Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Accredited Oral History Training

Each year our Western Australian Branch runs a nationally accredited oral history training course through the Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.

The training is delivered over two days by Dr Elaine Rabbitt. Further information is available on the WA branch website

See Current Courses:

Broome Annual Oral History Winter School    Dates: 13 – 15 June 2017

Thinking of heading north and escaping winter this year? Have you thought about coming to Broome?

Why not enrol in the new accredited Oral History training course being delivered in Broome this dry season?

Course costs: $350 for OHA members and students $395 for others (includes membership to OHA-WA).

Those who complete the workshop, an interview and their assessment workbook, will be awarded their certificate issued by the Goolarri Media Enterprises (GME) Registered Training Organisation No.51278. Your certificate will be recognised nation-wide under the Australian Quality Framework.

Student accommodation is available at Notre Dame University – $70 per night – share house.

For further information and to register contact
Dr Elaine Rabbitt OHAA-WA Committee Member: elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au  
Ph: 0439985229.


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.

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. 

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 AHCILM404.  The cost : $180 no GST applicable

Record and Document Community History AHCILM404
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]

For further details and advice how to proceed contact 

Dr. Elaine Rabbitt OHAA-WA Committee Member  elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au  Ph: 0439985229

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

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