The ACT Government recognises and values our diverse community. It is important that this diversity is reflected in appointments to boards and committees and in leadership roles, to ensure the voices of women, and people with diverse experiences and backgrounds are heard.
The Diversity Register connects everyone, including women and people with diverse experiences with ACT Government and non-government board vacancies.
It also provides opportunities and resources to help prepare you for a board or leadership role, and opportunities to participate in training and networking.
The Register is open to all people including women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability.
We are encouraging individuals to join the Diversity Register today to gain access to board vacancies and training opportunities: www.diversityregister.act.gov.au
By joining the Register individuals will receive notifications of board vacancies and training opportunities. If interested in a vacancy individuals can also apply for it directly through the Diversity Register.
We are also encouraging all ACT boards and committees, community and business to advertise their board and committee vacancies, training and networking opportunities through the Diversity Register. Advertisements and notices can be posted directly on the register at www.diversityregister.act.gov.au
For further information or support contact the Diversity Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6205 0515
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 346KB] [Word 700KB]
How to Post a Vacancy: Non-Government Boards and Committees [PDF 774KB] [Word 1.4MB]
How to Register/set up a Digital Account [PDF 852KB] [Word 1.6MB]
How to apply for a Board Vacancy on the Diversity Register [PDF 940KB] [Word 1.8MB]
Secretariats Support Material
ACT Government Governance handbook for Boards and Committees
How to Post a Vacancy: Non-Government Secretariats [PDF 780KB] [Word 1.4MB]
How to Post a Vacancy: ACT Government Secretariats [PDF 776KB] [Word 1.4MB]
How to Submit a Cabinet Consultation: Step by step guide [PDF 756KB] [Word 4.5MB]
Cabinet Appointment Template [PDF 170KB] [Word 38KB]
Other Registers and Useful Links
NSW Premier's Department Register
NT Women's Register
Queensland Register of Nominees to Government Bodies
SA Premier's Directory
Victorian Women's Register
(ACT) YWCA of Canberra - Offers board traineeships
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Australian Virtual Centre for Leadership for Women (CLW)
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Australian Women and Leadership Forum
Women on Boards
Women on Board Help Sheets
An initiative of the Victorian Office of Women's Policy as part of the "Victorian Women on Boards" project.
Getting On: What you need to know and do before joining a Board
- What are Boards and what do they do?
- Finding a Board that's right for you
- What's in it for me? Ups and downs of Board service
- Are you ready? Questions to ask and answer when considering or being interviewed for a Board position
Being On: Understanding your Board and how it works
- Survival skills for women on Boards
- Overview of your legal responsibilities
- Overview of your financial obligations
- Handling conflicts of interest
- To whom is my Board accountable?
- Navigating the key documents
- Overview of Board meetings
- Board committees
- Networking and mentoring - how it can help you in your Board role
- Am I a good Board member? Self-assessment checklist
Getting More Women On: Passing the torch to others
Moving On: Exiting your Board role with grace