About the Program

The Active Citizenship Leadership Program provides an opportunity for up to 25 emerging leaders (18 years +) from Victoria’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to develop their leadership skills, capabilities, and confidence to champion active participation in the democratic process within their communities.  

This highly interactive learning program will include working on collaborative community projects, listening to guest speakers sharing their active citizenship experiences, and access to an extensive network of peers and supporters. The program content is a mix of leadership-related learning, hands-on skills for community engagement, and active citizenship program content.  

Participants will be equipped to champion community awareness and engagement in the 2022 State election.  

Opportunities to apply to join the Victorian Electoral Commission as a casual Democracy Ambassador will be provided at the end of the program. Democracy Ambassadors deliver electoral information to communities before election events. Please note that employment cannot be guaranteed.  

Program Dates

The program will be held in 2022. The program consists of five weekend (Saturdays) program days and the program graduation. The program is planned to be delivered face-to-face and will be held in the Melbourne CBD. However, the program may be held using Zoom if COVID-19 restrictions require.

Program Dates 

Program Day One   Saturday 5 February 2022  10.00 am – 5.00 pm  
Program Day Two  Saturday 12 March 2022  10.00 am – 5.00 pm 
Program Day Three  Saturday 9 April 2022  10.00 am – 5.00 pm 
Program Day Four  Saturday 7 May 2022  10.00 am – 5.00 pm  
Program Day Five  Saturday 4 June 2022  10.00 am – 5.00 pm 
Program Graduation  Wednesday 8 June 2022   Evening (Time TBC) 

How to Apply

Applications for the program are now open – applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 22 November 2021. 

To apply for the program, please complete and submit the online application form by Monday 22 November 2021.  

  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a program information session on Tuesday 23 November 2021.   
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a program interview on Zoom on Thursday 2 or  Friday 3 December 2021.   
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Monday 13 December 2021.  

 If you are selected for the  program, you will be asked to sign an agreement to commit to:  

  • attending all program days and events (minimum requirement for successful completion is 80% attendance).  
  • meeting all the program requirements including pre-program readings and preparation, group project work, and contributing to program activities.  
  • actively participating in yours and other participants’ learning and development.  
  • complete all evaluation activities.  

Accessibility and Inclusion

The program will be held at a fully accessible central Melbourne location that is close to public transport, the venue will have both a prayer room and room for mothers. All program catering will be considered based on the cultural requirements within the program group.  

Additional supports and considerations will be made to ensure that all participants can fully participate in the program.  

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The Active Citizenship Leadership Program is supported by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Leadership Victoria Privacy Policy The collection and storage of the following information are solely for the purpose of the selection and recruitment process for the Active Citizenship Leadership Program. Leadership Victoria (LV) is committed to treating the personal information we collect in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). This Privacy Policy sets out how Leadership Victoria handles personal information. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for LV employees in dealing with privacy considerations. 

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