Governance, Fundraising & Grant Writing courses

1. Step In, Step Up

Everything a New Community Board Member Needs to Know.

If you’ve recently joined a not-for-profit community board or committee, or you’re thinking of joining one, or if it’s your role to ensure new board members get a good induction, this is the course for you. The course will take you through the legal and ethical responsibilities of a not-for-profit board member and give you all the tools you need to get up to speed quickly and start contributing immediately.

How long will this course take?
You may like to complete this course in one session which, on average, takes students around 60 minutes.

Learn at your own pace
If you would rather study in smaller blocks of time, you'll have 30 days to complete this course from the date of purchase. During that time, you can log in as often as you'd like and can save progress along the way.

Get certified!
On completion, you will be issued with an electronic certificate by the Institute of Community Directors Australia.

Have a group of learners?
We'll happily provide a discounted price for groups of more than ten. For a quote, please email

What students have said about our Compact Courses

  • "This was a useful quick course to give an overview of what is involved in becoming a member of a board, which is something I am considering."

  • "Thanks for making this course affordable and accessible!"

  • "The interactive infographics were well organised, engaging and informative."
  • Welcome
  • What do boards do?
  • Why should you sign up?
  • Common questions from new directors
  • How much time is involved?
  • What am I liable for?
  • Looking at the books
  • Questions you might have for the board
  • How are things done around here?
  • The Board Manual
  • An Ideal Induction Checklist
  • Useful Links
  • Help us help the sector
  • Welcome Aboard
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever