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National Leadership Industry Leadership Program Graduates say:

>> Rural Training Initiatives encouraged me to accept the leadership responsibility through taking on more challenges and pushing the boundaries
>> The program has helped me develop networks and commence mentoring to enhance my skills
>> NSILP showed me to step back and look at the bigger picture and change my focus because I tend to focus on the smaller picture

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program is the only national industry specific leadership program and was initially designed in consultation with seafood industry people. There are now in excess of one hundred graduates of all ages and from all sectors of the industry including processing, fishing, extension, exporters, importers, marketing, deckhands and employees.

Graduates have gone on to apply their skills to a wide variety of areas including regional network development, regional and state industry association boards and reference committees and effective business management. The Program is designed for people wishing to take up leadership roles within the seafood industry. These roles maybe at a sector level or regional level but participants may also have national and international leadership aspirations.  The focus, however, of the program is for participants to develop an understanding of how to impact constructively, resulting in positive outcomes for the seafood industry nationally.

Funding to deliver the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program is provided by Fisheries Research and Development Corporation on behalf of the Australian Government.

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation



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Expressions of Interest are now open for the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2018:


To apply online go to the  National Seafood Industry Leadership Program Online EOI Application Link


or download the relevant documents below


National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2018 Expression of Interest


National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2018 Information Sheet


and email the application form to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



2017 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 

Graduates are:

Melanie Carrington     Brett Colley

Tiger Davey          Charles David             Meredith Epp

John Ford             Emily Grilly                  Michelle Hansen

Lief Hendrikz        Justin Holgate             Kelly Morgan

James Newman   Robert Redmayne       Daniela Schwarz

Mike Terry             Michael Tropiano        Flora Warrior


Click here to see the 2017 NSILP Graduates