This is a highly successful and innovative program for Aboriginal students in Years 10-12. The program offers culturally appropriate, structured workplace learning opportunites for Aboriginal students undertaking SACE courses.
Students have the opportunity to work in collaboration with DECD Education Managers and the Museum's Aboriginal staff.
Students develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with school groups visiting the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.
Students can visit the South Australian Museum Archives, meet Aboriginal staff members and investigate how the Aboriginal Family History program is being used in Aboriginal communities today.
Students undertake a special investigation into an area of the Museum that interests them with a special focus on careers, or they can develop a tour of the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery which they present to their friends.
Students visit the Museum store facilities and investigate how the Ara Irititja Project uses new technologies to assist Anangu Pitjantjatjara and Yunkuntjatjara communities to collect and document their history.
Students record their learning experiences using video cameras and ipads.
Feedback and evaluation of the students' participation and achievements throughout the program will be negotiated with students, teachers and Museum staff. Each student will receive a Museum certificate upon completion of the program acknowledging their learning outcomes.
Students can negotiate with their teachers for the learning outcomes to be included as a component of SACE Stage 1 or 2 Community Studies or Aboriginal Studies.