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TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: John Monty, Manager, Teaching and Learning
Phone: 02 9448 6319, Mobile: 0422 006 564
Registered Training Organisation: Yes
Training provided in: New South Wales

Training provided - Accredited courses

Training packageUnit title Unit code
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate II
Maintain cultural places AHCILM201A
Record information about country AHCILM203A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate III
Propose appropriate use of traditional customs AHCILM301A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate IV
Implement land and sea management practices AHCLPW402A
Conservation & Land Management
- Diploma
Implement natural and cultural resource management plans AHCLPW505A
Certificate I in Tourism
(Australian Indigenous Culture)
Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture SITTGDE101
Certificate III & IV in Guiding Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural & heritage environments SITTGDE309
Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures SITTGDE306
OtherConduct, implement and plan erosion and sediment control activities (AHCSAW201A, AHCSAW302A, AHCSAW502A)


Northern Sydney Institute delivers training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and trainers are experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.


The team has the following relevant qualifications and experience:

Northern Sydney Institute has access to a large pool of full time and part time teachers with expertise across all areas of scope.

Training experience

Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) is justifiably proud of its achievements in delivering training to Indigenous people in the fields of Indigenous land management and tourism for over 20 years. It has a world class reputation in the field of environment, horticulture, tourism and hospitality education. NSI has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the inaugural Skills for Sustainability Educational Institution Award in the National Training Awards in 2009.

The Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit, located at Northern Beaches College, is a specialist unit offering dedicated training programs delivered by experienced Aboriginal trainers across a range of qualifications, as well as providing individual support to Aboriginal learners. One of the key features of NSI's programs is its capacity to work respectfully with different Indigenous communities and to inspire them to consider business development opportunities. There have been many good employment outcomes and several tourism product development ideas are well underway.

Over the past three years NSI's Indigenous tourism programs have been delivered to over 20 Indigenous communities, and the program has won several awards. NSI staff demonstrate a great capacity to establish strong relationships with Indigenous communities and participants, and work effectively with Tourism NSW staff and tourism operators. To support the development of Indigenous Tourism in NSW, NSI and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service developed a training partnership to support the strategic direction of Indigenous tourism in the state, and provide a whole of government approach.

Recent experience

Northern Sydney Institute 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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