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Kakadu Consulting Services

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Greg Ryan
Phone: 07 4974 7573
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
  • Rock art conservation
  • Using databases to manage cultural information


Kakadu Consulting Services' trainers are a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers, and are experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.


Greg Ryan holds tertiary qualifications in parks and wildlife management, and assessment and training in the workplace. Greg has over 30 years experience as a Ranger, Chief Ranger and Operations Manager in jointly managed protected areas, principally Kakadu and Booderee National Parks.

Training experience

As a Chief Ranger and Operations Manager Greg has 25 years experience providing formal and information training to Indigenous people in the areas of environmental and cultural heritage management. These areas include the monitoring of sites, conservation and recording of sites, identifying cultural heritage management issues, identifying threats to sites etc. Greg has extensive experience liaising and consulting with Indigenous people on a wide range of issues. These issues include matters relating to joint management, protected area management, conflict resolution and natural resource management.

Greg currently own and manage an environment and cultural heritage consulting firm and in the last six years and has generally worked with Indigenous people in the areas of education, resources, cultural site protection and maintenance and collection of cultural materials. Greg has also worked as a cultural heritage supervisor in the mining industry. Within the past 12 months, the consultancy has provided expertise and on ground supervision to Indigenous traditional owners on archaeological surveys along proposed gas pipe line routes in central and coastal Queensland.

As a consultant Greg has provided Indigenous people with education and training services, including as a lecturer in certificate level courses in natural and cultural resource management through Charles Darwin University. Greg has also acted as a mentor to Indigenous trainee rangers and tutored Year 11 and 12 students.

Recent experience

Kakadu Consulting Services has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at April 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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