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Expression of Interest for Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program 2022

The Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program (ACLDP) facilitates career and leadership development for high potential Aboriginal peoples in the NSW public sector who aspire to leadership roles.


The Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program has a strong focus on the intersection between Aboriginal leadership and public sector leadership, and equips participants with the capabilities to be effective people managers and leaders. The 12 month program will commence in February 2022. The program starts with the NSW Government Hogan 360 and includes four individual coaching sessions, the opportunity to learn with your peers and with people leaders from other cohorts. It also includes self-directed modules for you to complete at a time that best suits you.


  1. Please read the detail below to determine your eligibility
  2. Chat with your manager about your interest in applying
  3. Request an application form (link below). Once received, fill out all the required fields
  4. Ask your manager to fill out the manager fields and then send through to the "> by 17th October.

Please note: places are strictly limited and your placement in the program is not guaranteed. Successful nomination into the program will be determined based upon eligibility and merit.

There are 2 streams to the ACLDP, the People Manager Stream for Grades 7/8 – 9/10 (or equivalent) and the Pathway to Senior Executive Stream Grade 11/12 (or equivalent) which prepare participants to transition to senior leadership roles.

Suitable candidates in the People Manager and Pathway to Senior Executive stream include those who are

  • high potential Aboriginal staff who are self-directed, highly motivated and committed 
  • in ongoing employment in substantive roles or minimum 18-month temporary roles from Grades 7/8-9/10 (or equivalent); or
  • in ongoing employment in substantive roles or minimum 18-month temporary 11/12 (or equivalent) roles, and
  • demonstrating leadership capabilities in their current role and want to make a difference in the NSW public sector.

For further details regarding the program please visit the Leadership Academy website.


If you have any queries, please email "> call Jacqui Shepherd on 02 7814 1778. 

Acknowledgement of Country

The NSW AECG Inc. acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of this nation. We also acknowledge past, present and emerging Elders  and the continuation and celebration of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should also be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.