What’s the role?

We are looking for the next generation of leaders in the region to build governance leadership capabilities in South West Victoria.

Wannon Water, South West TAFESouth West HealthcareUnited Way GlenelgBrophy Family and Youth Services and Western Victoria Primary Health Network have partnered with The Observership Program to offer a unique opportunity to gain unprecedented access and experience to the inner workings of a governance body for 12 months – while receiving training from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Ethics Centre.

View The Observership FAQ for more details.

To apply, you need to:

  • Be based in South West Victoria
  • Be aged between 25 and 45 years old.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Have either no prior board experience or little or no formal governance training.
  • Have a passion for the NFP sector and want to make a valuable contribution to south west regional communities while learning about board governance.
  • Have capacity and support to attend all board meetings and 10+ training sessions throughout 2025.

Application process

Apply directly via The Observership Program website between 1 July and 31 July 2024.

You’ll need to upload a current CV. There’s a $50 administration fee as part of the application.

If you are shortlisted, you’ll need to:

  • Undertake an interview with The Observership Program during September 2024.
  • Undertake an interview with the participating boards between 1 October and 22 December 2024. 


Refer to The Observership Program’s website and FAQs for further information.

Enquiries can be made to Courtney Mathew, Board Secretary on 1300 926 666.