Leadership and professional development

Curtin offers a range of leadership development opportunities to help you learn valuable skills, boost your employability and get you involved in university life and the community.

With a foundation in the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, these opportunities vary from introductory leadership programs to get you started, through to intensive real-world experiences. This means that no matter what stage of leadership development you are at, there will be an opportunity to suit you.


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Begin your leadership development

Not sure where to start? We have opportunities available to help you learn foundational leadership skills and concepts, while boosting your employability and exposing you to further development opportunities. Introductory leadership opportunities include:

Design Your Curtin Experience


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Grow your leadership potential

These programs will immerse you in group projects, workshops and activities that will extend your leadership development through experiential learning and social impact. Developmental leadership opportunities include:

CBS High Achievers

John Curtin Leadership Academy

Leadership in Sport

Student Ambassadors


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Advance your leadership skills

Geared toward emerging leaders who have already shown a passion for making change, these opportunities will enable you to further enhance your leadership skills, build your networks, and have a positive impact on your communities. Advanced leadership opportunities include:

Stanford University Summer International Honours Program


Professional development

Enhance your skills and employability through our leadership and community programs.