Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
This topic is a practicum, which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during a full week, including two weekends, and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners. SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation. The body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.
The practicum will be based in Gold Coast, Queensland, with the support of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and the Gold Coast City Council. Please see websites for more details:
The students will focus on recording and investigating the origin of a section of wreck recovered in 1974. While it was popularly regarded as part of the 1846 wreck of Coolangatta, there has been a long held debate that it could also represent the partial remains of the Heroine (1897). Both vessels were built in NSW and share some characteristics, although were constructed 50 years apart.
The Coolangatta is an early shipwreck for SE QLD (1846). The entry for the Coolangatta in the ANSDB can be found at: https://dmzapp17p.ris.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=2347&action=expandAll
The project will provide students with an opportunity to develop their skills in:
This topic aims to:
Provide graduate students with the opportunity for additional training in practical aspects of maritime archaeology and the opportunity to apply their theoretical classroom learning to “real world” situations.
Room and Board Arrangements
Overseas Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8159, which is a 4.5 unit topic.
Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution.
Non-Flinders University Australian Students should be able to receive credit at their home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5 unit Flinders University postgraduate topic.
There are different costs associated with this course depending on your enrollment: Flinders University Students: the normal 4.5 unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS). Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees. Overseas Participants AUD $3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST). Non-Flinders University Australian Students AUD $1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST). Practicum Fee TBA Additional costs TBA
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered 4.5 units