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Curtin University

Applications and selection criteria

Students must demonstrate academic ability, leadership potential and community service.

Selection criteria

A suitable candidate will bring early stage leadership skills and experience to the program. They will also display a willingness to further improve their skills and a commitment to sharing the knowledge gained from the program with others.

The selection process is highly competitive with only 30 students accepted based on their application focusing on the following criteria:

  • Leadership experience
  • Community involvement
  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Personal interests and ambitions
  • Teacher referral.


Student Nomination Form

Download the Student Nomination Form (for parents and school use).

Student Online Application

Complete the online application questionnaire (for student nominee use).

Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions.

Sample Student Application Question Sheet

This Sample Student Application Question Sheet prepares students for the online nomination process.

Entry to the Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program is a two-step nomination process:

  1. Student's school and parent complete the student nomination form
  2. Student completes the online application questionnaire using the password provided by their school.

A successful application will present a student’s dedication to the service of others and outline their motivation to pursue subjects and activities beyond what is provided in the curriculum.

A maximum of two students per school are eligible to be nominated. Approval by parents and school principal or head of year (or equivalent) are required for all student applications.

Applications are now closed. For all enquiries, please contact the SCCYLP program coordinator via email at

Sample application documents are available on the right-hand side, for those wishing to familiarise themselves with the application process.