Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management
COVID-19 La Trobe University RTO 3899
Due to COVID-19 restructions the mode of delivery for the Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management currently consists of a blend of online learning and face to face teaching in accordance with University and government guidelines . At this stage we hope to return to face to face program delivery for 2021. If you are interested in the 2021 program, including the Aboriginal Victoria 2020 workshops, please use the contacts and links on this page, and you will be provided with further information.
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 Aboriginal Victoria (AV).
8 February - 2 December 2021.
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.
Applications for funded and fee-paying places in 2021 are now open.
In 2021, 14 places in this course will be substantially funded by the Victorian Government through Aboriginal Victoria. To be considered for a place applicants must meet Aboriginal Victoria criteria for funding eligibility. These are the criteria:
- Applicants must successfully complete the Aboriginal Victoria three-day Introductory Workshop to Cultural Heritage Management. Contact email@example.com 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 Maddy Maitri on 0435658008 to discuss this option.
Due to the high demand for a limited number of places, late applications might not be considered.
Please note: 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.
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 or contact the Program Manager on (03) 9479 2806 to discuss this option.
Units of Competency offered in 2020 (conditional upon receipt of State Government funding)
Provide first aid
Inspect and monitor cultural places
Participate in WHS processes
Facilitate meetings in the property industry
Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications
Work effectively in the cultural heritage industry
Investigate cultural heritage landscapes and environments
Identify and describe cultural heritage materials
Manage the discovery of human skeletal remains
Review assessments for legislative compliance
Contribute to the conservation of cultural heritage places
Move and store collection material
Implement preventive conservation strategies
Senior Educator, Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management
Archaeology Program, Bundoora, VIC, 3086
T: 03 9479 2806
- AQIS Benchmarking Report 2015 [PDF 159KB]
- Learner Engagement and Employer Satisfaction - 2017 [PDF 6KB]
This sample represents 100% of this organisation's training delivery in the 2017 calendar year. The students and employers surveyed for these indicators were selected by this organisation in accordance with national guidelines.
- Learner Engagement and Employer Satisfaction - Complete Report - 2017 [PDF 212KB]
- Victorian Skills Gateway
- La Trobe University VET policies and procedures, including Complaints and Appeals
To obtain documents in an alternate format please contact Maddy Maitri:
T: 03 9479 2806
Further resources can found on the Aboriginal Victoria websites.