Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify key attributes and governing principles of successful boards.
  • Describe the role of the board, its director and officers and the behaviours that exemplify an effective board member.
  • Examine the challenges facing boards including personal liability of members, remaining solvent and maintaining sustainable ethical business practices.
  • Identify typical risks associated with managing organisations at board level and develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Develop an understanding of the growing importance of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and how this is shaping Board views and investments.
  • Create a personal development plan identifying leadership skills, behaviours, thinking, awareness and mindset required to operate effectively as a board member, leader or executive leader.

> See the full agenda for AIM Director Certificate in our expanded Course Guide 

Upcoming Dates for AIM Director Certificate

Sydney Campus
Monday, January 24 — Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Brisbane Campus
Thursday, February 17 — Friday, February 18, 2022
Adelaide Campus
Monday, March 7 — Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Canberra Campus
Wednesday, March 30 — Thursday, March 31, 2022
Melbourne Campus
Thursday, April 28 — Friday, April 29, 2022

Delivery Mode

On-Campus Workshop – 2 days face-to-face workshops

Our AIM Director Certificate course is set in interactive classrooms at one of our five campuses across Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Caberra, and Adelaide. The benefits of studying in a classroom setting include being able to share first-hand experiences, ideas and questions with peers and our expert facilitators. You’ll study alongside like-minded people and strengthen your network.

Additional Information

What's Included?


  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Internet Access


Please advise AIM when booking if you have any dietary or accessibility requests.


Please note that prices for AIM short courses do not include assessment.

Payment Options

We require full payment to be made upfront prior to attending the training. Payment options we offer include:

  • Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/Amex)
  • Direct Deposit (EFT)
  • Purchase Order
  • Payment Plan - zipMoney

If you would like to spread the cost of your training out our finance partner Zip Money can offer you a line of credit with 6 months interest free and flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options. For more information on this, visit Zip Money

Our Facilitators

AIM facilitators are experienced practitioners with a robust mix of academic and practical expertise. We believe the education of the future managers of Australia to be a highly important task. Who is better placed to teach the art and science of management than those with current, daily real-world experience?

Our motto: By managers, for managers.

In-House Training Solutions

Contextualising training engagements for your industry or organisation maximises relevance and increases the transfer of learning into the workplace. Develop team cohesion and achieve your specific business objectives through a shared, in-house learning solution.

AIM’s experienced learning designers develop both accredited and unaccredited learning engagements to build the critical competencies you need for success. Join over 500 organisations creating compelling and engaging AIM tailored learning solutions for industries including Government, Health, Financial Services, Mining, Manufacturing, Construction and more.

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