Boardroom Bootcamp

All your foundational Board knowledge in one accessible course.

About this course

Joining a Board is an exciting time in your professional career.

In a role of ultimate responsibility, however, becoming a Board Member can bring with it feelings of uncertainty, overwhelm, and confusion which can be heightened by not having the depth of knowledge to have a seat at the Board table.

Boardroom Bootcamp gets you Board ready. 

Boardroom Bootcamp gives you the foundational knowledge you need to thrive in the Boardroom. It is the place for you begin your governance and Board education and be the starting point for a long and rewarding board career.

By the end of this self-paced course, you will feel confident and be ready to thrive in any Boardroom.

If you want to prepare yourself for the Boardroom, I invite you to enrol today.

The doors to Boardroom Bootcamp are always open and once you enrol you will have lifetime access to help accelerate your learning and understanding of what it takes to be on a Board.

Access everything in one comprehensive, flexible, and affordable course that enhances your boardroom potential and performance.

Are you ready to get on board?

Course Structure


To keep you on track, you will receive a suggested 12-week study plan guiding you through the course content. This will give you the highest likelihood of successful completion and get you into the boardroom faster.


Stand out as a board candidate and gain a Certificate of Board Readiness by successfully completing the end-of-course quiz with a pass mark of 80% or higher.


Receive a Summary of Topics Completed once you have finished the course, including the estimated number of hours you have invested, to demonstrate your commitment to your continued professional development.

Course Curriculum

Directors' Duties

An overview of the legal duties and responsibilities that Company Directors and Board Members must be aware of and how to execute them in the Boardroom and beyond.

Role of Director

An exploration of the role of the Board Member over and above the legal duties and responsibilities.

The Director’s Role in an Effective Board

A study of the personal competencies that contribute to you being a successful Board Member and how Board Members and the Chair contribute to an effective Board.

Resilience for Board Members

Supporting Board Members to develop techniques for resilience in your role as a Company Director to help manage the unique challenges that come with the role.

Personal Asset Protection

An introduction to the considerations that you, as a potential Board Member, should make in relation to asset protection and the options available to you in relation to protecting your wealth, assets, and reputation as a Company Director.

Role of the Board

Understand the purpose, structure, activities, and performance outcomes required of the Board of Directors. Become aware of and understand the structure, purpose, and function of other types of Boards (e.g. management committees, advisory boards, etc.).

Board Dynamics

Understand the various elements that contribute to the dynamics of a Board. These include diversity, skills-based selection of Directors, term of appointments, rotation of roles, and Board size, and the effect these elements have on Board culture and performance.

Board Competencies

Understand the competencies – various capabilities, skills, and attributes – of high-performing Boards. This topic also covers Board performance reviews, and continuous education and improvement of the Board.

Board Meetings

Understand how Board meetings run and how you can best prepare for and contribute to them. It looks at best-practice Board meeting agendas and meeting structures, so you know what to expect.

Role of Non-Executive Board Positions

Understand the role of the various Board leadership positions: Chair/President, Deputy/Vice Chair/President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Board Committees

Understand the purpose, structure, and performance of Board committees. Understand how board committees function to improve Board outcomes and can serve as a succession planning tool for the Board.

Director Recruitment and Remuneration

Understand the recruitment process of Directors and Board Members and best practice remuneration approaches.

Financial Report Analysis

Helping you to understand the financial reports of the organisation, and the accounting approaches that underpin each of the main financial reports a Board receives. Methods on analysing the financial reports to measure various financial indicators important to a business, particularly solvency.

Strategy Planning and Oversight

Describing the basic skills and knowledge required to understand the strategic planning process, strategic review, and strategy setting, strategy approval, and monitoring strategic achievement.


Understand organisational compliance requirements and how you can ensure compliance (with legislative requirements, industry codes, accounting standards, etc.) within the organisation.

Policies and Assurance

Understand how policies and procedures are used as a compliance assurance tool within the organisation.


Organisational culture starts and ends with the Board. Culture influences the behaviours and outcomes of the organisation. Company Directors will understand how they can take greater responsibility for implementing an effective corporate culture within their organisation.

Risk Management

The basic skills and knowledge required to understand enterprise-wide risk management from a Board Member’s perspective. It is designed to introduce risk, risk appetite, risk identification, and risk management principles.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

The basic skills and knowledge required to understand workplace health and safety requirements of an organisation from a Board Member’s perspective, ensure that organisational WHS compliance systems are implemented and working, and that the Board has a process of being made aware of and managing organisational WHS issues.

Cyber Security

Understand the Board’s role in managing cyber and information security as it relates to the organisation, ensuring compliance with relevant national and international legislation and codes.

Leading Change

The various decision-making techniques, models, and tools available to Board Members when initiating and leading change within the organisation and Board.


The various decision-making techniques, models, and tools available to Board members when making Board-level decisions.

Crisis Management

Understand your role in guiding the organisation when things go wrong – commonly known as crisis management.


Understand your role in innovation in the organisation – ensuring that the new and existing products and services being offered are competitive and meeting the changing needs of the organisation’s marketplace.

