National code: AHC32516

Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Relate Aboriginal culture to sites work AHCASW302

  • Move and store Aboriginal cultural material AHCASW310

  • Apply knowledge of relevant legislation to Aboriginal sites work AHCASW313

  • Apply cultural significance to Aboriginal sites and landscapes AHCASW308

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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