|Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies||na||na||na||na||na|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission||na||na||na||na||na|
|Department of Transport and Regional Services||na||na||na||na||na|
|National Capital Authority||na||na||na||na||na|
|Sydney Harbour Federation Trust A||3||3||4||5||5|
|Department of the Environment and Heritage - Heritage Division B||76||77||74||67||78|
|Department of the Environment and Heritage - Parks Australia||na||na||na||na||na|
|Department of Defence C||43||43||43||43||43|
|Defence Housing Authority||0||0||0||0||0|
|Official Establishments Trust D||5||5||5||5||5|
na - data not available
A Staff in a variety of roles (including communications, planning and project management) have heritage aspects incorporated into their work. The numbers supplied are based on staff that are employed as heritage architects, heritage planners or whose project management role has a strong heritage based component.
B Figures supplied were for average numbers of employees within Heritage Division (including AHC/EA) for financial year (2000-2001 - 109.75, 2001-2002 - 111.13, 2002-2003 - 106.00, 2003-2004 - 96.57, 2004-1/5/05 - 108.24). Extrapolated from this using current figures (about 78 heritage professionals as at 1/2/05) to provide an estimate only of the number of heritage professionals within the Division at any given time as exact records are not available.
C As at 1/2/05 this comprised 4 people in Directorate of Heritage Management, along with Regional Managers (12), Senior Environmental Advisers (12) and Regional Environmental Officers (15) who all have as part of their job description a heritage component; Defence also have systems in place to ensure that all base commanders etc are aware of their heritage responsibilities.
D Advisory committee for Government House, The Lodge, Kirribilli House and Admiralty House
Source: Australian Government Agencies as indicated above 2005.
|Type of Agency||NSW||Vic||Qld||SA||Tas||NT||WA||ACT D|
|2001||na||na||7||17 B||4 / 11 C|
|2005||177 A||23||8 (+ 4 Indigenous)||19 B||1|
na - data not available
A Heritage Office employees as at 11.03.05 is 47; the rest are in other government agencies
B Includes Authority researchers, IT and technical staff in the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
C There have been 21 qualified professionals working in Department of Indigenous Affairs H&C branch between 01/01/2001 and 17/01/2005. This includes part-time, contract and permanent staff. DIA does not collect or maintain figures on the number of qualified heritage professionals in WA government agencies who work in Indigenous heritage. The minimum number of professionally qualified staff working in the H&C branch at the same time was four (4) with the maximum being eleven (11).
D ACT Heritage Unit covers natural, historic and Indigenous heritage
Source: State/Territory heritage agencies, 2005.
There was no change in the number of professional heritage employees in Australian Government agencies during the reporting period.
These data presented here do not necessarily include all possible heritage employees, as not all agencies with heritage employees have been included.
Data available from State/Territory agencies in not comprehensive.
Natural and Cultural Heritage — Expertise and skills for managing heritage - Training and participation in the heritage industries
The number of professional heritage staff in government agencies is indicative of the capacity of government agencies to effectively manage heritage.
Other indicators for this issue:
- NCH-17 Number and distribution of professional heritage-related courses, enrolments and graduates
- NCH-18 Membership of selected peak professional heritage associations
- NCH-19 Number of volunteers trained by heritage organisations and institutions
- NCH-20 Number of people working in indigenous organisations, number of indigenous enrolments in university heritage courses, number of Indigenous people employed by agencies involved in Indigenous programs & management of Indigenous heritage
- NCH-21 Number of local government heritage advisors
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