Management Relations: CEO and Senior Executives

Understand the relationship between the Board and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – or equivalent position – and the executive management. In particular, focusing on succession planning; recruiting, selecting, and appointing a CEO; evaluating CEO performance; setting remuneration, diversity, and the relationship with the Board and CEO.

Management Relations: Delegations

Understand how the Board delegates certain responsibilities, decisions, and actions to the CEO and other management staff, and how to do this appropriately.

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Understand what ESG is and the goal of ESG in capturing the non-financial risks and opportunities linked to a company’s day-to-day activities.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Understand the requirement of an organisation to manage the social and environmental impacts that stem from its operations – commonly known as corporate social responsibility.

Stakeholder Relations

Understand your role in ensuring regular communications to the organisation’s various stakeholders. Communication requirements may be due to compliance and legal obligations (such as continuous disclosure, market reports, or shareholder reports), because the organisation believes in being transparent and accountable to its various stakeholders, or a combination of both.

You will learn from subject matter experts from around Australia. All of our Boardroom Bootcamp contributors have extensive Board experience, and many have been formally recognised for their business and professional achievements. You can view their profiles here.

What You'll Receive:

  • Lifetime access to the course material.
  • A 12-week study plan.
  • Assistance from an experienced Company Director via a group forum and email.
  • A Certificate of Board Readiness – upon successful completion of the optional end-of-course exam (80% pass mark required).
  • A Summary of Topics Completed listing all course units completed.

Who is this course for?

Boardroom Bootcamp is a co-ed course designed specifically for new and emerging Company Directors and Board Members from all professional backgrounds and for all types of Boards (i.e. for-profit, not-for-profit, family business, etc.).

If you are looking to join a Board in the near future, or have been on a Board for a number of years and are looking to formalise your Director and Board knowledge, this structured course will help you understand your role, duties, and responsibilities as a Board Member, enabling you to thrive in the boardroom.

Although there are no formal educational requirements for enrolment, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. 

As Get on Board Australia courses enhance the Board potential and leadership capacity of participants, and their organisations, we expect the full commitment of both.

If you have any further questions, please refer to our course frequently asked questions (FAQs) or send us a message using the enquiry form below.

Please Note

Boardroom Bootcamp is always open and is available for you to join at any time, on any day. It’s ready when you are.

As soon as you enrol, a welcome email will be sent to you containing important information to get you prepared to start the course. This will include a suggested 12-week study plan – a guide to help keep you on track and progressing through the course material.

Because life happens, you can always choose to go faster or slower through the course.

Payment Options

Course Fee // $875.00 incl. GST


Use Pay in Four with PayPal at the checkout to spread your enrolment fee over four equal payments.

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    Still wondering 'What's in it for me?'

    Here's an overview of the value you will receive beyond the boardroom from completing the Boardroom Bootcamp course.

    Benefits of Boardroom Bootcamp

    Your investment works double-time.

    Increased corporate governance skills

    Understanding and appreciating what corporate governance is and how to implement best-practice methodologies into organisations is important for ensuring personal and organisational compliance and sound operations. It ensures that shareholders, customers, and other important stakeholders, are confident with the business, its leaders, and its management.

    Improved strategic and business acumen

    Becoming competent in ‘the business of running a business’ helps you to discern the interdependence of all aspects of business operations. Understanding the link between all of an organisation’s parts makes way for well informed decision-making and broader consideration of the impact and requirements of board-level strategic decisions to ensure success.

    Better understanding of board and business processes and operations

    The board environment is full of unusual and highly formulated processes and procedures, all tied in with a good dose of interpersonal politics. You will learn and understand how to navigate this environment to ensure that you thrive in a leadership role, and understand the difference between strategic and operational matters.

    Enhanced confidence

    Confidence is increased through acquiring new knowledge. You will find yourself knowing the right questions to be asking at board meetings, and be contributing and leading discussions with conviction and self-assurance.

    Further developed leadership and interpersonal skills

    Life as a company director involves being a leader within an organisation and with its stakeholders. With this comes the need for you to be able to form and leverage important relationships with a wide range of individuals, all with their own agenda. Refining and honing your interpersonal and leadership skills helps you to successfully manoeuvre yourself, the board, and the organisation through its operating environment.

    Improved decision-making

    All of the above benefits ultimately lead you to be able to make better-informed strategic decisions that you have confidence and faith in. This improved decision-making ability will serve you in all situations and organisations that you work within.

    Access to a network of like-minded people

    You have access to connect with other like-minded new and aspiring directors locally, nationally, and internationally through an external forum. This helps broaden your learning environment and personal network.

    Contribution towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

    The Boardroom Bootcamp program contributes towards your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements (approximately 60 hours in total). Check with your professional institution in relation to the respective CPD points available to you from completing the Boardroom Bootcamp course.

    Praise for Boardroom Bootcamp

    A thorough and well-paced course with the chance to study at one’s own pace. Excellent practical examples for each module which very much helped to reinforce the concepts.


    Course Participant

    Boardroom Bootcamp provided us with a flexible, in-depth body of knowledge to study at our own pace and, importantly, together as a collaborative group of leaders becoming directors.


    Course Participant