IBA offers an online learning course to assist Indigenous entrepreneurs to progress their ideas for business at their own pace. All the materials are provided via IBA’s online Learning Place platform, so participants can easily access them from anywhere with internet access.
The Virtual Advisor Program gives free training to people who want to set up an online business or improve their current skills to make the most of the Internet. The program is available to all small to medium enterprises and non-profits that identify as Indigenous and are located in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
The purpose of the cultural heritage database is to:
assemble information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in a central and accessible location; and
provide a research and planning tool to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parties, researchers and other persons assess the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage values of particular areas.
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Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
AICD offers a range of courses designed for the professional development of company directors. Courses are of varying lengths, including short intensive courses, residential courses, webinars and e-learning options.
This qualification is suitable for individuals working as board members, contact officers and senior staff within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. It also applies to public servants working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boards of governance.
In these roles, individuals bring a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to the workplace with an acute awareness that they operate in two worlds. They have cultural obligations to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.
The Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership builds on current leadership knowledge, skills and abilities and further develops leadership practices. The qualification assists students to identify their own strengths to plan their leadership journeys and engage in using tools and skills to continue their leadership development.
The qualification therefore, provides graduates with the ability to seek and obtain leadership and/or management roles in a diverse range of industries. These industries include: government agencies; non-government agencies; business sectors; community organisations; and retail industries.
The Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership is an introductory qualification in Indigenous Leadership that is intensively delivered in a blended style of learning to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:
• A basic introduction to a range of Indigenous Leadership models and styles and how these impact on the community, with a key focus on developing personal, professional and community leadership.
• Develop a general knowledge of Indigenous history and an exploration of Indigenous Leadership past and present.
• Develop elementary skills and knowledge to integrate course leadership experiences into their personal life, workplaces and communities.
• Develop a personal vision statement and a leadership development plan by developing leadership goals and the steps to implement it.
• Build emerging leadership skills in a supportive environment.
• Develop personal confidence and empowerment.