The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) courses unlock opportunities for Indigenous people of all ages to develop their careers and expand the ways they contribute to the community.

Based in Canberra, the AILC takes programs across the country to deliver them where they are most needed and remain a not-for-profit company owned and controlled by Indigenous Australians.

The AILC offers accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership and Mentoring, and non-accredited short courses in specific leadership skills and diversity mentoring.

Our courses and assessment tasks allow for a wide range of skill sets, learning styles, interests and preferred means of cultural expression.

Indigenous people are able to attend most of our courses at no cost, thanks to sponsorship from government departments, companies and not-for-profit organisations.

We welcome donations from members of the public who recognise the critical importance of Indigenous leadership to create a more equitable future for all Australians.

Our Vision

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to excel in leadership for the benefit of all Australians.


To empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through unique educational opportunities to be inspirational leaders of today and tomorrow.

AILC Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Enterprise

Our staff

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Our Trainers

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Our Board

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Our Logo

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