Contextualised to the South Australian Public Sector this course will immediately improve your board performance and decision-making with pragmatic professional development that will have a long-lasting impact on your career. This course will include facilitators that have substantial public sector experience and additional public sector case studies presented throughout the five-day course.

“I can put many of my learnings into practice in my daily job- thinking more strategically and thinking about risk. I feel more confident to seek board roles.”

What is the Company Directors Course?
Designed to strengthen the governance skills and knowledge of your organisation’s directors, senior executives and managers,the Company Directors Course is an interactive course that provides an in-depth look at the critical elements of corporate governance and directorship. The 10-module course will enhance the effectiveness of directorship and corporate governance for your organisation and equip participants with the knowledge and confidence to be better leaders. The Company Directors Course is recognised by 17 Australian universities.

Is this course right for you?
The course is tailored to those wishing to take their performance to the next level, as well as executives and managers who need to understand governance issues in depth. The course is essential for the professional development of anyone who wants to further their directorship skills and knowledge. Participants include executive and non-executive directors, managers, executives and CEOs who report to boards.

What will you learn?
The Company Directors Course gives a comprehensive grounding in the roles and duties of board directors. The course includes modules on effective decision-making, the legal aspects of directorship, financial literacy and strategy, as well as putting the lessons into practice. Upon completion of this course you will be equipped to:

  • Understand your role and the compliance issues for boards.
  • Lead beyond compliance to better understand the governance expectations and ethical considerations for businesses.
  • Help build a better board as well as improve and streamline board processes.
  • Focus your future strategic discussions with the knowledge and tools you need to monitor your organisation’s financial performance and risk managements.
  • Broaden your view of directorship and provide guidance to improve your personal performance and consequently the performance of your organisation.

What can you expect?
Over five days of focused learning with other public sector professionals, you will develop your director skills by exploring case studies brought to life by video content and participating in interactive workshops on the issues and challenges that directors face. You will embark on interactive working sessions through relevant case studies brought to life with video to apply and reinforce your knowledge. After completing the course, you should not only understand your roles and responsibilities, but also improve your performance.

The Company Directors Course comprises of 10 modules:

  1. The Role of the Board and the Practice of Directorship
  2. Decision Making
  3. Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities
  4. The Board’s Legal Environment
  5. Risk: Issues for Boards
  6. Strategy: The Board’s Role
  7. Financial Literacy for Directors
  8. Driving Financial Performance
  9. Achieving Board Effectiveness
  10. Learning into Practice

There is approximately 30 hours of pre-reading required before the course takes place. You will recieve all pre-reading prior to the commencement of the course, in both hard and soft copy formats.


5 Full Days 9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)

Comprehensive course materials, including course notes, case studies and PowerPoint slides, and catering

AICD SA Business Centre and Members Lounge, Level 23, Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide
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Special IPAA member and associate rate: $8,500 excluding GST.
(Payment arrangements available upon registration)

Various AICD facilitators with substantial public sector experience.

Registration details

February 2021

  • TBA
    Modules 1 & 2
  • TBA
    Modules 3 & 4
  • TBA
    Modules 5 & 6
  • TBA
    Modules 7 & 8
  • TBA
    Modules 9 & 10
Register for February 2020