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Leadership Excellence Academy

Develop your leadership skills through learning, experience, and practice. Through completion of the Academy program you can gain employability and graduate skills, confidence for entering your career, realise your potential for leadership and stand out from the crowd.

This Leadership Excellence Academy is designed to enable you to participate in leadership experiences and engage in professional development that explores self-awareness, and facilitates personal growth designed to be tailored to your chosen study path.

The program runs from March to July 2023 and includes seminars, leadership skill workshops, on-going mentoring with experienced UniSQ Alumni, optional participation in a service project, presentations and an online portal for 24 hour guidance. All elements of the program are delivered online, so wherever you are based you can apply for the program knowing you can participate from your home. Successful applicants are required to attend and participate in all elements of the program. More details on program structure, dates and times can found below.

Upon completion of the Leadership Excellence Academy Program an award ceremony is held to celebrate the achievements of the participants. Students receive The Leadership Excellence Academy Award and a certificate of completion for inclusion in their portfolio for future employment.

The 2023 Leadership Excellence Academy has limited positions available. To be eligible to take part, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • hold a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above
  • be a currently enrolled continuing student
  • have successfully completed a minimum of four courses in your program
  • be making satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Student Academic Progress Procedure
  • have not completed the program in the previous two years
  • complete the application form, including personal statement and supporting documents

The benefits of completing the Leadership Excellence Academy program include:

  • increased confidence to enter the workplace
  • improved employability and development of graduate skills
  • greater sense of leadership in your chosen career path
  • increased motivation for further learning opportunities
  • enhanced relationships with peers

Students who undertake the Academy are also eligible to receive significant points contributions towards the UniSQ Phoenix Award.

Program detail
Time (AEST)
Applications due
Friday 3 March 11:59 PM
March 2023
Notification to all applicants
Monday 6 March
5:00 PM
Online portal opens

Monday 13 March

Orientation workshop - On campus Springfield
Wednesday 15 March
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Academy workshop 1
Tuesday 28 March
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Academy seminar 1
Wednesday 29 March
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
April 2023
Academy workshop 2
Tuesday 18 April
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Academy seminar 2
Wednesday 19 April
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
May 2023
Academy workshop 3
Tuesday 9 May
9:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Academy seminar 3
Wednesday 10 May
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
 Academy workshop 4 Tuesday 30 May 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 Academy seminar 4 Wednesday 31 May 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
July 2023
 Completion workshop and presentations Tuesday 18 July  N/A

Academy participants are required to attend and participate in all elements of the program, including live sessions (sessions are not recorded). Participants are also required to abide by UniSQ's policies when engaging in the online portal.

Applications for the 2023 Leadership Excellence Academy are now open