Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How many young people can I nominate?
There is no cap on the amount of young leaders you can nominate, however there is no guarantee all nominated young people will attend the program at the same time.

Q.How often are REAL Programs held?
REAL Programs are held 4 times a year, during the school holidays. April, July, September and December.

Q. What is the criteria to nominate a young person for the REAL Program?
For a young person to be eligible for the REAL Program they need to be someone who has leadership attributes and good school attendance.

Q.What is the process to participate in a REAL Program?
Young people must be nominated by a staff member from their school or local community who has daily, or close to daily contact with the young person.
Please nominate young people here:

Q.How old does the young person need to be to participate in the REAL Program?
To nominate a young Person for phase 1 of the REAL Program, they must be 13-15 years old. (Year 9 students will receive preference)

Q.Does the young person need to bring bedding?
Yes. Participants must provide their own sleeping bags

Q. How much does the program cost?
This is a fully funded Program. There are no cost for participants or families.

Q. I have completed phase 1 and want to do phase 2 what do I do?
You will need to complete the Expression of Interest for Phase 2 here:

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