This year, The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) want hundreds of not-for-profit leaders to access their acclaimed Diploma of Governance. While ICDA have offered scholarships in the past for Australia’s premier diploma-level governance qualification, currently they are able to offer more opportunities to more individuals across more sectors, providing a leg-up to the most under-represented groups in the country. This year’s program provides more places for more students across several concurrent, year-long scholarship rounds.This is your chance to upgrade your governance and senior management skills!

Program Overview

ICDA is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them. ICDA is an enterprise of Our Community, which has been delivering high-quality, practical governance training and support for the Australian not-for-profit sector for more than two decades. The training materials and assessments for this qualification have been developed by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, which also completes all training and assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate of completion from ICDA.

Course Location

The ICDA Diploma of Governance is conducted online and available to students throughout Australia.

Who Should Apply

Not-for-profit leaders Australia-wide! Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment. Deep knowledge of a not-for-profit organisation is highly desirable.

If you belong to, identify with or support any of the groups or themes ICDA are focusing on during 2021, you are encouraged to apply today:

  • Young People on Boards
  • Women
  • Community Health
  • Rural and Regional Boards
  • Going Green
  • Board Diversity
  • Faith-based Charities
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Local Government
  • Sports

Please feel free to apply for all of the rounds you identify with and where you meet the specific eligibility criteria outlined.

Scholarship Inclusions

$1,000 scholarships have been fast-tracked to allow prospective students to apply immediately for any of the following rounds, with decisions made on eligibility within 10 business days of submission.

The full cost of the Diploma is $4,500, comprising enrolment, assessment and administration. Scholarship recipients will need to arrange payment of the remaining fee of $3,500. This fee is payable in full 10 working days prior to the first day of course.

While applications are rolling – and will remain open throughout the year – places in diploma courses are also strictly limited, and scholarships are subject to ICDA’s terms and conditions.

More Information

Have questions? For more information about ICDA’s Diploma of Governance part-scholarships, please click here. For program queries, please contact the Institute of Community Directors directly.

Applications for ICDA’s Diploma of Governance Part-Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.