1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 60-hour industry placement once-only
1 Admission into GDPCHM-Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management
1a Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1b Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1c Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator approval is required for enrolment in this topic. Students should apply via
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH8513, ARCH8513A has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic provides students with the opportunity to participate in a range of practical activities associated with undertaking archaeological and cultural heritage management projects. The emphasis in this topic is on obtaining practical experience within a specific workplace setting by working alongside and learning from a practicum mentor. Students will volunteer with researchers, non-profit groups, commercial organisations, and other groups. As part of this topic, students will put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of a specific workplace, widen their professional networks, enhance their employment opportunities through additional training and develop a range of transferable personal and professional skills.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • introduce students to some of the complexities and requirements of professional archaeological practice by embedding them within an archaeology or cultural heritage management project
  • offer students the opportunity to acquire additional training and experience in essential practical elements of the archaeology and cultural heritage management profession, including: field, laboratory and library/archival research; community liaison; data analysis and post-processing, and; project management and administration
  • extend and give further meaning and relevance to students' classroom learning experience
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • demonstrate their practical knowledge of key skills, processes, and requirements of undertaking an archaeology or cultural heritage management project;
  • establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders including archaeologists or cultural heritage managers, community members, and government and non-government organisations;
  • demonstrate first hand awareness of the ethical, legislative, and policy contexts and frameworks relevant to undertaking archaeology and cultural heritage management projects;
  • articulate the requirements of working in a team setting, acquiring the professional and personal attributes necessary to operating successfully in the workplace.