We believe in the future of our people, and giving Indigenous people more opportunities to lead in every aspect of Australian life.

Gala Dinner

NEW DATE: 13 AUGUST 2022. The AILC will mark twenty-one years of service with a Gala Dinner at the beautiful National Museum of Australia, Ngunnawal Country. Alumni, supporters, staff and friends are all invited to join us in celebrating Indigenous Leadership in Australia and the contribution so many have made to the AILC's work.




Tickets: From $150.00

Author: Monica Lindemann

Location: National Museum of Australia,,

Our history

This year, 2021, the AILC celebrates 20 years of service. Learn more about how it all started and the visionary leaders who worked so hard to establish a leadership program run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

This training is for adults who live, or work with Aboriginal people at risk of experiencing mental distress. This training can enable participants to feel more confident in identifying mental illnesses and providing initial ‘mental health first aid’ whilst supporting someone to access appropriate help.


Author: Monica Lindemann

Our Impact
An independent KPGM review of AILC course and outcomes found:


Of graduates of AILC accredited programs went on to receive a promotion


Said they felt they were better leaders after taking the course


Average increase in income upon graduation from an AILC course

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