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Diploma of Governance

Don't just do good. Be good at it.

Online compact courses

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Step in, Step up

If you’ve recently joined a not-for-profit community board or committee, or you’re thinking of joining one, or if it’s your role to ensure new board members get a good induction, this is the course for you.

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Where's the Funding?

A course for community fundraisers asking 'WTF?' Where's The Funding? - providing the help to identify all the many sources of income available to your organisation and give your confidence to start drawing from each of them.

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Win More Grants

This course is designed for grassroots community groups that want to find out where to find grants and how to win them. With just a bit of know-how and some confidence you'll go from a novice to a go-getter!


Rethinking the Community Sector

The quarterly lecture series for ICDA members

Upcoming webinars

The 2021

Festival of Community Directors

A year-long celebration of community governance

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Meet our expert trainers

Our trainers are experienced and engaging community sector practitioners. With decades of experience between them, they provide contemporary, insightful and relevant training experiences.

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We're good at what we do

The Institute of Community Directors Australia is part of the Our Community group of enterprises, benefiting from a wealth of knowledge and resources.

Specialised sector training

Tailored Training

Tailored training programs can be designed and delivered to meet your needs in any area of our eight areas of community practice.

Not only can we organise short courses in the above areas, but we can also offer you our full Diploma of Governance course anywhere in Australia for a minimum of 10 people.

Australia Council Arts Governance Program

The Australia Council Arts Governance Program is a national program designed to help arts organisations to enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to their needs. The program aims to enhance governance skills, supporting leaders to prosper and arts organisations to thrive.

The Victorian Cemetery Trusts

The Victorian Cemetery Trusts Governance and Operational Training Program is designed to help cemetery trusts enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to their needs.

The program provides an introduction into the knowledge and skills you'll need to survive and thrive as a cemetery trust member.

NSW Crown Land Manager Governance Development Program

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is collaborating with the Institute of Community Directors Australia to deliver a Governance Development training program for NSW Crown Land Managers (CLMs).

All CLMs involved in the management of approximately 34,000 Crown Land Reserves across NSW, those with a lease or licence on Crown land reserves, and volunteers who assist appointed CLMs manage Crown reserves are invited to participate.

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