Follow the link below for the application and more information on the field school.
There are TWO (2) enrolment options for this field school:
- Flinders University students, please apply through Flinders Connect as per your other topics – DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE SHORT COURSE PAGE.
- Non-Flinders University applicants please click on the following link to apply:
Please contact Prof. Claire Smith with further questions.
There are no prerequisites for this field school and we welcome applications from people of all nationalities and anyone over the age of 18.
Acceptance is not guaranteed however, as there may be limited places, so please apply early.
We would expect this field school to be of particular interest to:
- Students of archaeology, anthropology, Indigenous studies, heritage studies and other related fields
- Members of the general public with an interest in Australian archaeology, including Indigenous Australian art and culture
Some level of fitness may be necessary depending on which sites we are working on.
Participants should read the expectations and community protocols, available on this page.
Getting credit for a short course
Flinders University Students receive 4.5 units of credit towards their degree.
Overseas short course participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8801, 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 domestic short course participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8801. You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University graduate topic. If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose before attending, as we will be unable to issue an academic transcript.
There are different costs associated depending on your enrolment:
Flinders University Students
a. The normal 4.5-unit topic fee for archaeology and students may choose to defer payment via HECS. Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees.
b. AUD$1,110 * (inclusive of GST) Fieldwork costs (this includes all accommodation, food, travel between Katherine and the field school location, and incidentals).
Overseas Short Course Participants
a. AUD$4,275 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b. AUD$1,110 (inclusive of GST) Fieldwork costs (this includes all accommodation, food, travel between Katherine and the field school location, and incidentals).
Non-Flinders University Domestic Short Course Participants
a. AUD$2,650 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b. AUD$1,110 (inclusive of GST). Fieldwork costs (this includes camping fees, food, travel between Katherine and the field school location, and payments to community teachers).
Paying your field work costs
Please pay your fees for this field school costs by credit card by clicking on the following link: Pay now by Credit card
Cancellation and Refund policy
A refund for field school payments will only be granted if the cancellation of attendance is received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 14 days prior to the field school. There will be no refunds after this date unless accompanied by a medical certificate.
We endeavour to ensure that all information on the field school website and printed material is accurate.
However changes may occur without notice and the topic coordinators and field school organisers accept no responsibility for losses incurred by attendees.
* In accordance with the University’s Charging of Incidental fees Policy students have the choice making their own arrangements for purchasing these items from an alternative Supplier. If you would like to pursue this option please contact the Topic Coordinator in the first instance to discuss. Please note that in many cases Archaeology Field Schools are conducted in remote areas and this can make organising and accessing things like food, accommodation and transport extremely difficult.