OUR

BlackCard’s approach is based on a cultural competency course developed by Mary Graham and Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elders and Educators and long-time course developers and lecturers for the University of Queensland. The founders of the BlackCard have developed and taught core university subjects such as “Aboriginal Perspectives” and “Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge” both at an undergraduate and post- graduate level since the 1970’s.

The demand for their knowledge and expertise as educators has grown beyond the university sector to the broader business and community sectors. This led the founders to develop the BlackCard. The BlackCard builds cultural competency to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community. The BlackCard’s approach requires strengthening ethical behaviour enabling all people to understand and undertake respectful relationships with each other.

Creating a society that includes us all in a meaningful and productive way by people working more effectively with First Nation people and each other.

OUR

BlackCard’s approach is based on a cultural competency course developed by Mary Graham and Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elders and Educators and long-time course developers and lecturers for the University of Queensland. The founders of the BlackCard have developed and taught core university subjects such as “Aboriginal Perspectives” and “Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge” both at an undergraduate and post- graduate level since the 1970’s.

The demand for their knowledge and expertise as educators has grown beyond the university sector to the broader business and community sectors. This led the founders to develop the BlackCard. The BlackCard builds cultural competency to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community. The BlackCard’s approach requires strengthening ethical behaviour enabling all people to understand and undertake respectful relationships with each other.

Creating a society that includes us all in a meaningful and productive way by people working more effectively with First Nation people and each other.

ABOUT US

WORKING WITH PEOPLE, NOT FOR PEOPLE, WITH THE GENIUS OF ABORIGINAL KNOWLEDGE.

CULTURAL TRAINING

BlackCard’s Cultural Capability Training consists of two important components: (1) face to face workshops and (2) online training. Both are designed to compliment each other and further solidify cultural capability, strengthening ethical behaviour between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

KNOWLEDGE

BlackCard’s Aboriginal knowledge strengthens ethical behaviour by enabling people to develop an understanding to undertake the same obligations and responsibilities to Land and to each other as Aboriginal people have practised for thousands of years.

CULTURAL TOURS

The BlackCard offer three unique cultural tours in the heart of Brisbane city. Each tour provides a rare opportunity to learn more about Brisbane’s Aboriginal history through the genius knowledge of Aboriginal tour guides.

ATR

BlackCard use Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR) as a communicational tool in workshops and through our online training portal. While there are a number of ATR, the BlackCard Elders have determined that there are five core and foundational principles.

THE AUSTRALIAN BLACKCARD PTY LTD (BLACKCARD)IS A 100% ABORIGINAL OWNED AND OPERATEDBUSINESS CERTIFIED WITH SUPPLY NATION.

BLACKCARD TEAM

WE ARE DEDICATED TO BUILDING CULTURAL CAPABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH MEMBERS OF THE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY.

Mundanara Bayles AFHEA MAICD

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu on her father’s side. Mundanara grew up in Redfern NSW with her 8 sisters and moved to her father’s country in the early 90’s. Coming from a family that has been active in...

DR LILLA WATSON

Co-Founder of The BlackCard Pty Ltd
Lilla holds a wealth of knowledge on Aboriginal education, knowledge and culture. Dedicating her career to educating others, both on national and international platforms. Lilla holds a Bachelor of Arts, and has contributed greatly to the world of academia, publishing a host of papers on Indigenous issues and being a key note speaker...

DR MARY GRAHAM

Associate Adjunct Professor (UQ) and Doctor of the University (QUT)
Mary grew up in South-East Queensland, and is a Kombu-merri person through her father’s heritage and a Wakka Wakka clan through her mother’s heritage. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mary has worked across several government agencies, community organisations and universities including:...

CHARLIE WATSON

BlackCard Workshop Elder
Charlie Watson is a Kangalu and Birri Gubba (Wiri) man who grew up in his Mother's Kangalu Country in Central Queensland. He is the youngest brother of Lilla Watson and he is an important member of the BlackCard team. Charlie's guiding Principles have always been based in Aboriginal Terms of Reference...

