Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Accredited Oral History Training now available in Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) Sector

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Accredited Oral History Training Winter School in Broome - 14th-16th June 2016

RECORD AND DOCUMENT COMMUNITY HISTORY AHCILM404A is now available to be taught Australia wide.
It comprises three workshops with assessments to be completed.

Practical tasks to be completed to gain the qualification include:

Course Costs

Course costs will be determined by the organisation hosting the training.


Trainees or participants who complete the three workshops, an interview and their assessment workbooks will be awarded their certificate issued by the Goolarri Media Enterprises (GME) Registered Training Organisation No.51278.[i]

Recognition of prior learning

If you have completed other oral history courses, workshops or interviews you can apply for recognition of prior learning' (RPL). RPL is a way of using your existing skills, knowledge and experience to gain your formal qualification. You will be required to meet the performance criteria for the unit of competency Record and Document Community History AHCILM404A. 

The cost : $180 no GST applicable

Qualifications required to teach

To teach the accredited oral history course trainers must hold the following qualifications:

A Diploma of Teaching or Bachelor of Education provides you with the skills to teach adults but does not give you the correct credentials to teach, train and assess within Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. 

For further details and advice how to proceed contact 
Elaine Rabbitt  elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au  

Having your knowledge and expertise recognised professionally and gaining the certification is a stepping stone for further learning and possible employment opportunities to teach the accredited course\

[i]Rabbitt, Elaine (2015, June), Record and Document Community History: A nationally accredited oral history training course. GME Broome, Western Australia

Accredited Oral History Training Winter School in Broome
14th-16th June 2016

Enjoy a unique Broome experience at the Goolarri Media Enterprises oral history winter school. The winter school comprises three consecutive workshops and upon successful completion participants are awarded with a nationally recognised statement of attainment: AHCILM404A Record and Document Community History, issued by Goolarri RTO No: 51278

The training will be delivered by Dr Elaine Rabbitt who has developed the course.

Who should attend?

Those wanting to gain an accredited oral history qualification; Community members, historians, museum and interpretive centre staff, librarians, students and academics.

Course Costs

$395 (NO GST) Includes enrolment fees, resources, participant handbook, assessment

Course inquiries contact Elaine: Ph: 0439985229 or elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au 

Photo Jodi Nerdoff, a graduate of the nationally
oral history program.