Customised Indigenous leadership training

In 2024, we are focussing on leadership training customised for organisations. We are working with large companies and small community-run organisations to build their leadership capacity. Email us today if we can help your organisation. Read more

Christmas message

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all our students, clients, sponsors and supporters. The AILC office will be closed from 3pm Friday 22 December, reopening 9am Monday 8 January 2024. Read more

Partnering with Wesfarmers

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2023 Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program. Read more

CEO update November 2023

Robyn Forester reflects on the October Referendum result and with greater resolve, looks to the future work of the AILC. Read more

Partnership with First Circles

This year the AILC partnered with the NT Government to deliver leadership training in the First Circles Program. Read more about the program and feedback from Mparntwe participants. Read more

Together we will create change

The AILC team is deeply disappointed by the outcome of the national referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, 14 October 2023. However, we know there is strength and determination amongst our students and alumni to continue to create positive change for our mob, both locally and nationally. This strength fuels our passion for Indigenous leadership education and development. Read more

Planning for our future

On 8 and 9 August, the AILC team came together at HQ on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, for a 2-day planning workshop. We are so excited for the future of AILC! Read more

CEO update July 2023

Latest news and views from the CEO's desk. Read more

Indigenous leadership training for your organisation

The AILC is unique among registered training organisations (RTOs) in Australia in that we are governed and managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. Read more

Yes to the Voice

The AILC board supports a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming national referendum for the Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First Peoples. Read more

Leadership partners

The AILC is proud to be partnering with the Northern Land Council to deliver leadership and mentoring training to Council staff. This partnership is helping the NLC provide a supportive environment for trainees, graduates and other early career participants. Read more

CEO update April 2023

Latest news and views from the CEO's desk. Read more

Callout for scholarship sponsors

Your organisation can make a difference to the lives of aspiring Indigenous leaders! Help fund the AILC's highly successful Leading the Way Scholarship Program to support emerging Indigenous leaders in the communities in which you operate. Read more

Vale Russell Taylor, founder AILC

Sadly, on 8 April 2023, AILC's founding father, Russell Taylor AM, passed away peacefully after a long illness. We pay tribute to his many achievements and tireless commitment to advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for over four decades. Read more

Calleo Indigenous supporting leadership education

Specialist human resources company Calleo Indigenous is partnering with the AILC to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander emerging leaders an opportunity to further their skills and knowledge through education. Calleo are offering up to ten scholarships per year for study in one of the AILC's accredited leadership courses. Read more

Partnership with Shell Australia

This exciting new partnership will deliver leadership and governance training in Shell's Queensland and Western Australia areas of operation. The programs will be co-designed with communities and delivered by AILC trainers over the next three years. 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 generous scholarship sponsors. The 2023 program has 16 scholarships available for Certificate II and IV in Indigenous Leadership. Read more

CEO Update August 2021

Like so many, I am currently living in lockdown on Ngunnawal Country.  This past fortnight I have drawn inspiration and joy from our Paralympians.  Especially the achievements of four athletes who are not only winning medals but are also breaking records Read more