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.

Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Perpetual and Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) are pleased to make 17 scholarships available for Indigenous leaders to attend the AICD's Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders in Perth next year.

The scholarships are focused exclusively on supporting Indigenous communities and will be funded by Norman H Johns Trust and E B Myer Charity Fund (managed by Perpetual) and the AICD, administered by the ASF and delivered by the AICD.

The course will be held over 5.5 days from Monday 29 April to Saturday 4 May 2019. The program comprises four full scholarships valued at $7,235 each and 13 part scholarships (40%) valued at $2,984 each.

Find out more information about the program and the application process here.

International scholarships

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

We are pleased to reopen the International Scholarship Program for 2019, offering full scholarship places for our International Company Directors Course in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, and our Fiji Directors Course.

International scholarships are offered to directors, aspiring directors and community leaders who due to financial constraints would otherwise be unable to attend our governance programs.

For further information and to apply, please download the application form.

Not-for-Profit scholarships

Our annual scholarship program forms part of the AICD’s strong commitment to the Not-for-Profit sector. With a majority of our members involved in the governance of NFP’s across Australia, we are pleased to offer scholarships for leaders in this sector to steer their organisations to success.

Our scholarship program for 2019/20 has closed. If you would like to be notified future NFP scholarship opportunities, please email NFPscholarships@aicd.com.au.

To access a range of relevant practical tools and articles and the latest research on NFP governance, please visit our Not-for-Profit Resource Centre.

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.

2018/2019 NT Government Not-for-Profit Sector – Part Scholarships Company Directors Course

The Northern Territory Government, through Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are pleased to be working in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to make a positive impact on the local community through governance education, director development and advocacy.

We currently have twelve part scholarships of 25% off member price for Company Directors Course in Darwin September 23-27, 2019.

Directors and Leaders of Northern Territory based Not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply by completing the application form by Close of Business Friday 07 June, 2019.

For further information, please contact us via email: nt-nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au.

To complete your application form click here.


Scholarship applications open – Foundations of Directorship for Indigenous Organisations

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Northern Territory Government through Dept of Trade Business and Innovation are together offering 15 fully-funded scholarship opportunities to make a positive impact on the local community through governance education and director development.

Leaders and Directors of Northern Territory based Not-for-Profit Indigenous Organisations can apply for fully-funded scholarship opportunity to participate in 3-day Foundations of Directorship program.

This program, run by AICD, is designed to give participants a better understanding of performance related roles and responsibilities for directors and leaders, specifically in the areas of governance, board meetings, financial performance risk and strategy.

To be held over 3-day June 25-27, 2019 in Darwin. To apply please complete your application form click here.

Representatives from AICD and Dept of Trade Business and Innovation will review applications on June 7 and June 17, 2019.

For further information, please contact us via email: nt-nfpscholarships@aicd.com.au.

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.

2019 North Qld Regional Scholarship

The recipient of the 2019 North Qld Regional Scholarship is Nareeta Davis, Non-Executive Director of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and St Mary’s Catholic College.

Places are still available on the Company Directors Course North Qld on 19 to 23 August 2019.

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


2019 Central Qld Regional Scholarship

Applications have now closed for the 2019 Central Qld Regional Scholarship.

Places are still available on the Company Directors Course Central Qld on 4 to 6 September and 19 to 20 September 2019.

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.

2019 Albury Wodonga Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Albury Wodonga Regional Scholarships. Congratulations to Ben McGowan and Jillian Roscoe.


2019 Geelong Regional Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 Geelong Regional Scholarship.

Congratulations to Ashleigh Wall.

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.