Leaders in Communities Award

Have your extracurricular activities recognised on your Academic Transcript, develop your professional skills and enhance your networks through engaging in community and university volunteering opportunities.

  • This might be a good opportunity for you if …

    You are volunteering on campus, developing your professional skills, or wanting your extracurricular activities added to your transcript. The benefits of undertaking Leaders in Communities Award include:

    • Exploring your career interests and developing networks in the university community
    • Expanding your professional skillset and developing your leadership potential
    • Recognition in the Scholarships and Awards section on your official Academic Transcript
  • What is required of me?

    There are three components required to complete the Leaders in Communities Award:

    Volunteer ventures (40 hours minimum)

    Volunteer with one, or a number of, not-for-profit or community organisations for at least 40 hours over the course of your degree.

    Uni action (20 hours minimum)

    Participate within the University community with a student club or another student-led initiative for at least 20 hours over the course of your degree.

    Professional skills

    Attend four sessions over the course of your degree run by the University or externally which help you to develop your professional and leadership skills.

    Once you have completed each activity, log your hours online and write a 200 word reflective report to demonstrate your experiences and the skills you have developed.

  • How do I get started?

    You can start the Leaders in Communities Award at any time during your degree. You can also include activities that you’ve undertaken in the 24 months prior to formally starting the Award (provided it is post-secondary school).

    1. Register

      Log on to Careers Online and complete the Leaders in Communities registration form.

      Register for Leaders in Communities Award

    2. Reward

      Once you have completed each activity, you will need to log your hours and complete the reflective reports for each section. This will be read by the Leaders in Communities Award team to verify your hours so you can progress through the Award.

    3. Submit

      When you graduate, you will be granted your Leaders in Communities Award.

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  • Who to contact about this option

    For questions relating to the Award or Registration please contact:
    Email: Leaders-Award@unimelb.edu.au

Volunteer, develop, participate: get recognised with LiCA