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


Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to develop mentoring skills


Investigate government structure and decision-making processes


Investigate the influence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history


Complete a basic community project with support


Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation


Provide leadership in the supervision of Indigenous employees


Liaise with media at a local level


Make presentations


Manage personal health and wellbeing


Build and maintain business relationships


Develop and support community leadership


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work legally and ethically


Build and maintain community relationships

Standard training day schedule

Session 1 - 9am -10:30am                      90 mins

Break - 10:30am - 10:45am                   15 mins

Session 2 - 10:45am - 12:15pm            90 mins

Break - 12:15am - 1:15pm                    60 mins

Session 3 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm               90 mins

Break - 2:45pm -3pm                           15 mins

Session 4 - 3:pm - 4:30pm                   90 mins

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.