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2015-16 AICD Scholarship for board ready women in mining - Applications Now Open


The Minerals Council of Australia, in partnership with BHP Billiton and Downer EDI Mining, is once again providing scholarships for talented women in the mining industry to complete the world-class Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The scholarships are an initiative to encourage more female participation on mining company boards by increasing the pool of board-ready women.

This year four scholarships are available.

The Company Directors Course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the major challenges facing company directors in today’s business environment, as well as equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively undertake the duties of a company director.

Applicants must be nominated by an MCA member or associate member company. Applications close on Friday 25th September 2015.

Download the scholarship and application form below.

For further information please contact James Seaford – Policy Research Officer on 03 8614 1851 or

+ The Course

The AICD Company Directors Course is delivered in a variety of formats:

  • Residential (five and a half day residential program at select locations around Australia)
  • Intensive (five days over one or two weeks at locations around Australia)
  • Flexible (full or half day sessions over five or ten weeks at locations across Australia)
  • Correspondence (for those not able to attend in person – allow up to six months to complete).

Visit the AICD website:

+ The Scholarship

  • Registration for the AICD Company Directors Course (including option to attend the residential program)
  • One year membership of the AICD
  • Reasonable travel and accommodation costs to the value of $2000 (not applicable for the residential program).

Total value: $9,500 per scholarship

Scholarship holders (or their nominating company) who fail to successfully complete the course within the required time will be expected to refund the value of their scholarship to allow other qualified women to take this opportunity

+ Selection Criteria

  • Nominated by an MCA member or associate member company
  • Demonstrated high performance and aptitude for board duties
  • Capacity to take on board roles, including time to participate
  • Has not completed the AICD Company Directors Course previously
  • Committed to successful completion of the course within 12 months
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender diversity in the resources sector
  • Willingness to participate in MCA gender diversity programs on occasion if requested
  • Australian based
  • CV included with the application.