Application

To apply, please complete and submit the Registration Of Interest Form. This will take you directly to the Online & Downloadable Application Forms.

Please note: the online form does not save part way through the process, so you need to complete in one sitting. Make sure you have a copy of your notes in case you need to start over or download a form to complete off line.

Applications for 2019 scholarships open on 1 June 2018.

Applications close on: Monday 15 October 2018 (for Course 1) and Monday 18 March 2019 (for Course 2).

Eligibility

To complete the application requirements, you must:

• Complete all sections of the application form – please provide as much information about who you are, your motivation for doing the programme and where you hope it will take you (goals).

• Attach a clearly named passport photo

• Provide the name and contact details of two referees – these should be people who have worked with you and can reflect on your personal and leadership strengths and aspirations

Selection Process

Step One

Participants for each course are carefully selected to ensure a mix of industry sectors, gender, age, geographic location and leadership experience to maximise the ‘melting pot’ of participants.

Step Two

Referees will be contacted in some cases to gain more understanding of motivation and fit for the programme.

Step Three

Successful applicants are advised of the outcome of their application at least two months prior to the start date of the programme applied for. On offer of place, acceptance will have to be received within 5 – 7 days to confirm place.

Unsuccessful
Applicants

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified after the offers have been made to successful applicants and all places are filled i.e. 5-7 days after offers have been made.

Unsuccessful applicants who meet the entry criteria are recommended to reapply for a position on the next scheduled/preferred course and are usually given first consideration. 

Non acceptance of a place on the course applied for does not mean the individual is unsuitable or less suitable but may be due to the mix of applicants and number of applicants from the same sector.

Application Costs

The programme is kept to a minimum cost through the generous support of our industry partners who are investing in leadership development across the agri-food sector.

The six-month full course fee is $4,900 plus GST. 

To complete the application requirements, you must:

• Complete all sections of the application form – please provide as much information about who you are, your motivation for doing the programme and where you hope it will take you (goals).

• Attach a clearly named passport photo

• Provide the name and contact details of two referees – these should be people who have worked with you and can reflect on your personal and leadership strengths and aspirations

Note: The course fee must be paid one month prior to the course commencement. An invoice will be sent
In special circumstances an alternative payment schedule may be agreed to.

Once accepting a place on the course, a cancellation fee will apply. Click here to view our Cancellation Policy.

Other Costs

Travel

Participants are responsible to make their own travel arrangements to attend the residential phases in Lincoln and Wellington.
Dates are confirmed well in advance to enable early air bookings.

Accommodation

Residentials are an important component of the group building activities and it is expected that all participants live and work together for the duration of these phases.

a) Lincoln Accommodation 

This is in the Halls of Residence. Payment is invoiced with course fee or payable before each phase.
• Phase 1 = 8 nights B&B @ $80 plus GST – $640
• Phase 3 = 3 nights B&B @ $80 plus GST – $240
(Additional nights can be booked to meet travel requirements)

b) Wellington Accommodation 

This is booked at a medium level hotel at a special rate and can be single or twin share basis. The room rate is no more than $160 plus GST.

Payment

An invoice with detailed information is issued upon acceptance of place on the course.