Flinders University - Graduate Program
Training provided - Accredited courses
|Training package||Unit title||Unit code|
|Level 8||AQF Vocational Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma in Archaeology OR Cultural Heritage Management|
|Level 9||AQF Masters Degree (Research or CourseWork) in Archaeology OR Cultural Heritage Management|
Flinders University staff are experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.
Our key staff include Assoc. Prof. Heather Burke (Director), Dr Alice Gorman, Dr Amy Roberts and Dr Mick Morrison. All hold Doctoral Degrees in archaeology and have extensive industry experience in the fields of historical and Indigenous archaeology, cultural heritage management, native title and Indigenous land and sea management.
Please refer to http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/the-department/staff/staff_home.cfm for more details on individual staff members. Our program also benefits from our close relationship with the Department of Archaeology which includes a broader range of specialist staff who routinely teach into our Graduate Program.
The Graduate Program in Archaeology has been operating since 2007 and is an extension of our longer-term undergraduate offerings in archaeology (since 1980). The program aims to service those who may have existing qualifications or experience but are seeking further accredited training in archaeology and cultural heritage management. We recognise that many Indigenous people have significant experience in diverse areas including on-ground heritage management work, but may lack formal University level academic qualifications. We openly accept such students into our program by recognising prior learning and we also encourage all Indigenous students enrolled in our programs to seek support from the Yunggorendi First Nations Centre which offers orientation and tutorial assistance.
All of our staff have long-term experience in delivering archaeology and heritage management training to Indigenous people both informally through on-ground projects and community liaison work, and formally through accredited higher education programs. All of our staff have ongoing projects with Indigenous communities in various parts of Australia.
Many Indigenous students in our program choose to enrol in one of our Graduate Certificates (four full time topics) which can be later converted into a more advanced degree (Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree). Students in this program can access a broad range of offerings including both generic topics in archaeology and heritage management such as 'Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management', 'Archaeological Field Methods', 'Advanced Field Methods', 'Grants and Sponsorships' and 'Heritage Management Planning'. We also offer a number of more specialised topics focussing upon Indigenous heritage issues such as our Rock Art, Indigenous archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology field schools, as well as conventional topics 'Indigenous Archaeology' and 'Indigenous Heritage Management'. A large proportion of our topics (including all of those outlined here) are offered in distance mode or as one to two week intensives. This allows students in who have other commitments or who live remotely greater access to our program. As such, it is well suited to Indigenous students in rural or remote locations.
Flinders University has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at October 2011).
PLEASE NOTE: The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers is provided for information only. The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities does not endorse or recommend any listed training provider on the Register or warrant that any providers are suitable or appropriately qualified. Organisations should conduct their own procurement processes before choosing or engaging a trainer. Information on the Register is as provided by the listed training providers.
About the Register
The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers has been developed as a resource for Indigenous land and sea managers who want to undertake training in cultural heritage management.
Please contact us if you wish to be included on the register, or if you or your organisation is included on the Register and you would like to update any details. Email: workingoncountry@