Because of the way in which the program’s learning opportunities are structured, attendance and participation in program sessions is of critical importance.

Accordingly, when accepting a position on the program, participants undertake to attend the opening, mid-year and closing residential retreats and to attend the equivalent of at least seven out of eight linking sessions. Failure to meet the participation requirement may jeopardise the ability of a participant to graduate from the program.

The dates of the 2018 program are provided below so that you and your employer can consider your ability to meet the attendance requirements before deciding to submit an application for the program.

As the TLP is a state-wide program with participants drawn from all over Tasmania, events are held at a variety of venues and locations across the State.

Locations are chosen based on their relevance to the topic being considered and a number of specific site visits or tours will be included in the schedule of events to provide a diversity of learning experiences and context for the discussions held as part of other events.

The 2019 program dates will be released in early 2018, please use the date structure below to give you an indication of what the program dates will look like in 2019.

Program component

2018 Dates


 Opening Residential Thursday February 8 – Sunday February 11 Strahan
 Linking Session 1 Friday March 16 – Saturday March 17 Hobart
 Linking Session 2 Thursday April 5 – Friday April 6 Burnie
 Linking Session 3 Friday May 18 – Saturday May 19 Hobart
 Linking Session 4 Friday June 15 – Saturday June 16 Launceston
 Mid-Year Residential Thursday July 26 – Sunday July 29 Cradle Mountain
 Linking Session 5 Friday August 17 – Saturday August 18 Launceston
 Linking Session 6 Friday September 14 – Saturday September 15 Hobart
 Linking Session 7 Friday October 19 – Saturday October 20 Launceston
 Linking Session 8 Friday November 9 – Saturday November 10 Hobart
 Closing Residential Friday November 30 – Sunday December 2 Freycinet
Note that the Linking Session dates and locations may change. Final dates and session topics will be provided to successful applicants at the time of offer.