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Context Pty Ltd

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Chris Johnston
Phone: 03 9380 6933 0418 512 471
Registered Training Organisation: No
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


Context Pty Ltd trainers are non-Indigenous, and experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.


The team's relevant qualifications and experience includes:

Training experience

Context is experienced in the provision of cultural heritage training to Indigenous people, community and government organisations. Context's experience extends from the later 1980s when a national local government training course in cultural heritage was developed and delivered over many years in Victoria and NSW. Context continues to provide tailor-made training to local government on all aspects of cultural heritage management and planning. This training has covered both Indigenous and historic places.

Recently, Context developed and delivered training in site recognition and management to Indigenous people through the Murray Catchment Management Authority, and developed a training package on managing Indigenous and historic heritage places for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Context developed and delivered a unit in community engagement as part of a Certificate 4 course in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 2012 and 2013.

Context team members, Chris Johnston and Ian Travers bring many years experience in their fields, enabling Context to offer training across a wide range of cultural heritage areas. Director, Chris Johnston, has extensive experience in training for local government in all aspects of cultural heritage management and in community engagement.

Recent experience

Context Pty Ltd 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.

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