(1) The Minister, after consultation with the Council, may, in writing, appoint an employee of a registered Aboriginal party as an Aboriginal heritage officer.
(2) The Minister must be satisfied that a person appointed as an Aboriginal heritage officer—
(a) has an appropriate level of knowledge and experience in the identification and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage; and
(b) has completed, to the satisfaction of the Minister, a course of training specified by the Minister; and
(c) is capable of carrying out the duties of an Aboriginal heritage officer under this Act.
S. 165C inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 105.