The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre is proud to be partnering with the Northern Land Council (NLC) to deliver the Certificate IV Leadership & Mentoring to NLC staff. This program is an important part of the Council's Education and Employment Pathways strategy designed to support employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work at the NLC. This training program was tailored by AILC for NLC managers who directly support or supervise trainees or graduates. The program is also open for staff who want to build their leadership and mentoring skills to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and broader constituents.

2022/2023 course

AILC trainer, Timmy Duggan, delivered the course 'in-house' to 24 NLC staff during 2022 and 2023.   Throughout the program he challenged participants to think differently and apply their skills with courage. The program has ongoing support from the NLC’s Learning and Development team who themselves provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to participants. 

Participant feedback

Doing the Cert IV Mentoring and Leadership course has given me the skills to apply and implement when mentoring colleagues through work and life experiences. I enjoyed the challenges that Mentoring and Leadership bring to my work. I like being able to listen, give feedback, encourage and support staff and this is an important part of a Mentor/Mentee relationship. Working together we have grown our wealth of knowledge and experiences to be able to deliver and mentor staff to succeed in their working and personal goals in life. Mary, Cultural Advisor, Caring for Country (NLC) and Cert IV Graduate.

The knowledge and skills our staff learned in this program are not just for NLC work – they are very transferrable and can be applied in any workplace or community setting, particularly for someone with seniority or lots of experience and knowledge to share with someone less experienced or confident. Anita, Senior Learning & Development Business Partner (NLC) and Cert IV Graduate.

Together the AILC and NLC are building talent and leadership for the future.