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AICD Foundations of Directorship Course

Who is the Foundations of Directorship Course™ for?

The AICD Company Directors Course™ presented in partnership with BBI, is tailored to members of Church ministry and agency boards, trustees and senior organisational leaders, through customised case studies in decision making, ethics and law. The case studies are based on real experiences of boards in the Catholic setting, developed in consultation with expert governors, and they form a critical part of the delivery of the course.

The AICD Foundations of Directorship Course™ is designed for new directors, senior executives, and managers wanting to gain a foundational knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors. Those who complete this course often progress onto the Company Directors Course™.

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2018 Course Dates
Event Location Event Date Registrations Close
North Sydney 27 Feb - 1 Mar 18 30 Jan 18
North Sydney 15 - 17 Aug 18 18 Jul 18

Key benefits of the course

This three-day program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship - governance, strategy, risk and finance. You will establish a new director-oriented outlook that will prepare you for a successful director career. The Foundations of Directorship Course™ will give you an introductory knowledge of:

  • Your responsibilities as a director in meeting compliance obligations
  • Your role in formulating, implementing and monitoring strategy
  • How to establish and manage key strategic planning frameworks
  • How to use corporate strategy to drive financial performance
  • Your role in identifying, assessing and managing risk
  • Risk avoidance, risk culture and the different levels of rish appetite
  • Your role in maintaining the financial integrity of the organisation
  • How to evaluate Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements
  • How to monitor the financial and non-financial indicators of company performance


To gain the Foundations of Directorship™ Certificate, there is an optional assessment, open book with 27 quiz questions to be completed online over 40 minutes.

Course Fee

  • AICD Foundations of Directorship three-day course: $3,700 +GST 
  • All materials, food and refreshments included.
  • BBI is a member of the Catholic Religious Group (CRG). Members of CRG may not be required to pay GST.
  • Please click here to view our cancellation policy.




For program enquiries, please contact:
Mr Greg Baynie – National Coordinator – Professional Development and Short Courses
T: 02 9847 0586 or E: gbaynie@bbi.catholic.edu.au

For registration enquiries, please contact:
Ms Belinda Srour – Professional Development Events Coordinator
T: 02 9847 0590 or E: bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au



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