Clinton is a Canberra-based trainer in the AILC’s accredited courses: Certificate II and IV in Indigenous Leadership.

Clinton has been a trainer with the AILC since 2017. 

Clinton is also a proud AILC Alumni member, with a Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership and Certificate IV in Leadership and Mentoring.  Clinton has been a qualified trainer/assessor for the VET sector for many years, with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Like his professional roles, his qualifications are diverse as well, including a Certificate IV in Community Activities, Diploma of Business and is now currently studying his Bachelor of Arts – Psychology.  

Clinton has had many years’ experience in delivering accredited training and prides himself on his ability to design and implement programs which are relevant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Clinton’s training and facilitation style has put him in a valued position amongst his peers and is a much sought-after trainer.  Some of his achievements include ACT Trainer of the Year Award (2008), Runners Up – Australian Training of the Year Award (2008), AIM Young Indigenous Manager of the Year Award (2009), NAB Schools First Award (2010) and the ACT VET in Schools Award (2010), and Runners Up – APS Diversity Award – 2017. 

About Clinton

I identify as a Wirdajuri/Ngunnawal man, born and raised in Canberra.  I am a father of a 19 year old daughter and a 9 month year old son.  Family and community mean a lot to me.  I believe that education is vital in contributing to stronger and healthier communities.  I love my rugby league and follow the West Tigers – Go the Tiges!

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach right around the country through the AILC and my consultancy business, National Indigenous Training Employment Solutions (NITES).  I specialise in building cultural capability within the private and public sector as well as building capability within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

What I enjoy most about the AILC’s courses is meeting new people from all over Australia and being able to assist individuals in their leadership journeys.

My advice to people thinking about starting a leadership course is to recognise that we are all leaders in some shape or form.  But, the challenge is to identify the leadership qualities in ourselves as well as in others, then using this insight to influence positive outcomes. Also, good leaders understand that their leadership journey never ends.  We are always learning and should not be afraid of stepping out of our comfort zone in order to grow.  Don’t die with the music in you (Wayne Bennett)