Call for Applications: Director Training

Applications close 9.00 am Tuesday 28 January 2020

Are you and IFA member under 35?

Would you like assistance to undertake Director training?

If you are an aspiring Director, The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA/AFG) is offering financial support to undertake the Foundations of Directorship course offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  The IFA, through the DEWR Grant will offer up to $2,795 each for up to three (3) successful applicants to support their attendance of the Foundations of Directorship course.

The 3-day Foundations of Directorship course can be undertaken in one block or as single days throughout the year. The subjects covered include; Governance for Directors; Finance for Directors and Strategy and Risk for Directors. Click HERE for more information. 

Please note: Recipients will be required to join the Australian Institute of Company Directors at their own expense (approximately $625). 

The full 3 days must be completed by 31 December 2020.

Are you:

  • An early career professional or university student aged up to 35 years studying or working within forest/natural resource management, agriculture, farm forestry, agronomy, urban/greenspace planning or other environment/forest-related discipline?
  • Passionate about the role of trees and forests in supporting sustainable and healthy cities, farms/rural landscapes and communities?
  • A current IFA Student; Young Professional or Professional member?
  • Interested in developing your governance and leadership skills?
What is on offer: A cash grant (paid directly to the ACID) of $2,795 to cover your registration of the 3-day Foundations of Directorship course. Successful applicants will be required to:
  • Join the AICD, the IFA has negotiated a discounted rate
  • Participate in the 3-day course and complete it before 31 December 2020
  • Submit of a 250-word post course report (including a photo) that may be published in The Forester
  • Please note that due to the terms of the grant, any Commonwealth salary employee is excluded.
Questions? contact the IFA office on and we will be happy to help.

Click HERE to download the application form