Applications for DILP 2019 are closed

30 selected participants will take part in this leadership program, designed to enable you to leverage your dual identity, understand your heritage, and build essential leadership skills.


Who are we looking for?

  • Individuals aged between 18-35

  • Completion of VCE (year 12) or equivalent

  • Based in Melbourne or willing to travel

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents

  • Individuals of dual identity 

  • Those interested in the Vietnam War and Vietnamese diaspora


  • To graduate, participants are to attend 70% of sessions.

  • Attendance at the opening leadership camp is required.

  • Potential candidates are shortlisted by members of the Steering Committee through an online application process. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to partake in an interview. All candidates will be notified of outcomes via email.

  • Sessions run roughly fortnightly.

  • Evening sessions are held between 6pm - 8pm in Melbourne CBD.


  • Working professionals | $300

  • Students | $100

  • This includes accommodation for the leadership retreat at Ramada Resort.

Any questions?

Send an email to and we will quickly respond to you.


Tom’s experience

"I was given the opportunity to connect with my cultural heritage, to learn about the reasons behind our diaspora. I was given the opportunity to raise awareness about contemporary social issues in today's society.”

- Tom Nguyen was a participant in DILP 2017.

“The world of work is rapidly changing and equipping young people with the skills, networks and a sense of purpose is critical to developing the next generation of leaders across all sectors and society. The DILP plays a significant role in facilitating the personal and professional development of their participants to best engage and succeed in whatever they wish to pursue.”
— Benson Saulo (Indigenous Leader)