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Curtin University


The John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) is Curtin University’s prestigious leadership program, delivered through LEC. Participants are selected on the basis that they have the potential to embody John Curtin’s values of Vision, Leadership and Community Service.

“During my time as a JCLA Ambassador, I had the opportunity to learn from team members, facilitators, government officials, volunteer in our projects, and of course the participants of our projects. And a tough JCLA coordinator actually brought me into perspective in organising things. The heights to which my group assumed was impossible to achieve, was reasonably achieved. Through the Blind Campaign in which I was the chairman, the two things I learned that was most valuable to me would be planning and teamwork.JCLA has changed me from different perspectives. I have become more charitable, mature, disciplined, understanding, and more acceptable towards a diversity of views.”

Lim Sze Zhong
JCLA Graduate (Batch 3)

Participation in the JCLA programme enhances the student experience and provides students with a range of opportunities including developing leadership skills, improving employment prospects and the rewarding satisfaction of giving back to the community.

The John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) program is completed over one semester. There is a commitment by all applicants to attend all elements of the program, which includes:

Team-based community project
Participants form small teams and undertake a significant community project for a not-for-profit organisation. The projects have a significant impact in the community and allow students to gain practical experience in teamwork, time and project management, problem solving, conflict resolution, effective decision making, public speaking and self-awareness.

Participants present their achievements and key learning’s to an invited audience of industry leaders, from corporate, government and not-for profit sectors at the JCLA Graduation Ceremony.