1 x 5-day intensive workshop per semester
1 Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
1a Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1b Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1c Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1d Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
ARCH8010 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic is an advanced practicum which provides students with additional opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. After having successfully completed ARCH 8159 Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum, students may participate in these projects. This advanced practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. Each project is unique and will involve up to six students and 1-2 Flinders staff. This topic will be taught in intensive mode from 1-3 weeks and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners.

Note: SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation.
Educational aims
The primary educational aim of this topic is to provide graduate students with more opportunities for advanced training in practical aspects of maritime archaeology and the opportunity to apply their theoretical classroom learning to 'real world' situations.

The topic also aims to:

  • introduce students to professional maritime archaeologists and the breadth and depth of their job descriptions. This should help students develop a sense of workplace culture, and understand the utility of developing reasoning and research skills for future use in the workplace

  • expose students to the range and variety of field projects, methodologies and practical skills necessary for conducting maritime archaeology and give further meaning and relevance to their classroom learning experiences
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have:

  • become "workplace literate" acquiring the practical and technical skills for conducting maritime archaeology fieldwork

  • gained a better understanding for the legal and ethical responsibilities that accompany the profession

  • created professional relationships with maritime archaeologists currently working in the field and gain an understanding of their workplace and job descriptions

  • enhanced their employment prospects by acquiring field experience

  • developed an appreciate for working in a team setting, acquiring the personal and professional attributes necessary to work with others to complete tasks