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Vegetable Industry Leadership Program
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Growing Leaders say:

>> Growing Leaders has encouraged me to assert myself and believe in my own opinion
>> Rural Training Initiatives provided opportunity to see and take the next step, take a risk and have a go
>> The workshops showed me how to take a fresh look at my day-to-day operation and my role as a leader and embrace it; to work on my business with confidence by becoming involved in all facets of our family business

Growing Leaders – National Vegetable Industry Leadership Program

Growing Leaders is the leadership platform being delivered through funding from Horticulture Innovation. This is the only national industry specific leadership program for the vegetable industry and has been designed in consultation with the industry. The  program encourages all sectors of the industry including growing, harvesting, processing, extension, exporters, importers, marketing and employees to register interest.

Growing Leaders participants will be involved in a nationally strategic project. Outcomes for participants will focus on personal, business and industry change and management. The content of the program ensures that participants are exposed to handling conflict, effective communication, efficient meetings, high performance team building, managing change and media.


Please note the September dates have changed from the original application form due to confirmation of Parliamentary sitting dates.

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To apply online go to the  Growing Leaders Online Application Link.

or download the relevant documents below

Growing Leaders 2018 Application form word doc

Growing Leaders 2018 Information Sheet


Applications will only be received by completing them online or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close Monday the 15th  of January 2018.



Growing Leaders 2017 Graduates are:


Jamie Alabakas,  Rachel Archbald,  Satish Chand, Tayla Field, Chris Friars,  Kellisha Mahendran, Alexandra Keith, Herman Kemp,   Andrew Moore,

Kaushik Mulukutla,   Sina Niakansafy,    Roslyn Pennings, Kim Phan,  Alexander Russell ,  Lachlan Schreurs, Andrew Shaw ,  Katie Tierney,  Darren Wood


Click here to see the 2017 Growing Leaders Graduates