Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Accredited Oral History Training

Each year the Oral History Western Australia runs nationally accredited oral history training courses through the Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.

The workshops provides an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the practicalities of oral history and gain nationally recognised certification. This is a stepping stone for further learning and possible employment opportunities.

The training is delivered by Dr Elaine Rabbitt and Doug Ayre. Elaine has developed the oral history training package for AHCILM404 Record and Document Community History, drawn from the wealth of oral history teaching materials that are available in Australia and overseas.

Further information is available on the WA branch website.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning how to do professional oral history interviews: 

This is an elective for Certificate III & IV Screen & Media.


2020 courses


Facilitator: Elaine Rabbitt PhD Oral History, OH-WA

Dates: 23-24 March 2020

Time: 10:00 am am to 4:00 pm 

Location: Community Media Training Organisation (RTO ID 91800), 3/44/-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW 

Further information and to register:

Contact Emma Couch on emma@cmto.org.au or visit https://www.cmto.org.au/latest/824-accredited-oral-history-training-2020.html


Facilitator: Elaine Rabbitt and Doug Ayre 

Dates: 28-29 March 2020

Time: 10:00 am am to 4:00 pm 

Location: Scout Heritage Centre of WA, 133 Scarborough Rd, Mr Hawthorn, WA 

Further information and to register:

Contact Dr Elaine Rabbitt: elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au  


Facilitator: Elaine Rabbitt and Arthur Hunter (sound recordist)

Dates: Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 June 2020

Time: 8:30 am am to 2:30 pm 

Location: Goolarri Media Enterprises, 3 Blackman St, Broome, Western Australia 

Further information and to register:

Contact Dr Elaine Rabbitt: elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au