About the Company Directors Course

The Victorian Public Sector Commission and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have adapted the Company Directors Course to the Victorian public sector.  The core of the course is unchanged and has been supplemented by public sector examples with particular reference to transparency, public accountability and stakeholder engagement.

This is an opportunity for Victorian public sector executives and public entity directors to undertake the Company Directors Course with their peers and to learn what it takes to contribute to organisational governance while gaining a thorough knowledge of the role and duties of directors. All courses are limited to 25 participants.

Participants who pass the optional assessment will gain the Company Directors Course award.

Course overview

Key modules include:

  • The Role of the Board and Practice of Directorship
  • Decision Making
  • Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Board’s Legal Environment
  • Risk – Issues for the Board
  • Strategy – The Board’s Role
  • Financial Literacy for Directors
  • Driving Performance
  • Achieving Board Effectiveness
  • Learning into practice

Upcoming courses

The next 5-day Company Directors Course will take place on:

Day 1: Monday 16 March 2020
Day 2: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Day 3: Monday 23 March 2020
Day 4: Tuesday 24 March 2020
Day 5: Monday 30 March 2020

Who is the course for?

Victorian public sector executive and non-executive directors, CEOs and senior executives.

Course benefits

This course has been designed to:

  • Equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure you understand your role and the compliance issues for your board
  • Lead you beyond compliance to better understand the governance expectations and the ethical considerations of your role
  • Help you build a better board and improve and streamline board processes
  • Focus your future strategic discussions and provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to monitor your organisation’s financial performance and risk management
  • Broaden your view of directorship and help you improve your personal performance and organisational performance