TRAINING & CONSULTANCY

BLACKCARD DELIVERS CULTURAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, TRAINING & CONSULTANCY

BLACKCARD RESOURCES

Learn the history from Aboriginal people. Your opportunity to experience an authentic, warm and culturally inclusive welcome. You are invited to experience our tours which include Cultural insights, Aboriginal history, Aboriginal art and Aboriginal cultural performance elements. Be entertained by our Didgeridoo player and learn about the oldest musical instruments in the world.

This exclusive knowledge library is made up of over 50 readings, lecture notes and articles that support the BlackCard training experience and take your knowledge further. 

BlackCard can deliver cultural education courses from a two hour introductory level workshop, half day, full day workshop or two day accredited course. Our elders only facilitate the half day and full day program.

We use Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge to work with organisations to help develop their people to better engage with not only Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people but ALL people. Our program can be tailored to meet the organisations RAP outcomes or internal strategic action plans (ie. Indigenous Employment/Engagement Strategies)

To enrol into BlackCards online learning portal we have developed 3 Core modules, to be completed before enrolling in individual modules. As you complete each module you will collect a BlackCard Badge and after collecting 3 badges you will be able to select any of our individual modules.

ACCREDITATION

BlackCard Online Cultural Capability Program

BlackCard can deliver cultural education courses from a two-hour introductory level workshop, half day, full day workshop or two-day accredited course.

We use Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge to work with organisations to help develop their people to better engage with not only Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people but ALL people. Our program can be tailored to meet the organisations RAP outcomes or internal strategic action plans (i.e. Indigenous Employment/Engagement Strategies).

BlackCards Online Learning Portal compliments face to face training.  We have developed 3 core training modules with an exclusive knowledge library that contains over 50 readings, lecture notes and articles that support the BlackCard training experience to take your knowledge further.

Each program option issupported by BlackCard’s
Learning Portal.

The portal provides access to the workshop preparation and homework materials including:

  • Activities, resources and videos ie. Dr Lilla Watson’s paper “Recognition of Indigenous Terms of Reference”.
  • Guided homework and group activity tasks

BlackCard programs are based on three semester university course by Dr Lilla Watson and Dr Mary Graham Aboriginal Elders and Educators and longtime course developers and lecturers for the University of Queensland.

AWAKENING LEVEL

$ 225
per person
plus GST
  • “Above & Beyond Cultural Awareness” Workshop
  • 2 hour min workshop
  • up to 20 staff max

AWARENESS LEVEL

$ 350
per person
plus GST
  • “Above & Beyond Cultural Awareness” Workshop
  • Half Day Program
  • up to 20 staff max

BLACKCARD ACCREDITATION

$ 1650
per person
plus GST
  • 2 Day Intensive Face to Face
  • 2 Day workshop
  • 15 people max

3 hours condensed with one hour prep

$ 7000
per program
plus GST
  • Includes 14 days complimentary access to BlackCard’s Learning Portal
  • Equivalent to one day face to face workshop
  • Additional: 12 month subscription to BlackCard’s Learning Portal $50+gst per person
Option One

5 module webinar program

$ 7000
per program
plus GST
  • Includes 14 days complimentary access to BlackCard’s Learning Portal
  • Equivalent to one day face to face workshop
  • Additional: 12 month subscription to BlackCard’s Learning Portal $50+gst per person
Option Two

NEWS

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GOOD COMPANY

GOOD COMPANY Mundanara Bayles The Black Card Co-Founder & Managing Director For a number of years, I had been working in education, training, and recruitment …

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CULTURAL CAPABILITY FRAMEWORK

CULTURAL CAPABILITY FRAMEWORK BlackCard have finalised our first ever Cultural Capability Framework which will guide the Commonwealth Bank Group with their recently launched “Elevate Reconciliation …

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BLACKCARD PIR REPORT

BlackCard PIR Report Now Available To The Public….. BlackCard and Gallang Place have launched a report on “Engaging Elders and community members to improve services …

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CONTACT US

 

General enquiries
0415 973 243 

07 3899 8153

Cultural Tour enquiries
0437 066 028

enquiries@theblackcard.com.au

PO Box 478

Cannon Hill QLD 4170