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Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd (ACHM) & Carey Training Pty Ltd

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details:

Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd (ACHM)
Assoc. Professor Neale Draper
CEO & Principal Heritage Consultant
Phone: 08 8340 9566
Mobile: 0408 657 544
Carey Training Pty Ltd
Paul Brock
Phone: 08 8410 2540
ASQA No. 140100
Registered Training Organisation: Carey Training Pty Ltd (formerly AWC Training) is an Indigenous owned and operated RTO, ACHM is not an RTO
Training provided in: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and Torres Strait, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Training provided

Non-accredited training delivered
  • Principles of cultural heritage management (Burra Charter basics)
  • Legislation
  • Management planning - process & key steps
  • Developing conservation and management strategies
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Recording oral history
  • Mapping skills and techniques
  • Caring for cultural heritage objects and remains
  • Setting up consultations about heritage with appropriate stakeholders
  • Assessing significance
  • Identifying management issues
  • Identifying and recording evidence of threats and deterioration
  • Identifying and describing cultural materials
  • Monitoring cultural places
  • Using databases to manage cultural information
  • CHM monitoring programs by Traditional Owners for ground-disturbing work in mining and construction projects.
  • Indigenous cultural tourism: Development of cultural heritage site interpretation material and site management and protection programs; and associated training.

Accredited courses

Training packageUnit title Unit code
Certificate I in Tourism
(Australian Indigenous Culture)

Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work and Indigenous Land Management

Conservation and Land Management
- Diploma
Intepret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture SITTGDE101
Certificate III & IV in Guiding
Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work

Conservation and Land Management
- Certificate IV

Certificate II, III and IV
- Outdoor Education

Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments SITTGDE309
Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures SITTGDE306
Resources and Infrastructure
Industry Training Package
Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns RIIENV201A


ACHM and Carey Training trainers are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous, deliver training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and trainers are experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.


The team's relevant qualifications and experience:

Approximately 30 other qualified and experienced professional staff work with Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd (ACHM), with qualifications and experience in archaeology, anthropology, GIS, cultural heritage management, all of whom have experience working with Aboriginal communities.

Carey Training also has qualified trainers with experience in delivering a wide range of training courses specifically for Indigenous people.

Training experience

Assoc. Professor Neale Draper has been involved in cultural heritage management practice and teaching for over 30 years, and ACHM has been providing cultural heritage management GIS services for over 14 years. ACHM has undertaken over 1,300 projects throughout Australia, all conducted in conjunction with Indigenous communities, organisations and involving joint heritage surveys and assessments, site recording, Cultural Heritage Management Plans, ground disturbance/construction monitoring, heritage compliance audits and site protection works. Every project has a cultural heritage training and mentoring aspect, with two-way learning.

ACHM consultants have Australia-wide and international experience working and cross-training with Indigenous people on cultural heritage management projects, and Draper, Sutherland, and others also have extensive experience in accredited university teaching of cultural heritage-related courses for Indigenous people and tutoring for Indigenous students.

Current (2013) ACHM projects include a cultural heritage management training and capacity building program for Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, Karratha, WA, and assistance to Kokatha Pty Ltd (Port Augusta, SA) to develop a cultural awareness training package.

Carey Training has provided accredited Indigenous training courses since its registration in 2002. The focus of Carey's portfolio is on the business management, mining, resources and construction industries. Carey's training activity is delivered following consultation with the communities and is based around infrastructure projects and other activities nominated by them. This includes the Carey joint training and workforce developments projects in WA's Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest, and Goldfields regions, which include substantial components of direct relevance to cultural heritage management (see course list). Carey Training is a specialist Indigenous training company, which provides many advantages for Indigenous community clients in the delivery of culturally and socially appropriate programs designed to maximise successful outcomes.

Recent experience

Australian Cultural Heritage Management has delivered cultural heritage management training to Indigenous groups within the last 12 months (valid at June 2013).

PLEASE NOTE: The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers is provided for information only. The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities does not endorse or recommend any listed training provider on the Register or warrant that any providers are suitable or appropriately qualified. Organisations should conduct their own procurement processes before choosing or engaging a trainer. Information on the Register is as provided by the listed training providers.

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