Australian Institute of Company Directors - Company Directors CourseTM for Emerging Industries

AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the people who are driving, and will drive, the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities.

The AgriFutures Emerging Industries Program is seeking applications from  those working in an emerging industry to participate in the Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors CourseTM.

This is a first for the AgriFutures Emerging Industries Program and an exciting opportunity for established industry leaders to hone their skills and make a valuable contribution to the future growth of their associated industry.

Applications open on Monday, 15 March 2021 and close Friday, 9 April 2021.

About the Australian Institute of Company Directors - Company Directors CourseTM Online

Course commencement date: Thursday, 20 May 2021
Faculty Induction: Thursday, 20 May 2021 from 5pm-6pm
Virtual classrooms: Each Thursday for five weeks from Thursday, 3 June 2021 to Thursday, 1 July 2021
Location: Online utilising Zoom video conferencing

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is Australia’s leading provider of governance education and development programs, governance assessment services and Board advisory services.

AgriFutures Australia is offering individuals working in an emerging industry the opportunity to participate in the Company Directors CourseTM Online, the world’s most established director program.

The Company Directors CourseTM Online is designed to ensure that participants not only understand their roles and responsibilities, but also improve their contributions to Board performance.

The 19-week course provides current and relevant information and case references; and aims to be informative, thought-provoking and practical. Upon completion, it is trusted that participants’ confidence will be enhanced to face the challenges and reap the rewards of directorship, both in the short-term and as their director career progresses.

Learn more about the format and learning objectives.

Who should apply?

  • The Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors CourseTM Online is designed for experienced directors, new directors, business owners and senior executives reporting to boards. It is best suited to participants who are comfortable with online learning and are keen to build connections with their fellow online learners.
  • Individuals working in an emerging industry.
  • Members of AgriFutures Australia Advisory Panel.
  • Individuals on committees and/or boards representing an emerging industry.

Key information

  • Applicants are required to respond to a number of selection criteria and outline their involvement in an emerging industry.
  • The program will be delivered online.
  • All applicants must be available to attend all five days of virtual classrooms online weeks from Thursday, 3 June 2021 to Thursday, 1 July 2021. These dates are not flexible. The position is not transferable.
  • AgriFutures Australia stakeholders are encouraged to submit an application online, to be assessed and selected by AgriFutures Australia staff.
  • It is expected participants will pass the course and provide certificate to AgriFutures Australia as confirmation of completion.

Course overview

Date and Time Milestone
Thursday, 20 May 2021 Course commencement
Thursday, 20 May 2021 from 5pm-6pm Faculty Induction (virtual classroom)
Thursday, 3 June Virtual Classrooms Day 1
Thursday, 10 June 2021 Virtual Classroom Day 2
Thursday, 17 June 2021 Virtual Classroom Day 3
Thursday, 24 June 2021 Virtual Classroom Day 4
Thursday, 1 July 2021 Virtual Classroom Day 5
Thursday, 23 September 2021 Assessment due

Online deliveries utilising Zoom video conferencing

  • Every participant will need a computer or tablet, headset (headphones) with a microphone to be able to participate in discussions. The online delivery has been designed around everyone contributing via their own device. Use of a smartphone is not recommended.
  • Webcam functionality is highly recommended, and
  • Access to reliable, high speed internet (we recommend a minimum bandwidth of 4Mbps for uploads and downloads).

Key dates

  • Applications open on Monday, 15 March 2021
  • Applications close Friday, 9 April 2021
  • Applicants notified by: Friday, 30 April 2021
  • Company Directors CourseTM: from Thursday, 3 June 2021 to Thursday, 1 July 2021