TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute
Training provided - Accredited courses
|Training package||Unit title||Unit code|
Conservation & Land Management|
- Certificate II
|Maintain cultural places||AHCILM201A|
|Record information about country||AHCILM203A|
Conservation & Land
- Certificate III
|Propose appropriate use of traditional customs||AHCILM301A|
Conservation & Land
- Certificate IV
|Implement land and sea management practices||AHCLPW402A|
|Implement natural and cultural resource management plans||AHCLPW505A|
SIT07 - Certificate I in Tourism|
(Australian Indigenous Culture)
|Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous cultures||THTFTG08B|
|SIT07 - Certificate III & IV (Guiding)||Prepare specialised interpretive content (cultural & heritage environments)||THTFTG14A|
|Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures||THTFTG14A|
|Other||Conduct, implement and manage erosion and sediment control (AHCSAW 201A, 302A, 502A)|
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:
- Pam Touma: Pam is an Euahlayi woman from outback NSW who has worked in the tourism industry for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to conduct Aboriginal tour guiding training. This training is delivered to Aboriginal communities throughout NSW. She has worked with Tourism NSW on a Cluster development project involving several key organisations to facilitate pathways into employment for Indigenous students completing their courses.
- Dr Lynn Van Der Wagen: Head Teacher, Tourism and Events Management. Lyn has written many text books in the areas of tourism, hospitality and event management. She has worked with tourism and hospitality stakeholders on multiple projects, and has human resource management expertise.
- Annette Simpson: Annette is a member of the Clarke family, originating from the NT. She has been involved in the Aboriginal community for over 20 years working with youth at risk, and worked with Queensland Health for five years, including as a Training Manager. Annette now runs her own business in developing and delivering tailored training programs, specialising in Aboriginal Cultural Awareness.
- Jody Orcher: Jody is a Morowari/Barkandko woman from Brewarrina, NSW. She currently facilitates the delivery of state wide interpretation and cultural education programs for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Jody has spent seven years in Aboriginal education as an Aboriginal studies teacher, research coordinator and event manager, and senior project officer in government and community organisations.
- Kate Lowe: Head Teacher, Applied Environmental Management, Ryde College. Kate has been involved in bush regeneration and bushland management for over 15 years. She is currently working with a group of Aboriginal trainees from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service who are undertaking a Certificate in Indigenous Land Management. She has worked with Aboriginal students for over 14 years, and has spent extended periods in Central Australia, doing volunteer work with the Central Land Council and working on the Indigenous Ranger Program at Docker River, and in Warburton, WA.
- Agata Mitchell: Agata has over 20 years experience working within various areas of conservation and land management, and ecological restoration. She has worked in local government and the private sector combining her skills and knowledge as an experienced all-rounder in conservation and land management. She is a great communicator, and has worked with Aboriginal people in local council and as a trainer in Certificate II and III in Indigenous Land Management
Northern Sydney Institute has access to a large pool of full time and part time teachers with expertise across all areas of scope.
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 develop 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.
Northern Sydney Institute has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at October 2011).
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@