Australian Muslim Women’s Association

Australian Muslim Women's AssociationThe calls on Muslim women who want to take a lead in society – support is available for a Diploma of Business in Governance, delivered by the Institute of Community Directors, Australia. Scholarships are available.


As champions of diversity, the Institute of Community Directors Australia is focused on providing leadership opportunities to the most underrepresented sectors of the community. As part of this endeavour, in partnership with organisations who share our vision, during 2019 we are offering up to 500 governance scholarships of $1000 towards the Diploma of Business (Governance).

This new round, in partnership with the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA), is focused on women.

About our partner – Womens Leadership Institute Australia

WLIA exists to catalyse and inspire innovative partnerships, action and system-changing solutions to address the imbalance of women in leadership positions in Australia.

WLIA is bold in its desires to achieve gender balanced representation in Australia and know that Australian women are also bold in their desires to harness their capabilities into leadership roles.

It is dedicated to breaking through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues in Australia to ensure equality of opportunity for women to attain leadership positions.

Read more about WLIA here.

In a step to realise its mission, WLIA is offering scholarships for women towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments.

The Diploma of Business (Governance) – BSB50715

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.

This nationally recognised qualification will provide students with practical knowledge and skills relating to governance and will develop increased confidence to ensure they make a valued contribution as a member of a board or as a co-ordinator of quality governance. It’s designed specifically for Australian not-for-profit board/committee members, and the CEOs, managers and senior staff who work alongside them.

This course is highly recommended for those individuals seeking to develop their skills around leading, monitoring and guiding the activities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, as well as enhancing their understanding of legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.

The training and assessment of this course are delivered by the Institute of Community Directors, an Our Community enterprise, in alliance with Victorian TAFE Institute – Federation Training.

Our alliance with Federation Training ensures the academic rigour required for a qualification of this level and provides wonderful opportunities for participants to enjoy enhanced employment opportunities, access to higher-level governance roles, and pathways to further study nationally and overseas.

In a nod to the importance of technology to today’s board members, Diploma participants also have access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s extensive suite of online governance resources, both through a pre-loaded iPad (provided as part of the course) and full access to the Institute of Community Directors website through a special membership offering for all enrollees.

Read more about the scholarship for Women and the Diploma of Business in Governance here
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Womens Leadership Institute Australia