of their role.

The Company Directors Course Online has been designed to give directors a distinct career edge through a better understanding of their duties and responsibilities. It will also help in developing skills to facilitate sound decision-making and imparting best governance practices.

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Is this course right for you?

The Company Directors Course Online is designed for directors from a diverse range of industries and organisations and is ideal for those looking to understand director roles and responsibilities in-depth, take their boardroom performance to the next level and improve their impact in today's evolving business landscape.

If you are:

  • A new director
  • An experienced director
  • A business owner
  • A senior executive reporting to boards

this course is right for you.

It is recommended to complete the Foundations of Directorship™ program or have equivalent professional experience before enrolling.

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What will you learn?

The Company Directors Course Online gives you an in-depth look at the responsibilities and expectations of directors. It explores issues and trends facing today’s boards and businesses.

On completion of the course, you will deepen your understanding of what effective governance looks like in practice.

The course will help you:

  • Gain clarity around a director’s role, their legal responsibilities and community expectations.
  • Improve your financial literacy and understanding of the strategic and financial levers that can help drive performance and sustainable value in your organisation.
  • Explore the tensions between short and long-term priorities and diverse stakeholder interests.
  • Enhance future strategic discussions with the knowledge and tools you need to improve your organisation's performance and evaluate risks effectively.
  • Identify how you can make your board more effective and streamline board processes.
  • Enhance your judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Improve your performance as a director and deepen your understanding of boardroom dynamics.
  • Put learnings into practice through activities, real-world case studies and a boardroom simulation.
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What can you expect?

The course comprises online and offline study components and you will be supported by our team of experienced teaching faculty and a dedicated Learning Support Executive from the AICD.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Course materials written and reviewed by practising directors from Australia’s most prestigious organisations.
  • Course content updated regularly to ensure it remains current, relevant and reflective of good practice.
  • A four-month educational journey (including the optional three-month assessment period).
  • A Course Introduction virtual session in Week 1 to meet your faculty and peers. The structure and expectations of the course will also be established in this session.
  • Two weeks pre-reading time ahead of the first day of virtual classrooms and one week duration between each day of virtual classrooms for pre-reading.
  • Highly interactive virtual classrooms using latest technology, interactive features, discussion-based group work and breakout activities.
  • An experienced teaching faculty, leading directors and fellow learners to support and encourage you.
  • Expert insights to help you make better decisions and increase your impact in the boardroom.
  • A Learning Support Executive who will have a one-on-one conversation with you in first few weeks of the course and keep in contact throughout the assessment period to offer support and encouragement to meet your goals.
  • Meet the Director session with a leading director to help you embed the knowledge and gain insights into the practical application of the course in today’s wider governance environment.
  • A competitive advantage for securing a directorship by completing a course which is widely recognised and respected in the director community.
  • Powerful connections to help you take the first or next step in your director career.
  • 50 DPD points for completing the course, and an additional 10 DPD points for successfully completing the assessment.
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Assessment and recognition

Participants who successfully complete the (optional) course assessment will qualify for the Company Director Course Award and may be eligible to use the GAICD post nominal (AICD members only).

Find out more about how you will be assessed.

The Company Director Course™ award is recognised for advanced standing (i.e. recognition of prior learning) by 23 universities and institutions.

The assessment must be completed if you are planning to use the course to gain advanced standing in an MBA program.

Course investment

Please refer to our course calendar for pricing details.

Course Delivery

Choose your learning journey with our flexible course delivery formats.


Join your peers in a face-to-face learning environment with our specialised faculty and connect through case analysis and rich discussion. Choose your preferred classroom delivery as five consecutive days, or one day per week.

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Study independently at your own pace with monthly live tutorial sessions to connect with a faculty member over a six-month period. Explore diverse views in discussion forums with peers to enrich your understanding of governance.

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Why learn with us?

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Contemporary Content

Designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts, our courses offer contemporary content that is updated annually. Course materials include recent case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for directors of today and tomorrow.
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Expert Facilitators

Our course facilitators boast extensive real-world director experience and undergo a rigorous selection and development process to ensure they are equipped to create an interactive and engaging learning environment.
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High-Calibre Participants

Connect with and learn from a diverse group of experienced senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving their impact and leadership in the boardroom and the performance of their business.
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Widely Recognised

By undertaking one of our highly regarded programs you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance and can earn the widely recognised post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors.

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