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Bankwest Foundation / Institute of Community Directors Australia - Diploma of Business (Governance) - 2014

Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program

Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) - Diploma of Business (Governance) - 2014

The Bankwest Foundation and the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) support the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by generously offering up to 5x 100% scholarships for those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to study ICDA’s Diploma of Business (Governance) program in 2014.



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Scholarship Overview

The Diploma of Business (Governance) is Australia's only currently approved diploma-level governance qualification. This qualification is recognised nationally and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to sit on or work with boards at the highest level.

For too long, not-for-profit board members and their supporters have put up with a second-rate reputation and second-rate education. That's set to change.

The content for the Diploma of Business (Governance) has been contextualised by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, an Our Community enterprise, and is delivered in partnership with Chisholm Institute, a leading educator based in Victoria but delivering courses nation-wide.

Who Should Apply:

The course is designed specifically for Australian not-for-profit board/committee members, and the CEOs, managers and senior staff who work alongside them. Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment, though some deep knowledge of a not-for-profit organisation is highly desirable.

To be accepted for enrolment into this course, you must also:

  • Have time to read, prepare and reflect on fundamental governance principles
  • Have the ability to attend and actively participate in a total of five days of training (three consecutive days + two consecutive days approximately one month later)
  • Commit to completing all competency based assessment within six months of face-to-face training (expected requirement is five to 10 hours per unit - 12 units)
  • Commit to transferring the knowledge gained to the organisation once the course is completed

Program Dates:

The course comprises two face-to-face components (three days and then two days), separated by approximately one month.

The Diploma of Business (Governance) will be held in Perth on the following dates in 2014:

  • Session One - October 27th, 28th & 29th
  • Session Two - November 24th & 25th

Scholarship Inclusions:

There are up to 5x 100% scholarships available to for those living and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia, each valued at $4495.

Please note, accommodation and/or travel expenses (if necessary) are not included in the scholarship and will be met by the student or their NFP organisation.

Applicants are required to live in WA and work for charitable not-for-profit organisations based in Western Australia in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Scholar Surveys:

Scholarship applicants and recipients will be asked to complete a series of surveys about the expected and realised learnings before, during and after completion of the course as part of a research collaboration between the Australian Scholarships Foundation and the Centre for Social Impact, generously funded by the Origin Foundation. The information provided will help us to quantify the impact of our scholarships and will help attract funding for education and training for the NFP sector in the future. If you have any questions about the research please contact surveyasf@gmail.comPlease note, participation in these surveys is compulsory for all scholarship recipients and will be a condition on the acceptance of the scholarship.

More Information:

For more information on the program, please click here to check out the website OR here to download the brochure. For further course-related queries, please contact the ICDA directly.

For assistance with the application process, please contact the ASF team.

Application Process:

To apply, click 'APPLY NOW' and follow the prompts to complete an online application.

Need help completing your online application? Download instructions for Creating a Profile Page and Making an Application.

Scholarship applications for ICDA's Diploma of Business (Governance) close Monday 22nd September, 2015 at 5pm AEST.


About the Bankwest Foundation

The Bankwest Foundation was established in 2013 with a mission to improve the well-being of Australians by enabling the implementation of significant and meaningful community initiatives in Western Australia and nationally. In September 2014, Bankwest launched their partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, which provides ongoing support and educational opportunities to not-for-profit sector workers living and working in Western Australia.


About the ICDA:

The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is the best practice governance network for the members of Australian not-for-profit boards, committees and councils, and the senior staff members who work alongside them. An Our Community enterprise, the Institute is Australia's leading provider of information, tools, training and qualifications for Australian not-for-profits.

Selection Criteria
The Scholarship is awarded jointly by ASF and ICDA to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents employed by a charitable not-for-profit organisation and whose completion of the program would, in ASF's view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is based on the applicant meeting ICDA entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation. Applicants must also be living and working in Western Australia to be eligible for this scholarship.
Closing Date : 22/09/2014
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Subject Area : HR Project Management Leadership Leadership & Management Finance & Investment Governance & Board
Course Type : Diploma Short Course Intensive
Location : WA