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Graduates ready to protect Victoria's Aboriginal cultural heritage

Eighteen Aboriginal Victorians are ready for careers protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage after graduating in December from the Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management qualification.

The 2017 graduates are the eighth cohort of students to complete the course and have demonstrated their dedication to the protection and preservation of Victoria’s rich and diverse Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The first of its kind in Australia, the program was developed and funded by the Victorian Government in partnership with La Trobe University and is delivered by university academics, Traditional Owners and cultural heritage industry professionals.

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management is also nationally recognised and demonstrates self-determination in action by putting Aboriginal people at the centre of the decision making in the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage. 

Victoria is currently home to around 37,000 registered Aboriginal heritage places and this program is another way that the Victorian Government is supporting the proper management of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

More than $2.5 million has been allocated by the Victorian Government to support the delivery of the Certificate IV program over the past five years.

Find out more about the Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Managaement.

Photo: The class of 2017