Native Title Operations and Management Training

*Due to COVID-19, face to face NTOMT training has been postponed until further notice. However, we are offering our members FREE, customised online training sessions. Members can pick up to TWO sessions from the menu training options below, and get in touch with us to book in a time that suits:

*If you’re not a member of the NNTC, please note that membership is currently FREE for PBCs. Find out more about becoming a member of the NNTC.

What is NTOMT?

Native Title Operations and Management Training (NTOMT) is a FREE, one-of-its-kind workshop teaching Traditional Owners how to grow and leverage their PBCs as a business. NTOMT is organised by the National Native Title Council (NNTC), together with our partners at RMIT, AIATSIS and Melbourne Business School. The training is delivered by leading business, native title and marketing experts.

NTOMT is normally delivered as a five-day, face-to-face workshop, held at various locations around the country. Face-to-face workshops are now on hold due to COVID-19, however in the meantime, we’ve prepared a short series of online training modules for Traditional Owners and PBCs. See our training modules at the bottom of this page.



Who can attend?

The training is open to all PBC members, directors, CEOs, Traditional Owners and board members interested in learning more about managing and growing your PBC.

We also welcome members, staff and directors of non-PBC Traditional Owner Corporations such as those recognised under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act, along with Representative Body staff.

With our face-to-face workshops on hold, we are offering our members the chance to receive two free online training sessions. See the training sessions below and get in touch with us to book in a time that suits your PBC:

What content is covered?

Leading experts from RMIT university, Melbourne Business School, AIATSIS and NNTC will deliver the workshops.

Using case studies, the workshop covers topics such as:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Business Fundamentals (inc SWOT, Force Field Analysis)
  • Strategic Conversations and Stakeholder Relationships
  • Governance Structures
  • HR and Finance
  • PBC Regulations & CATSI Act requirements
  • Fiduciary obligations & Future Acts

The workshop also addresses how to pitch for grants, board personality and balance, leadership, negotiating and diplomacy within your PBC and interactive activities throughout the week.

Completion of the course can lead to formal TAFE accreditation and open pathways to further TAFE and Higher Education programs.

NTOMT Online training options for members:



NTOMT – Online Learning Module:

The video below is a condensed version of the ‘Business Planning for PBCs’ module, delivered by Damian Manassa from RMIT. It is a free resource, aimed at helping PBCs understand the fundamentals of business planning – how to develop financial, marketing and operational plans, along with understanding risks, SWOT and competitor analysis.

Hear from past NTOMT participants:


Contact us:

For any questions regarding the Native Title Operations and Management Training, please contact: