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BCA National Training Group

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Angela Abbott
Phone: 1300 693 565
Registered Training Organisation: Yes
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)
  • Setting up consultations about heritage with appropriate stakeholders
  • Legislation
  • Assessing significance
  • Management planning - process & key steps
  • Identifying management issues
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Recording oral history
  • Identifying and describing cultural materials
  • Monitoring cultural places
  • Mapping skills and techniques
  • Caring for cultural heritage objects and remains
  • Developing conservation and management strategies
  • Identifying and recording evidence of threats and deterioration
  • Using databases to manage cultural information
  • Rock art conservation
  • Cultural connection training

Accredited courses

Training packageUnit title Unit code
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate III

Indigeous Land Management
- Certificate III
Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge AHCILM302A
Conservation & Land Management
- Diploma
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 strategiesAHCBUS602A


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:

Training experience

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:

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.

Recent experience

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.

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@