Aboriginal Heritage Services is an Emu Nest Initiative and contributes to the combined direct economic and social impact created by the Emu Nest Group. This impact is a combination of Aboriginal jobs and training, supply chain contracts, community projects and pro bono support.


Total Economic Impact
$11.9 Million

To find out more about our annual and total economic and social impact engagements please refer to the information and case studies below, as well as downloading our annual Impact Reports.



We prioritise procuring goods and services from Aboriginal businesses wherever possible. We work with a large number of Aboriginal subcontractors in all facets of our business from the provision of workwear and stationery through to GIS mapping and field based consultants.



We employ tertiary qualified Aboriginal professionals in environmental science degrees, archaeology and anthropology.  We have also created the specialised role of Field Officers to recognise the skills Aboriginal people already have after many years of participating in land management and cultural heritage. These roles can be used as a bridge for Aboriginal people who wish to become an environmental or heritage consultant, but are not ready to undertake a university degree. We also use these roles as the backbone of our training delivery to local Traditional Owners.



We reinvest our profit into training Traditional Owners in nationally recognised training qualifications in Certificate III in Aboriginal Site Works (AHC32516) and Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management (AHC31516).



We partner with the Wirrpanda Foundation to deliver skills-based workshops in cultural heritage and land management. These workshops allow Aboriginal job seekers to gain critical skills and potentially consider a career in land management or cultural heritage.

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We offer school-based traineeships to Aboriginal people at high school combining work experience with training in a Certificate II in business and a Certificate II in Community Services.



We have created a University scholarship worth $5,000 per year to an Aboriginal student who is interested in studying a degree that is related to cultural heritage or Land Management. This scholarship also has an option of paid work experience either during the university semester or during university break periods. The scholarship is administered by the University of Western Australia.



We publish annual reports on our social and economic impacts.

Coming soon.


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