About the Course

The 10786NAT Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership builds upon existing highly developed leadership skills and works to further develop these key skills and knowledge. It establishes pathways to further education and training, enabling students to aspire to higher levels of responsibility in chosen arenas such as senior roles in workplaces and community organisations. The 10786NAT Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership enables students to achieve the following goals:

  • Learn a broad range of leadership styles and demonstrate their application to a range of different situations and contexts.
  • Become familiar with their own strengths, capabilities and personal communication styles and impact on others.
  • Be provided with opportunities to apply their own leadership skills and course learning and experiences in their professional and personal lives.
  • Develop further knowledge and a practical understanding of how to work collaboratively with others.
  • Apply one’s own leadership vision and values to become a more effective leader.
  • Strengthened and highly effective leadership skills.
  • Strengthened personal confidence and interpersonal communication.

Course Delivery Structure:

  • 12 months maximum duration
  • 14 units
  • 110 hours of face to face training (this may be via video-conferencing in compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements
  • 370 hours of self-paced learning
  • Blended delivery model, small group activities
  • One on one weekly sessions with Program leader

Units of Competency

RIILAT401D Provide leadership in the supervision of Indigenous employees
BSBATSIC412 Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
BSBREL401 Establish networks
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCDE009 Develop and support community leadership  
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 
PUACOM012B Liaise with media at the local level
FWPCOT5208 Build and maintain community relationships
VU22111 Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to develop mentoring skills
VU22121 Investigate government structures & decision-making processes
VU22113 Investigate the influence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history 
VU22102 Complete a basic community project with support

Please note: If you currently work for a government agency or a large NGO with more than 101 employees then under our current contractual arrangements set by the National Indigenous Australian Agency you, or your employer, will need to pay the student contribution fee. 

Please complete the enquiry form below to commence the enrolment process.

2020 course dates

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How do I apply?

To apply for one of the AILC’s courses you will need to fill out the Enquiry Form.

If you have any further questions please email us at [email protected]

Please note: This does not give you an automatic position in to the course.

If you have been found successful you will receive another link to your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.  The LLN assessment is required so that the AILC can provide you with the appropriate assistance throughout the course.


Course Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this course and are deemed competent in all the required units will received a Nationally Recognised qualification.