The National Indigenous Legal Advocacy Courses (NILAC) are a series of nationally accredited training courses which aim to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with the competency and skills to work in a legal environment and to understand their human rights.
An important outcome of the NILAC program is to improve the legal skills, capacity and training opportunities for Indigenous people, in response to Recommendation 212 of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Three qualifications can be offered to students who enrol in institutions licensed to deliver the courses:
a) Certificate III in National Indigenous Legal Advocacy: This provides students with competency in general office and administrative duties in a legal environment;
b) Certificate IV in National Indigenous Legal Advocacy: This provides students with the skills to work as Indigenous Legal Advocates or as Field Officers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services; and
c) Diploma of National Indigenous Legal Advocacy: This provides students with skills in office administration and management, and detailed knowledge of legal matters necessary to work as a Senior Field Officer or Senior Indigenous Legal Advocate in a law related workplace.