This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.
The residential school is designed to provide students with an opportunity and skills needed to conduct a survey in the field.
Prior to the residential school, the appropriate processes of community engagement will be introduced. For example when dealing with an Indigenous site, a talk by the traditional custodians of the area will occur.
Standard protocols are also learnt. For example those of the Australian Heritage Commission or those of the relevant state government agency when appropriate (e.g.. NSW NPWS protocol when in a National Park)
Students will also undertake a 'mock' survey' to highlight group/individual skills and how problems can arise when undertaking such an exercise.
Students will undertake an actual survey in efforts to locate, describe and record any heritage material that they may come across.