The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) is the only national industry-specific leadership program designed in consultation with seafood industry people for people wishing to take up leadership roles within the seafood industry.

Two programs will be delivered in 2023. Affectus will be delivering an In-Person program which will follow the same structure as all previous programs (this program is closed and full).


As a direct result of the success of the first NSILP Online program in 2022, Affectus is again offering an online program - 2023 On-line NSILP.

Applications are open now for the online program and will close on 30 March 2023.

2023 Online NSILP Information

The 2023 Online NSILP will be delivered by Affectus.

The Online program has been developed using the original winning NSILP framework and has been adjusted in response to industry feedback. The virtual learning process will to appeal to participants who prefer the fun and flexibility of online learning. 

2023 In-Person NSILP Information - 

Note - Applications for 2023 IN-PERSON NSILP are CLOSED

2023 In-Person NSILP

Residential #1

14 - 16 March 2023


Residential #2

4 - 6 July 2023


Residential #3

12 - 14 September 2023


Who will be participating?

The program encourages all sectors of the industry. These industries are included in our participant groups this year:

  • Indigenous/traditional fishers
  • recreational fishers
  • aquaculturists
  • commercial fisherspeople involved in the supply and value chain of the Australian seafood industry

NSILP graduates have gone on to apply their skills to a wide variety of areas including:

  • regional network development
  • regional industry association boards
  • state industry association boards
  • reference committees
  • effective business management

For further information about the next National Seafood Industry Leadership Program please contact us.

Program Funder 

The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program is supported by funding from the FRDC on behalf of the Australian Government.