Native Title Operations and Management Training

*Due to COVID-19, face to face NTOMT training has been postponed until further notice. The NNTC has prepared an online training option for PBCs during this period. See our training video below. If your PBC is a member of the NNTC and is interested in receiving personalised, online Zoom or video training modules, please contact: Find out more about becoming a member of the NNTC. Membership is currently free for PBCs.

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, please get in touch with us if you’d like to organise a personalised online Zoom training module:

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 Learning Modules:

1. Business Planning for PBCs

The below learning module, ‘Business Planning for PBCs’, is delivered by Damian Manassa from RMIT. It’s 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: