During 2024, the AILC is focussing on delivering customised Indigenous leadership training for organisations.

We are working with small, community-run enterprises and large corporations across Australia.

With a mix of online and face-to-face training, we can deliver in any state or territory.

Our strengths are our experienced and skilled training team, and the leadership learning resources we have built up over 21 years.

We are passionate about building Indigenous leadership skills and knowledge across all aspects of Australian life. The achievements of our students and alumni bring us great pride and inspiration!

Customised training 

We have established a successful customised training model that brings cultural safety into the corporate environment. 

The customised leadership courses we deliver may be accredited, or not and are designed to meet the needs of your organisation and employees.

Below is information on 3 of our most recent partnerships:

First Circles

The First Circles Leadership Program is an NT Government program designed to help mentor and support Aboriginal emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.


In 2023 the AILC partnered with the NT Government to deliver leadership training on Mparntwe Country (Alice Springs) and Larrakia Country (Darwin).

The program provides an opportunity for participants to directly engage with members of the NT Cabinet, where matters impacting Aboriginal people and our Communities are discussed and local solutions presented.

A participant in the August 2023 leadership workshop we held on Mparntwe Country had this to say about the session:

"Workshop was excellent. I have learned new things and the facilitator (Charlie) was very respectful and professional. I enjoyed the workshop very much, thank u".

It is so rewarding to have feedback like this from our students.


Indigenous Marathon Project

The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) is a six-month health, wellbeing, and leadership journey. The Project uses running to change lives and provide a renewed sense of empowerment, purpose, and pride.

The AILC works with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation to deliver the accredited education component of the Program. 

Each year, 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 18-30 are selected to train for the biggest marathon in the world in November, the New York City Marathon. 

Squad members meet at set times throughout the year to participate in a week-long camp, which consists of meeting inspirational leaders, participating in an official running event and completing an education component – before final selection into the squad that will run the New York City Marathon. 

Education is a compulsory part of the Program, and all squad members are required to complete the Certificate IV in Leadership and Health Promotion delivered by the AILC.

Members of the squad push their physical and mental boundaries to a new level. 

Using their skills, knowledge and qualifications, IMP graduates become healthy lifestyle leaders and return to their communities as agents of change, inspiring and encouraging people in their communities to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.

Since 2010, there are now 132 IMP graduates who have run a marathon and become change-makers within their communities.

Shell Australia

The AILC and Shell Australia joined forces to support leaders and emerging leaders in a three-year program to deliver leadership and governance education to Traditional Owner groups in Shell’s Queensland and Western Australia areas of operation.

The Supporting First Nations Peoples Leadership and Governance Program is delivered by the AILC and works with communities to identify their needs, aspirations and priorities.  Then our trainers deliver a co-designed range of educational activities.

Empowering communities to decide on what they need in order to support and meet their educational aspirations is an exciting piece of work that the AILC is proud to be a part of.

Contact us

If your organisation is seeking to partner with an experienced Indigenous leadership training provider, email us at [email protected].