Working on Country

BEST Employment Ltd trading as Powerhouse Business Services

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Roger Abbott
Phone: 02 6722 2498
Registered Training Organisation: Affiliated with Tocal Agricultural College
Training provided in: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales

Training provided

Non-accredited training delivered
  • Principles of cultural heritage management (Burra Charter basics)
  • Setting up consultations about heritage with appropriate stakeholders
  • Legislation
  • Assessing significance
  • Management planning - process & key steps
  • Identifying management issues
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Identifying and describing cultural materials
  • Monitoring cultural places
  • Mapping skills and techniques
  • Caring for cultural heritage objects and remains
  • Developing conservation and management strategies
  • Identifying and recording evidence of threats and deterioration

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
Manage restoration of cultural places AHCILM503A
Develop strategies for Indigenous land or sea management AHCILM504A
Implement natural and cultural resource management plans AHCLPW505A
Manage restoration of cultural places AHCILM503A


BEST Employment Ltd delivers training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and trainers are experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.


The team's relevant qualification and experience:

Training experience

BEST (and its predecessor Inverell Skill Training Inc.) has in excess of 20 years experience delivering training and services to Indigenous people. Some of the training that BEST has delivered to Indigenous people includes Indigenous Job Search Training and the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. BEST is a current member of the Indigenous Employment Panel. In addition BEST has worked closely with training providers to coordinate training that improves the employment prospects of clients.

The two identified trainers have over 40 years combined experience delivering training and consultancy services to Indigenous people. Sue Hudson operates her own consultancy service aimed at educating the community on cultural heritage management. She has over 20 years experience providing training and archaeological field work. In addition Sue has a wide range of experience delivering Indigenous programs, training and mentoring services. She is also frequently invited to deliver speeches and papers at conferences around Australia and has worked at culturally significant sites in the New England area. Darrell Priest has extensive natural resource management experience including 33 years experience in property resource management and 25 years experience in training.

Recent experience

BEST Employment Ltd has not 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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