Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management

Get the skills and knowledge required to work in the cultural heritage industry. This is a nationally accredited qualification open to Aboriginal people.


Delivered by La Trobe University, this course supports the training requirements of Aboriginal people working with Aboriginal cultural heritage. This course also provides a pathway to higher education.

You'll get to travel around Victoria, exploring local cultural heritage 'On Country' with Traditional Owners, Elders and cultural heritage professionals.

You'll receive a powerful and unique learning environment, both in the classroom and out in the field.

Core units

  • provide first aid
  • inspect and monitor cultural places
  • participate in Workplace Health and Safety processes
  • facilitate meetings in the property industry
  • use maps, plans, drawings and specifications
  • work effectively in the cultural heritage industry
  • investigate cultural heritage landscapes and environments
  • identify and describe cultural heritage materials
  • manage the discovery of human skeletal remains
  • review assessments for legislative compliance
  • contribute to the conservation of cultural heritage places


  • move and store collection material
  • implement preventive conservation strategies

This course takes place in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

  1. Applications for 2020 are now open


Reviewed 29 October 2019

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