Indigenous Leaders Program

This year-long program equips selected Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with the confidence and skills to lead effectively. The program connects participants with Indigenous leaders and Elders from the local community, and offers a unique international study tour to help develop global skills and experiences.

Participants will:

  • Complete four Leap into Leadership Online skill development modules
  • Attend 4 leadership masterclass events (including 1 regional Victoria visit in May)
  • Gain access to the annual Monash University Student Leadership Summit
  • Benefit from skill development tracking using Student Futures
  • Participate in the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) International Study Tour (late Sept/Oct 2019) to British Columbia, Canada
  • Celebrate their achievements at the end of program graduation ceremony.


The program offers a range of activities and experiences that may help you to:

  • Build and develop an understanding of your personal strengths and leadership qualities
  • Strengthen knowledge of local Aboriginal culture, issues and practices
  • Enhance your ability to affect positive social change
  • Develop a network with other Indigenous students studying at Monash
  • Facilitate your learning from past and present Indigenous leaders.

Completion criteria:

In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must:

  1. Complete the minimum four Leap Into Leadership modules:
    • Module 1 - Goal Achievement: Strategies for Success
    • Module 2 - Communicate with Impact: Make Yourself Heard
    • Module 3 - Personal Brand: Stand Out From The Crowd
    • Module 4 - High-Performing Teams: Work and Win Together
  2. Attend all program events
  3. Volunteer at two Indigenous events throughout the year (ie, Experience Day, Elders Day, Winter Gathering, Annual Reconciliation Lecture).