Training in WA

Oral History Western Australia (OHWA) offers a range of training opportunities ranging from workshops and seminars to accredited vocational training.

Australian Vocational Education Training

Each year Oral History Western Australia runs nationally accredited oral history training courses through the Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.

The workshops provide an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the practicalities of oral history and gain nationally recognised certification. This is a stepping stone for further learning and possible employment opportunities.

The training is delivered by Dr Elaine Rabbitt, who has developed the oral history training package for AHCILM404 Record and Document Community History, drawn from the wealth of oral history teaching materials that are available in Australia and overseas. The course is an elective for Certificate III & IV Screen & Media.

The workshops are generally held in Perth and Broome, but have also been held in Sydney and online. They are intended for beginners, intermediate and advanced students and those wanting to gain an oral history qualification.

For further information about this training contact Elaine Rabbitt: elaine.rabbitt@gme.com.au

Introductory Workshops

Oral History WA also runs introductory workshops for those wanting to ‘dip their toe’ in the waters of oral history. These workshops are led by members of the OHWA Committee, and cover the basics of planning an interview, oral history ethics, and some hands-on interview practice.

Perth Oral History Training Group November 2020 at the WA Historic Cycle Club Rooms in Ardross.

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