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Bendigo TAFE

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Nicole Broe, Teaching Department Manager, Primary Industries
Phone: 03 5434 1605m Mobile: 0417 595 292
Registered Training Organisation: Yes
Training provided in: Victoria

Training provided

Non-accredited training delivered
  • Principles of cultural heritage management (Burra Charter basics)
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Mapping skills and techniques

Accredited courses

Training packageUnit title Unit code
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate II
Maintain cultural places AHCILM201A
Record information about country AHCILM203A
Conservation and Land Management
- Certificate III
Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge AHCILM302A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate IV
Report on place of potential cultural significance AHCILM402A
Conservation & Land Management
- Diploma
Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources AHCILM501A
Implement natural and cultural resource management plans AHCLPW505A
Conservation and Land Management
- Training Package
Plan burning activities natural and cultural resource management FPINCR033A
Utilise burning for natural and cultural resource management FPINCR034A
Certificate I in Tourism
(Australian Indigenous Culture)
Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture SITTGDE101


Bendigo TAFE trainers are non-Indigenous and experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people. The training is delivered through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Bendigo TAFE employs a number of contract staff (10) in the implementation of Indigenous related programs.


Tony Misson is the key contact regarding cultural heritage management training. Tony's role is the Senior Educator, Course Coordinator of the Conservation and Land Management (CLM) program. Relevant qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science - Parks Recreation and Heritage, Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Graduate Certificate of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 15 years in the industry.

Training experience

Bendigo TAFE`s Primary Industries teaching department works closely with the Koorie Liaison Officers, their Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups, and Parks Victoria Indigenous staff under the Wurreker Strategy. Over the past twenty years, Bendigo TAFE has successfully coordinated many Indigenous training programs throughout Victoria. Bendigo TAFE aims to give all their Koorie participants the best educational experience possible.

Certificates II and III in Conservation and Land Management have been delivered to Indigenous students, including trainees in Parks Victoria. Heritage training (reporting on places of potential cultural significance) is also delivered within the Diploma program. The Koori unit from Echuca works closely with the local (Yorta Yorta) Parks staff on a range of programs in the Barmah National Park.

In 2010, the Bendigo TAFE won the prestigious Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated Wurreker Award for Victorian TAFE Training Provider of the year. This Award is proof of Bendigo TAFE's participation in the Wurreker Strategy and the partnership arrangement to support career development and employment outcomes for Koorie students. Parks Victoria, the Department of Sustainability, North Central Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Primary Industries play a big part in Bendigo TAFE's NAIDOC Celebrations and they are all sponsors of the Koorie student scholarship awards.

Recent experience

Bendigo TAFE has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at July 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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