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

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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Latest news

  • Wiyi Yani U Thangani

    The AILC is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Report and project. The report, released in December 2020, is the first time since 1986 that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls have been consulted as a collective about our rights, needs and aspirations. Read more

  • Leading the Way Scholarship Program

    Leading the Way is a scholarship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a partnership between the AILC and our Scholarship Sponsors (see below). The 2023 program has 16 scholarships available for Certificate II and IV in Indigenous Leadership. Read more