The course aims to improve the skills of elected directors and relevant staff of Aboriginal organisations. Successful completion of the whole course would lead to the awarding of a Certificate IV Qualification
This qualification is based on what is required, the roles and responsibilities of individuals who are or may become board members or members of an Aboriginal corporation. The course covers the cultural obligations of Board members to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.
The course covers a range of areas. There are units on implementing board member responsibilities, analysing financial reports and working within an organisational structure. There are also several electives within this qualification which allow for a specialisation in Aboriginal governance. Such units cover maintaining and protecting Aboriginal culture, communicating with the community, managing Aboriginal cultural processes and contributing to a culturally appropriate workplace.
This qualification helps to ensure that the Board members who do this course are individually and collectively contributing the best value to the board, organisation and community while fulfilling their duties in their special and trusted role of leading their organisation.
The course is primarily designed for existing board members and senior organisational staff associated with Aboriginal Community Controlled Services (ACCHS). If vacancies exist these can be filled by community members identified as gaining current or future benefit from Governance training.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication of the BSB41915 Qualification.
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 course is offered online via 5 blocks with associated Learning and Assessment Guides.