Governance Institute & CEW Executive Scholarship

Applications open 1 July 2024
Applications close 30 September 2024


The Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management

Course type

Post-graduate (3-4 years part-time)



Open to

Senior women in any industry 


Online (Australia)

Partnered with

Governance Institute of Australia

CEW and Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) are offering a scholarship to a mid to senior level woman working in any sector or industry who is interested in undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management.

This accredited postgraduate course draws from real-life case studies and practical examples to equip you with hands-on knowledge and ultimately position yourself as your organisation’s greatest asset for driving responsible risk management and good governance. Find out more about the course here. The successful candidate will be enrolled into Semester 1 which commences 3 March 2025.

Who should apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:
Mid-to-senior leaders in any sector (i.e., CEO, or no more than three levels down from CEO)
5 or more years’ experience managing teams of five or more people
A commitment to corporate governance
Australian or New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Australia, holders of a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
Has qualified for a bachelor or higher degree from an Australian University or for an equivalent qualification from an approved Australian higher education provider (as defined by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) or recognised overseas university or higher education provider
Can provide appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience
Inclusions and Obligations
This scholarship cover course fees
The successful candidate must commit to attend the whole course
The successful candidate is required to write a report about her scholarship experience and may be asked to speak at CEW events
On completion of the course, the successful candidate will become a member of the CEW alumni community, Connect Women

“Looking forward, I aspire to secure an international Board role and I really felt this was a course which is internationally recognised and will help me take that next step in my governance career.”

Catherine Clarke
Paralympics Australia. 2022 Scholar

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