The First Nations Peoples Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers
|Non-accredited training delivered|
The First Nations People Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation trainers are Indigenous, and they deliver training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The team has the following relevant qualifications and experience:
- Dr Dale Kerwin: Taught cultural heritage management at the University of Canberra as a tutor/lecturer (1989-1991). He also worked in North Queensland at Laura for the Ang Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation in 1992 training Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rangers. Dale worked for the Queensland government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board (Mr Neville Bonner) advising on cultural heritage policy for over ten years. He was also a member of the former National Indigenous Cultural Heritage Officers Network, funded by the Commonwealth. He has written several papers and books on Aboriginal cultural heritage.
- Elizabeth Marnock: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, several qualifications and extensive experience in community development and over 18 years working in the human services sector. In 2002 Elizabeth was engaged by Museums Australia Queensland and Regional Galleries Association for the joint pilot project initiative of Indigenous Arts and Museums Development Officer. This included an industry orientation with work placements at Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Yugambeh Museum, and Koomboomerri Language and Cultural Heritage Centre. This initiative worked with the Stradbroke Island Aboriginal community to identify their training needs in relation to museum, gallery and cultural development projects. Elizabeth has also delivered accredited training in meeting management to Indigenous people at TAFE, and more recently has worked coordinating the development and delivery of needs-based accredited training programs in Indigenous small business and employment mentoring in Queensland.
- Harry Van Issum: Lecturer, Indigenous Studies at Griffith University. Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, PhD (currently enrolled). Harry is a Woppaburra man, with extensive experience in cultural heritage in his own country, from repatriation of remains in 1992 through to being engaged as a consultant on the traditional use of marine resources in the Keppel region since 2010. Harry incorporates his vision of 'reading country' into various lectures and within his higher degree studies. He has been the director of a registered training organisation since 2007 and has delivered extensive workplace training to Aboriginal people. He has also worked as a mentor for the Queensland Rural Training Alliance for communities such as Doonadgee and Mornington Island.
The First Nations Peoples Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation has been incorporated since 2007. The board of directors are educators and have university degrees in education and cultural heritage management. Several also have their Certificate IV in Work Place Training (train the trainer), and have worked in both the university and TAFE sectors. For example, since 1989 Dr Kerwin has worked in the field of Indigenous education and cultural heritage management at both university and community organisations.
The First Nations Peoples Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation has not 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.
About the Register
The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers has been developed as a resource for Indigenous land and sea managers who want to undertake training in cultural heritage management.
Please contact us if you wish to be included on the register, or if you or your organisation is included on the Register and you would like to update any details. Email: workingoncountry@