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Applied Archaeology Australia

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details:  David Guilfoyle
Mobile: 0448 521 221
Registered Training Organisation: Affiliated with Leave No Trace Australia
Training provided in: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and Torres Strait, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Training provided

Non-accredited training delivered
  • Principles of cultural heritage management (Burra Charter basics)
  • Legislation
  • Management planning - process & key steps
  • Developing conservation and management strategies
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Recording oral history
  • Mapping skills and techniques
  • Caring for cultural heritage objects and remains
  • Setting up consultations about heritage with appropriate stakeholders
  • Assessing significance
  • Identifying management issues
  • Identifying and recording evidence of threats and deterioration
  • Identifying and describing cultural materials
  • Monitoring cultural places
  • Rock art conservation
  • Using databases to manage cultural information

Accredited courses

Training packageUnit title Unit code
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate II
Maintain cultural places AHCILM201A
Record information about country AHCILM203A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate III
Propose appropriate use of traditional customs AHCILM301A
Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge AHCILM302A
Conservation & Land Management
- Certificate IV
Implement land and sea management practices AHCILM402A
Inspect and monitor cultural places AHCLPW403A
Protect places of cultural significance AHCILM401A
Report on place of potential cultural significance AHCILM402A
Conservation & Land Management
- Diploma
Implement natural and cultural resource management plans AHCLPW505A
Manage restoration of cultural places AHCILM503A


Applied Archaeology Australia delivers training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.


Applied Archaeology is a team of archaeologists that deliver heritage management training, archaeological methods and on-ground conservation work. The Team works with numerous partners and registered training organisations to develop and deliver practical heritage management training linked to specific and regional natural and cultural resource management issues and targets.

The Managing Director has a Master of Arts in Archaeology and Heritage, and worked for many years with various community groups and organisations developing and delivering heritage management projects.

Training experience

The team has worked since 2005 delivering heritage management units within the Conservation and Land Management course to numerous Indigenous organisations and individuals, most often in collaboration with regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies, registered training organisations and conservation groups. The Managing Director was the coordinator of the award-winning Restoring Connections Project that developed a highly unique and effective training model that directly engaged with Indigenous people and heritage priorities, at the same time as providing accredited training and delivering NRM outcomes. Now operating under Applied Archaeology, this model has been developed further and expanded, and the team work in partnership with Indigenous people and groups to deliver a number of heritage management and training solutions. For a review of the range of projects, please see the website.

Recent experience

Applied Archaeology Australia has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at June 2013).

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