Consulting work requires good business and marketing skills in order to be economically viable. Successful consultants must undertake business and financial planning, balance their work commitments and prepare tenders for contracts. They must be proactive in seeking opportunities to use their training and experience. The state and territory PHAs provide their members with a network that can offer guidance and support, which may include publishing registers of their members, providing employment information and giving advice on fees and contracts.
This section provides information on contracts and insurance for professional historians.