Are you or someone you know ready to become a future leader in the Australian Beef Industry? If so, the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) is providing a unique opportunity for six individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are involved in the beef supply chain. They can attend a one-week program focused on rural leadership at the Marcus Oldham College located in Geelong, Victoria. This program is designed to develop the skills and qualities necessary to excel as a leader in the industry.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 21-40 years in the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen.
  • Preference will be given to those in or going into the Australian Beef Industry.

Conditions of applications

  • Applicants must be available to attend the course Sunday 14th May to Friday 19th May this year.
  • Applicants who previously attended the Marcus Oldham Leadership Course in this or any other capacity are ineligible for this scholarship.

Administration of scholarship

  • ABIF will be offering financial support for your attendance at Marcus Oldham College.
  • ABIF will form a panel of independent local people to assess the applications.
  • Panel members must not be related by family or employment to the applicants.

Selection process

  • Applications will be strictly confidential.
  • Assessment of all criteria will provide information toward selection.
  • If it is the opinion of the selection panel that no suitable application is received, the scholarship will not be awarded.
  • The decision of the panel will be final, and a majority ruling applies.

Selection criteria–please limit responses to approx. 250 words.

  1. History of education and/or employment.
  2. Explain how this course would be useful in your current and/or future work plans.
  3. How can you see yourself using the skills learnt in this course to benefit the beef industry, and/or its people and /or your community?
  4. Any other information about yourself you think we should know about to help your application.

Additional information:

  1. Name:
  2. Date of birth:
  3. Copy of proof of Australian residency: (birth certificate, passport etc.)
  4. Phone number:
  5. Email address:
  6. Current postal and living address:
  7. Current employer’s name and work address:

Details of the program are available

If you would like to discuss the opportunity please call John Gunthorpe,Chairman of ABIF on 0400 403 456. Closing date: COB Friday 7th April 2023

All applicants will be advised of the outcome so that arrangements can be made.