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This is a list of relevant key contacts to PBCs. Searches can be narrowed by selecting type of contact (e.g. government, training provider).

Phone Email Type
National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)
02 6271 5111 Funding and grant provider, Government, Training provider

Training providers


The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) provides support to PBCs through corporate governance training programs that are available to directors, members and staff of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). Corporate governance training sessions are held in locations throughout Australia and are run on a regular basis. Additionally, ORIC offers corporation-specific training which is tailored to suit the needs of the individual PBC and can be held at the corporation’s premises. ORIC also provides workshops on rule requirements under the CATSI Act. Workshops of this type include examples of governance structures and help with drafting and developing a corporation’s rule book.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) offers free Into Business™ workshops as part of its Business Development and Assistance Program. The workshops are designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to fully investigate and research their business ideas before taking the leap into business ownership. The three one-day, self-paced workshops are spaced over the course of several weeks, and are held in locations around Australia, including regional and remote areas.

View a list of forthcoming Into Business™ Workshop A dates.

Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)

AILC's culturally-tailored education and training in Indigenous leadership courses provides participants with the skills and opportunities to realise their potential. They offer accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership, and non-accredited short courses in specific leadership skills and diversity mentorin. Courses and assessment tasks allow for a wide range of skill sets, learning styles, interests and preferred means of cultural expression.

Indigenous people are able to attend most of their courses at no cost, thanks to sponsorship from government departments, companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

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. The website list various individuals and organisations that offer formal and informal cultural heritage management training across Australia.

Further training

For more information about training opportunities for PBCs, please see the PBC funding and training guides, which provide detailed overviews of relevant training programs for PBCs offered at both a national and state/territory level.