Institute of Community Directors Australia

ICDA Scholarships – 2023 Arts Scholarship Round

Hundreds of not-for-profit leaders now have the chance to win a part-scholarship to complete the acclaimed ICDA Diploma of Governance.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Dec 31, 2023




All Arts

The ICDA Diploma of Governance is the only Diploma-level course specifically designed for the not-for-profit sector. From 2014 to 2020, the course was VET-accredited and aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework. Since 2020, the course has been accredited by ICDA, an Our Community enterprise dedicated to meeting the real-world needs of the Australian not-for-profit sector. The fact that the course has its origins in the Australian Qualifications Framework but is now decoupled from it gives students access to the best of both worlds: assurance of the high quality of the course structure and content, without the rigidity or bureaucracy.

While we have offered scholarships in the past for Australia’s premier diploma-level governance qualification, currently we are able to offer more opportunities to more individuals across more sectors, providing a leg-up to the most under-represented groups in the country.

$1000 scholarships have been fast-tracked to allow prospective students to apply immediately for any of the following rounds, with decisions made on eligibility within 10 business days of submission.

While applications are rolling – and will remain open throughout the year – places in diploma courses are strictly limited, and scholarships are subject to terms and conditions.

The full cost of the Diploma is $4,500, comprising enrolment, assessment and administration. Scholarship recipients will need to arrange payment of the remaining fee of $3,500.

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