Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management

Course Code: 22452VIC

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management is a nationally accredited qualification which provides training in the skills and knowledge required to work in the cultural heritage industry. It also provides training to enable Registered Aboriginal Parties and other land managers to meet their cultural heritage management obligations under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. La Trobe University, as a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 3899), delivers this course in partnership with First Peoples - State Relations (FPSR) formerly Aboriginal Victoria (AV).

Delivery

Course Dates:

21 February - 9 December 2022

Study Mode:

Full-time equivalent. The course takes 10 months to complete. It is delivered in nine intensive blocks of five days, approximately one month apart, at locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria. If restrictions on face to face learning are reintroduced due to COVID, delivery will switch to online sessions.

Applications

In 2022, 14 places in this course will be substantially funded by the Victorian Government through First Peoples – State Relations. To be considered for a place applicants must meet First Peoples – State Relations criteria for funding eligibility. These are the criteria:

  • Applicants must successfully complete the First Peoples – State Relations three-day Introductory Workshop to Cultural Heritage Management. Contact christina.pavlides@dpc.vic.gov.au for further information.
  • Applicants must be Victorian Aboriginal Traditional Owners or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders resident and/or working in Victoria.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Applicants must also meet La Trobe University eligibility criteria which include the ability to read, write and speak English to a level which will ensure satisfactory participation in the course.

There are also a limited number of fee paying positions open to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. Contact Sharon Cleaves on 0407 758 611 to discuss this option.

Please read the Handbook Information for Students 2022 [PDF 6744KB]

Please complete and return this Expression of Interest 2022 [PDF 522KB]

Due to the high demand for a limited number of places, late applications might not be considered.

This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding from the Department of Education and Training. Eligible students will be enrolled under the Victorian Training Guarantee. This may impact your access to further government subsidised training at Certificate IV level. Your eligibility will be discussed with you at a pre-enrolment interview.

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A Skills Recognition process is available to those students who are offered a place in the course. Recognition of Prior Learning is an assessment process for those who may be able to demonstrate some of the competencies of the course as a result of previous learning, work and life experiences, employment experience and/or previous non-accredited education and training. The process involves self-assessment using an RPL kit, an interview and practical assessment. Applying for RPL is free of charge.

Credit transfer is the process of receiving credit for accredited study previously completed through another Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Students need to provide an original or certified copy of the relevant Certificate and/or Statement of Attainment indicating a competent level of attainment.

Pathways and Employment

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management provides a pathway to both employment and further training and education. Opportunities for employment beyond the qualification include: government agencies, Aboriginal organisations, cultural heritage industry, land management, tourism and museums.

Successful completion of this qualification provides a pathway to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University, where students can select subjects in archaeology along with subjects chosen from a range of other study areas. The Diploma of Arts, offered at regional campuses, provides a one-year course for extended study in Arts and may lead to enrolment in a degree. The Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management can also build a study foundation in a range of courses within the vocational education sector.

Fees

Students who are offered a State government or La Trobe University funded place in this course do not pay fees. Students will be provided with meals, accommodation and reimbursement for transport costs when required to be away from their usual home. All learning materials are provided. There will be no tuition, service or amenities fees payable.

Other places are available on a full fee paying basis, which will also cover the items listed above. Note that VET Fee-Help, HECS or other payment-deferral options are not available for this course.

Please see the Information for Students booklet and or contact Sharon Cleaves on 0407 758 611 or Tya Lovett on 0498 133 972 to discuss this option.

Units of Competency offered in 2022

(conditional upon receipt of State Government funding)

Core Units
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCLPW403 Inspect and monitor cultural places
AHCWHS201 Participate in WHS processes
CPPDSM4045 Facilitate meetings in the property industry
NWPGEN011 Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications
VU22264 Work effectively in the cultural heritage industry
VU22265 Investigate cultural heritage landscapes and environments
VU22266 Identify and describe cultural heritage materials
VU22267 Manage the discovery of human skeletal remains
VU22268 Review assessments for legislative compliance
VU22269 Contribute to the conservation of cultural heritage places
Electives
CUACNM301Move and store collection material
CUAPRE401Implement preventive conservation strategies

Further Information

Tya Lovett
Senior Educator, Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management
Department of Archaeology & History
La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC, 3086
M: 0498 133 972
E: T.Lovett@latrobe.edu.au
Sharon Cleaves
Community Agent, Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management
Department of Archaeology & History
La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC, 3086
T: 03 9479 2806
M: 0407 758 611
E: s.cleaves@latrobe.edu.au

Additional Resources

To obtain documents in an alternate format please contact Sharon Cleaves:
T: 03 9479 2806
M: 0407 758 611
E: s.cleaves@latrobe.edu.au