• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Guillaume Molle
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

he course provides training opportunities for students in Archaeological Science either as extended  research training in laboratories, or as extended applied vocational placements. The minimum internship period is normally equivalent to 30-40 days of placement, but this may be completed flexibly or part-time. Course aims and outcomes are individually tailored to the student's training need and goals. This commonly provides the key training skills platform on which independent research projects or thesis topics can be subsequently developed. The course may be undertaken on campus, off campus in Australia, or overseas. In all cases the course is designed by the student in consultation with an academic adviser, and is subject to approval.

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate. Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. implement core skills and aspects in laboratory practice acquired during extended laboratory or field training;
  2. understand and implement specific scientific knowledge and approaches within professional archaeological working environments;
  3. integrate learned techniques in archaeological science into contemporary contextualised archaeological frameworks and translate the methods, results and outcomes into a format understandable in industrial and public contexts through an extended piece of writing;
  4. understand and independently implement the scientific techniques learned during the internship period.

Other Information

This course replaces the variable unit course ARCH8036.

Indicative Assessment

A detailed diary/log outlining the daily activities undertaken by the internee, 5000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, & 4]

Essay or report pertaining to the research and training undertaken by the student. This can include imagery archives, professional draft reports, laboratory analytical results and project reports, 10000 words  (60%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, & 4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


260 hours of total student learning time made up from a combination of workshops, attendance at internship placement and applied research and writing. The structure and delivery of contact  hours is dependent on internship type.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARCH8036 and ARCH8042.

You will need to contact the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $6432
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $9180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6890 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10103 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9744 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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