Applying

2020 Melbourne Program


  • Applications open at 5:00pm on 20 July 2020
  • Close at 11:55pm on 18 August 2019
  • Program launch event held on Tuesday 04 February 2020

2020 Sydney Program


  • Applications open at 5:00pm on 06 July 2020
  • Close at 11:55pm on 30 July 2020
  • Program launch event held on Wednesday 19 February 2020

If you are between the ages of 25 and 40, committed to values-based leadership and to giving back to the community and if you are keen to participate in a unique and transformational leadership program, click on the link below to apply for the Program offered in your city of residence.

There is a non-refundable application-processing fee of $50 for all applicants except corporate-sponsored candidates and candidates who have been allocated a code. This fee covers the administrative cost of processing your application. We are unable to consider your application until this fee is paid. To enable applicants to complete their payment, there are instructions, which can be found at the conclusion of the application form.

Key Dates

Date Description
28/07/2019 Applications Close for 2020 Sydney Program
06/08/2019 2020 Sydney Candidate Interviews with The Observership Program commence
09/09/2019 2020 Sydney Candidate Matching and Interviews with NFPs commences
06/12/2019 Placements for 2020 Sydney Program Confirmed
05/02/2020 2020 Sydney Program Launch
19/02/2020 Professional Development Session - Duties and Responsibilities for NFP Directors
04/03/2020 Professional Development Session - Finance for NFP Directors
18/03/2020 Professional Development Session - Strategy for NFP Directors
01/04/2020 Professional Development Session - Risk for NFP Directors
06/05/2020 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Part One)
20/05/2020 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Practical Application)
06/07/2020 Applications Open for 2021 Sydney Program
19/08/2020 Where to next? Panel and Q&A Session
25/11/2020 End of Year Networking Cocktails

Key Dates

Date Description
22/07/2019 Applications Open for 2020 Melbourne Program
27/08/2019 2020 Melbourne Candidate Interviews with The Observership Program commence
30/08/2019 Applications Close for 2020 Corporate Program
09/09/2019 2020 Melbourne Candidate Matching and Interviews with NFPs commences
04/12/2019 2020 Melbourne Program Placements Confirmed
04/02/2020 2020 Melbourne Program Launch
13/02/2020 Professional Development Session - Duties and Responsibilities for NFP Directors
27/02/2020 Professional Development Session- Finance for NFP Directors
12/03/2020 Professional Development Session - Strategy for NFP Directors
26/03/2020 Professional Development Session - Risk for NFP Directors
30/04/2020 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Part One)
14/05/2020 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Practical application)
17/09/2020 Where to next? Panel and Q&A Session
26/11/2020 End of Year Networking Cocktails