PROFESSIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY

ARC5PRO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with a practical introduction to the role played by archaeology in the heritage industry. Students are introduced to the conceptual and procedural skills required to work effectively as a professional archaeologist. Students will review the development of cultural heritage management, the main provisions of legislation and policy relating to archaeology in Australia, and the role and responsibilities of Indigenous communities, government departments and other stake-holders. Students will develop skills in preparing Cultural Heritage Management Plans and will consider ethical and OHS issues of the archaeological workplace.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWork with a team to complete a spreadsheet comparing heritage legislation around Australia and overseas.  Contribute to the development of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan for a local place.  Complete a Job Safety Analysis for a fieldtrip.  Participate in role-play scenarios about potential impacts on a variety of heritage places, write an essay evaluating options for arriving at management recommendations.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Masters of Professional Archaeology (AMPA) or Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology (AGPA) or Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology (ACPA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Archaeological Sites: Conservation and Management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorS. Sullivan & R. Mackay

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherGETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

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Source locationN/A

Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLydon, J. & Ireland, T.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIAN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING MELBOURNE, 2005

ISBNN/A

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The Burra Charter: the Australia ICOMOS charter for the conservation of places of cultural significance

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWalker and Marquis-Kyle

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIA ICOMOS INC.

ISBNN/A

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URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the range of heritage values considered important by Australians and the legislative means of protecting them.
02. Understand the policies and practices applicable to archaeology in the management of heritage places in Victoria.
03. Identify common safety issues pertaining to the archaeological workplace and means of mitigating them.
04. Balance the values and viewpoints of a range of stakeholder groups including Aboriginal communities, descendant communities, and clients when recommending management outcomes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 18 - 19
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 19 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 12 - 19
Six 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 12 to week 19 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word literature review and heritage legislation matrix

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word contribution to a Cultural Heritage Management Plan including site card

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

One 3,000-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Smith

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 18 - 19
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 19 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 12 - 19
Six 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 12 to week 19 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word literature review and heritage legislation matrix

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word contribution to a Cultural Heritage Management Plan including site card

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

One 3,000-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4