The Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course is delivered by our partner the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Over the last 40 years, the AICD has been helping organisations and sporting associations to improve their governance practices, enabling clubs to enhance their performance. For more information on governance for the Not-for-Profit sector, please click here.

This program is a one and a half day course which provides participants with an understanding of fundamental compliance and performance related roles and responsibilities of directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance and strategy.

The topics covered in the program are:

  • Duties and Responsibilities of NFP Directors
  • Finance for NFP Directors
  • Strategy and Risk for NFP Directors

Case studies examined in the course look specifically at sporting examples for greater relevance to the sports context we work in.

This is an outstanding opportunity to provide high quality training and development at an affordable price for your directors and /or management staff, or for larger associations. Sport NSW has worked with the AICD to provide this industry-leading short course in as cost-effective manner as possible for your organisation.

The course is designed for first time directors or aspiring directors considering taking a position on a not-for-profit board. Executives at not-for-profits will also gain a deeper understanding of the functions of their boards.

This program is suitable for:
•    Executives accepting their first directorship.
•    Those who are considering accepting a directorship.
•    Executives who report directly to a board
•    Directors who are seeking to transition into not-for-profit directorship.
•    Directors of not-for-profit companies and community organisations

This program continues to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from everyone who attends. Directors and senior staff of State Sporting Organisations and sporting associations have come away from the course with a new level of confidence and certainty around their roles, which results in improved governance throughout the organisation.

Registation to the AICD course is open to employees and affiliates of Sport NSW members.

Details of the next 2 day course are outlined below, places are limited so if you are interested please do not delay registration.

Dates and Times:

The AICD Course scheduled for 30 April - 1 May 2024 is now at capacity - should you wish to be advised of future course dates, please email with your name and email address.

Tuesday, 30 April 2024 (half day, 12pm – 5.00pm)
Wednesday, 1 May 2024 (full day, 8.30am – 5.00pm)


Sports House, Level 2, Quad 1, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Cost: $1500.00 +GST


Registrations close - Wednesday, 27 March 2024

For any further questions on the AICD course, please contact Sport NSW at or on 02 8736 1239.