Leading the Way is a new scholarship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a partnership between the Domino’s Give for Good program and the AILC.

The Leading the Way program offers six scholarships covering the cost for a Certificate IV or Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership with the AILC.   

The scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants over 18 years and is offered nationally.

The Certificate IV and Certificate II include 14 and 8 Units of Competency respectively. Courses are delivered in four blocks over four months.  The training blocks cover the practical activities and theory of leadership.  Courses may be delivered online, face-face or in a combination of both forms of learning.

Each block is delivered over three consecutive days either face-face or in a virtual classroom.  Remaining assessment requirements are to be completed outside of the blocks, in the student's own time.

“The AILC is so important because it brings our people together, to learn and share. I’d love to see other students, like myself, use the AILC as a launch pad for a bright and empowering future. It’s about connection, culture and a safe environment for our people to learn and strengthen”  Senator Lidia Thorpe, AILC alumnus.

Further information and how to apply

To apply for one of the six scholarships, please fill out the Leading the Way Application Form for the course you wish to apply for:

Leading the Way Application Form Certificate IV.

Leading the Way Application Form Certificate II.

Once you have completed the form, email [email protected]

For further information call Charlie Jia on 0438635359, or download the Leading the Way information package.

Follow these links for further information about the AILC's Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership and Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership.

Applications close on Friday October 22, 2021


Will I be notified that my application has been received?

Yes. You will be notified by email when your online application has been successfully submitted.

How are applications assessed?

Applicants must complete the attached application form that includes a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment.

Successful applicants are selected by the AILC and Give for Good.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers the course fee.

Conditions of scholarship

Recipients will be asked to give feedback and participate in a student profile and media opportunities.

Can I defer my scholarship offer?

Yes, if there are extenuating circumstances the AILC will consider deferring your scholarship.