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TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Jacqui Walsh
Mobile: 0467 806 474
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)
  • 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
  • Development of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Policies and Procedures at state level

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
Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge AHCILM302A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate IV
Implement land and sea management practices AHCLPW402A
Inspect and monitor cultural places AHCLPW403A
Protect places of cultural significance AHCILM401A
Record and document community history AHCILM404A
Report on place of potential cultural significance AHCILM402A
Conservation & Land Management
- Diploma
Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources AHCILM501A
Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources AHCILM502A
Develop strategies for Indigenous land or sea management AHCILM504A
Implement natural and cultural resource management plans AHCLPW505A
Manage restoration of cultural places AHCILM503A
Forest and Forest Product Industry
- Certificate III
Plan burning activities natural and cultural resource management AHCILM509A
Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture) Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture SITTGDE101
Certificate III & IV (Guiding) Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural & heritage environments SITTGDE309
Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures SITTGDE306


The Riverina Institute's trainers are Indigenous, experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people, and the training is delivered through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.


The team's relevant qualifications and experience:

Training experience

The Riverina Institute has an ongoing focus and implementation strategy to strengthen its delivery and experience in Indigenous training that includes Closing the Gap Strategies and employment for Aboriginal people. It has been successful in the delivery of many large Indigenous programs.

The Koori Outreach Options for Learning won state-level awards in 2003 and 2004. This has now evolved into Marambul Yuganha: Community Engagement and non-Aboriginal Teacher Awards at the 2010 Gili Awards (TAFE NSW Awards).

The Institute's Sandhills Riparian Restoration project won the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns Awards 2009: Wildlife Corridors and Habitats Conservation Award with Narrandera Shire where the participants obtained a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management. This project beautified the Koori Beach and the Wetlands of Narrandera and was opened by the Governor of NSW.

The Riverina Institute is also currently delivering Indigenous Employment Program projects for Health Services and Conservation and Land Management throughout the Riverina region. The Institute has delivered cultural heritage management in parts of the above projects where participants undertake projects such as oral history recording, Aboriginal site visits and discussions with management agencies.

On a national level the Riverina Institute has current projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland developing skills for employment through the engagement of communities and development of language, literacy and numeracy.

Recent experience

The Riverina Institute has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at July 2013).

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