Revitalise Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures by connecting past and present. Search for traces of history and collaborate with communities to protect and maintain these vital sites for generations to come.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Protect places of cultural significance
Follow cultural protocols
Apply knowledge of legislation to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander work sites
Identify, document and maintain Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sites, objects, and landscapes
Consult with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Complete 160 hours of work placement
Explore historical sites
Conduct careful field investigations
Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities to restore and revitalise cultural heritage
Identify and record Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sites, objects and cultural landscapes
Move and store artefacts
Maintain cultural sites
Opportunities to uncover and help conserve precious historical sites
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Depending on where you choose to study, there may be additional campus specific entry requirements for this qualification. You must meet these entry requirements before you enrol.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A commitment to preserving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
An interest in inspecting, maintaining and documenting cultural and heritage sites
Sensitivity to the cultural diversities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
Great communication skills
A collaborative nature
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ranger, Heritage field officer, Environmental consultant and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander tour guide
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 9 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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