Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Executive Fellows Program scholarships now open!

The Queensland Government is committed to enabling a high-performing, innovative and future-focused sector, capable of making a positive difference to all Queenslanders. The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) encourages Queensland public sector leaders to build their leadership capability though participation in their two flagship programs:

  • Executive Fellows Program (EFP)
  • Executive Master of Public Administration (scholarships awarded and registrations now closed.)

1. Executive Fellows Program

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) is a multi-module program for executives and chief executives to develop new leadership, management and relationship skills, in particular, the capacity to work across boundaries in a highly interactive online setting while exploring contemporary issues.

The 2021 program will be delivered online and participants will:

  • benefit from lively, interactive online sprints and offline reflection (which can be done at their own pace)
  • have access to renowned academics and senior public sector practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and beyond.

Who is it for

  • Senior executives (SES3 and above or equivalent) and chief executives


  • $21,000 (excl. GST)

Dates and module topics

Date Topic
20–22 April Orientation
5–7 May Module 1: Leading self and others
25–27 May Module 2: Leading the organisation
15 June Check-in and looking ahead to Module 3
24–25 June Module 3: Systems leadership 

How to apply

Agency-funded applications

To apply for an agency-funded placement, you will need to:

ANZSOG will assess and confirm successful applications by mid/late April 2020.

Scholarship applications for 2021

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is offering four funded scholarships for EFP in 2021. These scholarships are only available to Leadership Board departments, with each department invited to nominate one candidate for scholarship consideration.

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to:

  • talk to your senior leader or HR unit, in the first instance
  • confirm that you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria and entry requirements
  • submit your scholarship application form (DOCX, 639 KB) and supporting documentation to your HR unit for review.

Your HR unit may then work with your department’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Director-General to:

  • review all scholarship applications and submit one application to PSC for scholarship consideration.
  • email selected scholarship application to by COB, Thursday 1 April 2021.

A panel of Directors’-General will then assess all applications based on the:

  • personal statement in the application form addressing your motivations for undertaking the program and desired learning outcomes.
  • current public service level or grade, and level of experience.

The PSC will notify the Leadership Board of the four scholarship placements in mid-April, with ANZSOG to confirm registration into the program in late April 2021.

For more information on the scholarship process, please email the Public Service Commission or the ANZSOG program manager.

2. Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is a two-year postgraduate program. It is designed to equip program leaders and executives (e.g. AO8 to SES 2 levels or equivalent) as per the Leadership competencies for Queensland role profiles, with the leadership, management and policy skills needed in today’s public sector.


EMPA program fee (subject to change):

  • $45,000 (inc GST) per participant.

How to apply

Agency-funded applications

Visit the ANZSOG website for more information and upcoming registration dates.

For more information, please contact the PSC or the relevant program manager at ANZSOG.