In collaboration with the Australian Institute of Company Directors IPAA SA is proud to bring you the Company Directors Course – as Contextualised to the South Australian Public Sector. This nationally recognised course will immediately improve your board performance and decision-making with pragmatic professional development that will have a life-long impact on your career.

What is the Company Directors Course?
The Company Directors Course- as Contextualised to the South Australian Public Sector is a highly interactive course which provides you with an in-depth look at the critical elements of governance and directorship in the public sector board environment.

Through 5 days of carefully selected content you will enhance the effectiveness of your directorship, governance and board performance for your agency. Focus areas of modules include highly relevant areas to both first-time and experienced board members, examining unique public sector including; risks, liabilities and the legal environment. The Company Directors Course is recognised by 17 Australian universities and is a highly valued credential.

Is this course right for you?
This course is ideally suited if you are an aspiring, new or current board member and are seeking to take your performance to the next level. If you are in a role as an executive, senior manager or director within any agency you will gain essential capabilities across directorship and governance skills and knowledge. This course is particularly useful if you have previous experience within private sector board environments and are now seeking to transition to the public sector area. The specific focus of this course on the needs of public sector boards will give you the skills to flourish in your role.

Past participants of this course include executive and non-executive directors, managers, executives, CEOs or other key personnel reporting to boards.

What will you learn?
The Company Directors Course – as Contextualised to the South Australian Public Sector provides you with comprehensive grounding on your roles and duties as a board member. This course emphasises also, the unique risks, legal requirements and liabilities for public sector board members.

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, particularly in relation to public sector board requirements and expectations.
  • 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 directorship and governance skills through exploring case studies brought to life by video content and participating in interactive workshops on the issues and challenges that directors face. After completion of this course, you will not only understand your roles and responsibilities, but also greatly improve your performance.

The Company Directors Course comprises 5 days:

  1. Governance and the Practice of Directorship
  2. The Legal Environment
  3. Risk and Strategy
  4. Financial Literacy and Performance
  5. Achieving Board Effectiveness

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

Download AICD brochure here.


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

June 2021

  • Wednesday, 2nd June
    Modules 1 & 2
  • Thursday, 3rd June
    Modules 3 & 4
  • Friday, 4th June
    Modules 5 & 6
  • Monday, 7th June
    Modules 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, 8th June
    Modules 9 & 10
Register for June 2021