Native title online training

The below courses are the first of a series of online training materials that we are developing to complement the native title work procedures and decision making tools.

Introduction to native title

This course provides an overview of native title in Australia, key dates in history and legislation. This includes the Mabo High Court ruling, the claims and determinations process, and the Queensland Government native title work procedures.

Introduction to Module AB

Module AB is the first decision-making module of the native title work procedures. The purpose of AB is to assess whether a dealing may proceed without further reference to native title. The aim of the course is to improve learners’ ability to interpret the requirements and rules of the Module AB native title work procedure.

To meet the requirements of AB, your dealing must fall into one of the following categories:

  • emergency action
  • native title does not exist
  • the proposed dealing does not affect native title; or
  • physical activities.

Introduction to Module BA

Module BA deals with the extinguishment of native title by a grant or vesting - previously known as 'previous exclusive possession acts' or 'PEPAs'.

This course provides information on:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the assessment requirements
  • interpreting assessment dates
  • making decisions about tenure documents based on the assessment requirements.

Introduction to Module BB

The purpose of Module BB is to guide government officers to validly (in respect of native title) decide whether the extinguishing effect of a previous exclusive possession act (PEPA) can be relied upon.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the two assessment questions
  • critical assessment dates and validity requirements
  • deciding whether a PEPA can be relied upon to address native title for a proposed dealing under Module BB

It provides practical scenarios to assist officers in deciding whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module BB.

Introduction to Module CA

The purpose of Module CA is to determine whether or not native title has been extinguished by any public works.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the 4 assessment requirements
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates
  • rules and footprint areas and features.

It provides practical scenarios to help you decide whether a work satisfies the assessment requirements and extinguishes native title.

Introduction to Module CB

The purpose of Module CB is to guide government officers to validly (in respect of native title) identify the dedication and declaration of roads.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • how to identify proposed dealings that do not fall within Module CB
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates and validity requirements
  • how to decide whether a dealing can proceed under Module CB

It provides practical scenarios to assist officers in deciding whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module CB.

Introduction to Module GB

The purpose of Module GB is to determine whether or not dealings for primary production activities and farm tourism can be validly granted on certain non-exclusive pastoral leases.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the 5 assessment requirements
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates
  • how to provide procedural rights to native title parties.

It provides practical scenarios to help you decide whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module GB.

Introduction to Module GD

The purpose of Module GD is to guide government officers’ to validly (in respect of native title) grant certain dealings, specifically those requiring or permitting grazing or taking water. The dealing must be directly connected to a primary production activity taking place over an area adjoining or near to a freehold estate, pastoral or agricultural lease.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the 4 assessment requirements
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates
  • how to provide procedural rights to native title parties.

It provides practical scenarios to help you decide whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module GD.

Introduction to Module GE

The purpose of Module GE is to guide government officers to validly (in respect of native title) grant certain dealings.

Such dealings are to take place on non-exclusive pastoral leases, and involve cutting and removing timber OR extracting, obtaining or removing quarry materials provided it is not mining under the Native Title Act 1993.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the four assessment requirements
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates and rules
  • how to decide whether a dealing can be validated under Module GE

It provides practical scenarios to assist officers in deciding whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module GE.

Introduction to Module IC

The purpose of Module IC is to guide government officers to validly (in respect of native title) progress proposed dealings that are the renewal, re-grant, re-make or extension of the term of a valid lease, licence, permit or authority.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • how to identify proposed dealings that do not fall within Module IC
  • how to interpret critical assessment dates and validity requirements
  • how to decide whether a dealing can proceed and whether any procedural rights apply

It provides practical scenarios to assist officers in deciding whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module IC.

Introduction to Module J

Module J deals with the requirements for assessing dealings on continuing pre-Wik reservations and leases.

The course features practical scenarios and familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the 5 assessment requirements
  • when and how to provide procedural rights.

Introduction to Module K

The Module K native title work procedure (NTWP) deals with future actions that involve facilities for services to the public, for example roads, railways and bridges, established for the benefit of the community as a whole.

This eLearning course will improve officers’ ability to interpret the requirements and rules of the Module K NTWP, and will expand knowledge of Module K by defining terminology, explaining concepts and offering learning interactions.

Introduction to Module L

The purpose of Module L is to guide government officers to validly (in respect of native title) grant certain dealings, specifically those that are known as low impact future acts.

These types of dealings should be of a temporary or intermittent nature.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • how to identify proposed dealings that do not fall within Module L
  • how to interpret critical definitions and criteria
  • how to decide whether a dealing can proceed and if a low impact condition applies

It provides practical scenarios to assist officers in deciding whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module L.

Introduction to Module M&N

The purpose of Module M&N is to determine whether or not proposed dealings in the following categories that meet freehold tests or are offshore dealings may proceed validly in respect of native title: Mining or associated with mining (non-legislative) (onshore); Compulsory acquisition (non-legislative) (onshore); Offshore dealings; All other onshore dealings.

The course familiarises learners with:

  • key terminology and concepts
  • the correct assessment pathway for proposed dealing
  • critical definitions and categories
  • how to decide whether a dealing can proceed and what procedural rights apply.

The course provides practical scenarios to help you decide whether a dealing meets the requirements of Module M&N.