Cecilia McKenzie is a proud Wiradjuri woman. In addition to being a classically trained vocalist who has performed on multiple stages across Australia, Cecilia works in the community sector as Case Manager and is an effective stakeholder and community engager.

Cecilia is one of the ten AILC Calleo Scholarships offered this year.

We asked Cecilia for her thoughts on her experience studying the Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership with AILC.  Here’s what she had to say.

“The Calleo scholarship has assisted me extensively.  As a busy working sole parent, I would not have personally been able to fund the Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership and therefore without the assistance of this scholarship I would not have been able to engage with the opportunity.  The application process for this scholarship was incredibly streamlined and AILC staff assisted me through the process, which made it very easy.”

“The training was fantastic! The best part being engaging with other Aboriginal students across Australia and having their support and empowerment.  The networking element of the course was hands down the best part of the course!”

“I couldn’t recommend this leadership program more highly to other Aboriginal people. I have certainly developed confidence in myself and my capacity to lead in a cultural context,” said Cecilia.

Scholarships are offered annually and are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People 18 years and older.  Two nationally accredited courses are available within the scholarship program:

  • 10785NAT Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership
  • 10786NAT Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership

 For more information about the AILC’s Leading the Way scholarship program, please visit the Learn With Us page.