Network to help boost women in leadership roles

Two scholarships for women in the Tasmanian forests or forest products industry to undertake the AICD Foundations of Directorship online course have been made available with support from the Department of Communities. The AICD program provides foundational knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors.

Applications open on 21 January 2022 and close on 11 February at 5pm AEDT.


Scholarship Overview

The scholarships are for two full-fee places in AICD Foundations of Directorship Online Course delivered in May, June and July 2022.  These scholarships will also include a one-year membership to the AICD. The full course schedule is available at Foundations of Directorship Online (

Course Information

Delivered by AICD, this is a structured 11-week program that combines virtual classroom sessions, online learning activities and individual study with support from a team of experienced faculty members and a dedicated Learning Support Executive.  Topics covered by the program include Governance for Directors, Finance for Directors and Strategy and Risk for Directors. More information on the program is available Foundations of Directorship (

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity, you must:

  1. Identify as a woman.
  2. Be a Tasmanian resident working within the Tasmanian forests or forest products industry.
  3. Are not currently, and have never been, disqualified from being a director of a corporation or organisation.
  4. Have not undertaken AICD training in the past.
  5. Be able to commit to successfully complete the course and all assessments.
  6. Be a member of Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network.
  7. Agree to be a key stakeholder and participant in promoting women in forests and forest industries in Tasmania.

Scholarship Timeline

Date Timeline
21 January 2022 Applications Open
11 February 2022 at 5pm AEDT Applications Close
25 February 2022 All applicants notified of selection outcomes
2 May 2022 Scholarship 1 – AICD Foundations Commences
3 June 2022 Scholarship 2 – AICD Foundations Commences
15 June 2022 Scholarship 1 – AICD Foundations Completes
14 July 2022 Scholarship 2 – AICD Foundations Completes

How to Apply

  1. Check that you are eligible under the guidelines.
  2. Complete the Application Form and provide a resume.
  3. Applicants will be assessed on:
  • Benefits to the candidate’s professional development;
  • Candidate’s potential for leadership; and
  • Concise, relevant, and informative responses to the questions.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applications received post the closing date will not be considered.
  2. The selection panel’s decision is final.
  3. Applications will be treated confidentially.
  4. The Selection Panel will be Chaired by the TFFPN Convenor.

More information

  • To effectively participate in the virtual classrooms, AICD recommend that participants:
  • Have access to a reliable high-speed internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 4Mbps for uploads and downloads.
  • Use a computer or device with a quality camera and microphone.
  • Have access to a quiet and private location for the duration of the virtual classrooms.

Contact Tracey Taylor at TFFPN on 0499 623 791 or email