BCA National Training Group
Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers
|Non-accredited training delivered|
|Training package||Unit title||Unit code|
Conservation & Land
- Certificate III
Indigeous Land Management
- Certificate III
|Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge||AHCILM302A|
Conservation & Land
|Manage restoration of cultural places||AHCILM503A|
|Develop a management plan for a designated area||AHCLPW501A|
|Implement natural and cultural resource management plans||AHCLPW505A|
|Conservation & Land Management|
- Advanced Diploma
|Review land management plans and strategies||AHCBUS602A|
BCA National Training Group trainers are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
The BCA National Training Group trainers have the following relevant qualifications and experience:
Geoff Simpson: Certificate IV Conservation & Land Management. Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Relevant experience: seven years in natural resource management (NRM) with the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) undertaking roles including:
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage training to CMA, University, Wentworth Group and other Government stakeholders
- Planning, project management, implementation, reporting and facilitation of $5 million worth of works and on ground projects for Aboriginal people integrating Aboriginal cultural heritage
- Integrating cultural heritage planning into on-ground works
- Cultural heritage training and documentation
- Fran Bodkin: Qualified teacher, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Bachelor degree with majors in environmental sciences, geomorphology, cartography, climatology and marine studies, Postgraduate Diploma of Environmental Studies, PhD on medicinal uses of plants of the Sydney region of Australia. Relevant experience: Fran has worked on various natural resource management projects over many years. She is well respected in the Indigenous community and is especially suited to working in situations where Aboriginal culture and custom expertise is required. She has led a variety of Aboriginal training programs in conservation and land management and cultural heritage integration. She has years of experience in education and training.
- Rod Mason: Rod is both Ngarigo Elder and a Land Management Facilitator, who has a deep knowledge of Ngarigo and Aboriginal culture, language and resource management. Rod is an expert in Aboriginal flora and fauna uses and identifying contemporary landscape practices that can assist in returning the country to its potential natural state. Rod has a great knowledge of Aboriginal sites and where to find them according to the layout and nature of the vegetation and habitat as cultural indicators. He taught this cultural connection at Kosciuszko National Park, facilitating tour groups and showcasing Aboriginal heritage. His cultural strength and knowledge is a priceless asset that should be utilised by all Australians as a way to connect people with Aboriginal culture, resource management and heritage.
BCA National Training Group has over 20 years experience working with Aboriginal organisations in strategy, organisational development and training.
The Training Group has led natural resource management (NRM) reforms specifically for the Murrumbidgee Catchment via the preparation of the Murrumbidgee River Statement and indirectly through the Boomunulla Statement. The principal, Bruce Callaghan was contracted to conduct both strategic planning events, which was a great success in the Murrumbidgee Catchment. Other work done by BCA National with Aboriginal groups includes:
- Department of Land and Water Conservation: Development of River Peoples Water Management Strategies.
- NSW Aboriginal Land Council Development: Natural Resource Management Strategy for NSW with elders and community leaders.
- Conservation Management Plan for the Glenhope and Toogimbie properties, Nari Nari Tribal Council.
- Certificate III and IV in Conservation & Land Management (NSW, NT, WA, QLD).
- Cultural heritage connection training to Charles Sturt University water-planning students.
- Department of Environment and Heritage: plan and process for engaging Aboriginal communities in natural reserve resource management.
BCA National Training Group's training approach is holistic, and incorporates a model called the Eight ways of Aboriginal engagement. The Training Group is currently inducting trainers to integrate this approach into their delivery. This model contextualises content for learners and makes assessments more relevant and meaningful, leading to quality educational outcomes. The Training Group also has a vision around cultural heritage business which showcases Aboriginal heritage in a three step process.
BCA National Training Group has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group 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.
About the Register
The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers has been developed as a resource for Indigenous land and sea managers who want to undertake training in cultural heritage management.
Please contact us if you wish to be included on the register, or if you or your organisation is included on the Register and you would like to update any details. Email: workingoncountry@