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
06/07/2020 Applications Open for 2021 Sydney Program
02/08/2020 Applications Close for 2021 Sydney Program
18/08/2020 2021 Sydney Candidate Interviews with The Observership Program commence
05/10/2020 2021 Sydney Candidate Matching and Interviews with NFPs commences
10/12/2020 Placements for 2021 Sydney Program Confirmed
02/02/2021 2021 Sydney Program Launch
19/02/2021 Professional Development Session - Duties and Responsibilities for NFP Directors * Date to be finalised
04/03/2021 Professional Development Session - Finance for NFP Directors * Date to be finalised
18/03/2021 Professional Development Session - Strategy for NFP Directors* Date to be finalised
01/04/2021 Professional Development Session - Risk for NFP Directors * Date to be finalised
06/05/2021 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Part One)* Date to be finalised
20/05/2021 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Practical Application) * Date to be finalised
19/08/2021 Where to next? Panel and Q&A Session* Date to be finalised
25/11/2021 End of Year Networking Cocktails * Date to be finalised

Key Dates

Date Description
20/07/2020 Applications Open for 2021 Melbourne Program
16/08/2020 Applications Close for 2021 Melbourne Program
01/09/2020 2021 Melbourne Candidate Interviews with The Observership Program commence
28/09/2020 2021 Melbourne Candidate Matching and Interviews with NFPs commences
09/12/2020 2021 Melbourne Program Placements Confirmed
04/02/2021 2021 Melbourne Program Launch
13/02/2021 Professional Development Session - Duties and Responsibilities for NFP Directors* Date to be finalised
27/02/2021 Professional Development Session- Finance for NFP Directors* Date to be finalised
12/03/2021 Professional Development Session - Strategy for NFP Directors* Date to be finalised
26/03/2021 Professional Development Session - Risk for NFP Directors* Date to be finalised
30/04/2021 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Part One)* Date to be finalised
14/05/2021 Professional Development Session - Ethics in Governance (Practical application)* Date to be finalised
17/09/2021 Where to next? Panel and Q&A Session* Date to be finalised
26/11/2021 End of Year Networking Cocktails* Date to be finalised