Navigating content creation in Australia with the genius of Aboriginal knowledge
For women

Dame Changer is very proud to be presenting one of its most important masterclass events. An understanding of best practice cultural competency skills is essential to the content creation business in the future as well as to strengthening ethical behaviours between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


The current conversation on the lack of diversity and inclusion in the media is not a new one. It’s a conversation that’s been going on in Australia for decades. Indigenous Australians in particular have been under represented or marginalised as “cultural consultants” rather than partners in the creative process.

The Dame Changer and BlackCard masterclass will assist Australian creatives build cultural capacity to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.

Cost: Damechanger members $275/Non-members $300

Corporate bookings: $900 for 4 people (every fourth participants free)

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Mundanara Bayles AFHEA, MAICD is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of BlackCard. 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.


  • Develop the confidence to implement required protocols for films where there is First Nations Australian community participation or Indigenous content, themes, cast and crew.
  • Build best practice cultural competency skills that strengthen ethical behaviour, understanding and respectful relationships.
  • Understand Aboriginal Terms of Reference via BlackCard’s Cultural Capability Framework.
  • Recognise Aboriginal approaches to working, teaching and learning.


  • Virtual 3 hours online workshop
    Participants receive access to the workshop preparation materials on the BlackCard Learning Portal including:
  • Pre workshop handbook
  • Activities, resources and videos,
  • and guided homework and group activity tasks.

Who should do this course

Screen Australia and all State agencies have clear guidelines and policies about consultation and consent when dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material from research to marketing of a film.

The BlackCard masterclass is thus essential for any creative company or industry professional engaged in developing, financing and producing Australian content where there is First Nations Australian community participation or Indigenous content, themes, cast and crew:

Development executives
Location Managers
Art Directors
Production Managers

BlackCard’s approach is based on a course developed by Mary Graham and Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elders, Educators and long-time course developers and lecturers for the University of Queensland.

Sue Ellson – 17 July 2021

Stand Out: Making LinkedIn your tool for advancing, with Sue Ellson

Independent LinkedIn Specialist, Career Development Practitioner, Gigster, Author, Speaker, Trainer

Date: Saturday July 17
Time / Venue:  9.30am 4.00pm  – Online Event

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Sue Ellson is an experienced trainer, professional learner, and consultant in practice. Sue provides simple, non-jargon, up-to-date explanations during the course. Sue also welcomes any questions you may have (even the ‘stupid’ ones) and she will give you practical and realistic answers. You will come away from this course with a much better understanding of what to do next and what will work for you. Sue’s interactive approach will also enable you to learn from your fellow students – an extra benefit of attending a course in person!

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Karen Eck – 12 and 19 June 2021

Be viable, not invisible.

For many members, self promotion can be daunting, annoying, and even terrifying. As much as you’d like to flaunt your expertise and career achievements, in person or even on LinkedIn, you may choose to take a step back, undersell yourself or worse, do nothing at all. Learning how to be viable not invisible is critical to professional brand success. Start with The Power of Visibility and don’t look back!

The Power of Visibility is a Dame Changer member event.

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Masterclasses and Workshops

Dame Changer masterclasses and workshops are led by incredible leaders in the industry.

Participants receive firsthand experience from featured industry presenters who are experts in the field. The masterclass series is designed to elevate, empower and equip attendees for the next level of success.

Attendees can expect to walk away with a broadened support network of collaborators and skills to apply to their work as filmmakers, producers and directors.

Join Dame Changer

Want to attend a members-only workshop or event and not a member? Dame Changer membership is $120 per year plus any pro rata rate until memberships renew on International Women’s Day (8th March) each year.