FAQ - KHA
What skills do I need that could be useful?
If you have special trade skills, especially heritage skills, we would love to hear from you!
The huts of the Kosciuszko National Park and Namadgi National Park are of national heritage significance. They tell the story of the region’s indigenous people, European settlers, miners, stockmen, prospectors, anglers, skiers and hydro-electric industry.
As such, our volunteers are encouraged to understand and respect the heritage value of huts and homesteads, and to use the best available heritage knowledge, skills and standards in their preservation.
The huts are listed heritage assets and KHA undertakes all work in accordance with the Burra Charter, the relevant conservation plans, and directions from the parks’ authorities. We conserve what was done by the original builders - we do not improve, modernise, or introduce unsympathetic materials.
NPWS and ACT Parks and Conservation Services takes the health and safety of members involved in our work parties seriously and actively manages the risks.
Working in mountainous areas involves a number of risks including fast-changing weather, remoteness and unreliable phone signal.
In both jurisdictions where construction works are involved:
- all participants are required to have a white card
- there is to be at least one, preferably two, current trained first aid officers on the site
For workparties that do not involve construction works (e.g. inspections, clean ups, minor repairs, oiling, and painting)
- NSW NPWS strongly prefers at least one person on the workparty to have a white card
- Both jurisdictions prefer at least one person to have current first aid training
The white card is a nationally recognised qualification in construction site work health and safety, and is offered by several registered training organisations (RTOs), including via online delivery.
KHA reimburses members for their white card and first aid training provided they have obtained prior approval.
How do I get a website login/password?
Logins are for members only. You will be sent details when your membership has been processed. If you are already a member and do not know your login details, try the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" button. If you do not receive email, tell the webmaster. This has probably occured because you registered with an old password you don't use any more or we do not have a valid email address for you.
I have lost my password and/or user name.
You can have the system automatically reset your password by clicking on the "Forgot Login" text under the Login button. This will generate an automatic email to you with a new password. If you do not receive the email, tell the webmaster. This has probably occured because you registered with an old password you don't use any more or we do not have a valid email address for you.
How do I change my password when logged in?
You can change most profile entries such as password, postal address or phone number from here. Go to MEMBERS AREA - My Details. Place your mouse pointer over the Edit button just above where your profile picture is see screenshot on the right --> Then click Update your Profile On the Contact Details tab, in the empty box labelled password, type your new password, and type the same password in the Verify Password box, then scroll down to the bottom and click Update. This will overwrite your old password.
I want to renew my membership, but I cannot login in.
I would like to offer to help in some way
Email us immediately and we will give you a job! Turn up at an AGM in May and introduce yourself. KHA is run entirely by unpaid volunteers with full-time day jobs and families. Many current committee members have been actively involved for well over a decade. The committee are particularly concerned about succession planning; who will take over the running of the organisation in the future? Any little bit helps, no job is too small...
How to bookmark the KHA website homepage
If you are typing 'KHA', 'khuts.org' or 'kha.org.au' into a box at the top of your browser, you're probably making a Google or Bing search, not telling your browser to open our home page. If you get a list of sites rather than the KHA hompage, then you are doing a web search, not telling your browser to open the KHA home page: e.g. kha bing search kha bing search kha google search kha google search Google and Bing do not put the KHA homepage at the top of the list of results because Google wants KHA to pay them to make that happen. While work is also being undertaken to improve web search results so that the KHA home page is among the results, there may be a better solution. The KHA volunteer Admin Team suggests you create a browser bookmark for the KHA website. The KHA full web address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is: https://khuts.org It's easy, just follow these steps for whichever browser you are using: Internet Explorer (Microsoft Window); Safari (Apple Mac), or you may be using a Firefox or a Chrome browser. Step 1. Make sure your bookmarks are displayed, click on the link below and select your browser
How to show the bookmarks or Favourites Bar
Step 2. Add the KHA homepage to the bookmarks bar, click on the link below and select your browser How to create an internet favourite or bookmark You must type in the KHA homepage address exactly as below: https://khuts.org Once you set up a bookmark you can just click that rather than make a Google search.