The 52880WA Certificate IV in Leadership and Mentoring is designed to develop the leadership and mentoring skills of people who work with and/or support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This course is designed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are in a position to provide mentoring to an Indigenous colleague, a team of Indigenous employees, up-and-coming managers or supervisors, and community members.

The course explores different types of mentoring styles, effective communication as a leader, and how mentoring will help develop your own, and in turn others', knowledge and skills. 

We also will look at the influence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history and its influence on the workplace environment. Students will consider cultural sensitivities, cultural values and protocols as well as communication methods, roles and responsibilities, building relationships, planning and goal setting.

This accredited course assists students to improve their confidence and take on a range of leadership and mentoring opportunities in a culturally appropriate and safe learning environment.

 Course Delivery Structure 

  • 12 months maximum duration
  • 8 Units
  • 132 hours of face to face training (this may be via video conferencing in compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements)
  • 185 hours or self-paced learning
  • Blended delivery model, small group activities
  • One on one weekly session with Program Leader

 Units of Competency 


Mange own professional development


Analyse mentoring principles 


Mentor others


Evaluate workplace ethics


Communicate effectively as a workplace leader




Provide leadership in the supervision of Indigenous employees


Maintain & protect cultural values in the organisation


Build and maintain community relationships


Build and maintain business relationships


Manage personal health and wellbeing


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


Students who have completed the 10786NAT Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership will be eligible for credit transfers of 3 corresponding competencies.


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 an Enquiry Form.

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.