Sports & Recreation Governance Scholarships now open


Give yourself a head start in 2017 with a Sports and Recreation Governance Scholarship

Applications for this round close 5:00pm AEST, 10 February 2017

Are you the President of your local netball club? Treasurer of your chess club? A volunteer committee member of your grandkids' soccer league? We're writing to let you know about an opportunity to put your club in first position for the future.

With less than a month to submit an (easy to complete) application, we want to let you know about a scholarship round that's designed to expand governance knowledge and skills within sporting organisations, benefiting our communities from the grassroots up.

About the Diploma of Business (Governance)

For too long, not-for-profit board members and their supporters have put up with a second-rate reputation and second-rate education. Not anymore. Delivered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia in alliance with Federation Training, the Diploma of Business (Governance) - BSB50715 - is the only accredited course for existing and prospective not-for-profit board and committee members, and the staff who work with them.

Further details about this course, including a course outline, upcoming course dates around Australia, a FAQ and student testimonials can be found at

(Please note: Link opens in a new window. Once you have read about this course, you must return to this page to lodge a scholarship application.)

Our scholarship partner

Sports Without Borders (SWB) is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support for young people from new and emerging communities to overcome the barriers of participation in community sport.

SWB also provides consultation services, facilitates sports programs and raises awareness in order to influence policy, all with the view of deepening the talent that powers and engages with grassroots sports across Australia.

In a step to realise its mission, SWB, through Executive Chair James Demetriou, is offering fifty $1000 scholarships towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments.

Learn more about Sports Without Borders.

Scholarship inclusions

Successful scholarship applicants will receive:

  • A $1000 fee reduction for enrolments in the Diploma of Business (Governance). The reduced enrolment cost for scholarship recipients is $3495 (inc GST)
  • An iPad mini, pre-loaded with course materials
  • Membership of the Institute of Community Directors Australia
  • Access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia's extensive suite of online governance resources

Students who go on to complete the Diploma of Business (Governance) will earn:

  • Fellowship of the Institute of Community Directors Australia
  • Australia's only accredited qualification for not-for-profit governance

The application process

Applicants must demonstrate their:Scholarships will be awarded through an online application process.

  1. Involvement with a sports or recreation organisation or body
  2. Passion for their community
  3. Suitability for completing the Diploma of Business (Governance)
  4. Reasons for wanting to improve their governance skills

To be considered for a scholarship and enrolment into this course, you must also confirm you:

  • Have read and understand the terms and conditions under which these scholarships are made available
  • Can commit to enrolling in, and finalising your reduced-fee payment, for a Diploma program that commences before 30 June 2017
  • Have time to read, prepare and reflect on fundamental governance principles
  • Have the ability to attend and actively participate in a total of five days of training (three consecutive days + two consecutive days approximately one month later) - courses offered across Australia
  • Commit to completing all assessments within 12 months of beginning of face-to-face training (expected time commitment is five to 10 hours for each of the 12 units)
  • Commit to transferring the knowledge you have gained through this course to the not-for-profit sector
  • Have not previously successfully applied for a scholarship towards the Diploma of Business (Governance)
  • Are an Australian resident

Applications close at 5:00 pm AEST, 10 February 2017.

Late applications will not be considered, under any circumstances, so don't delay.

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