The Graduate Programs in Archaeology and Heritage Management and Maritime Archaeology are  characterised by a strong involvement from industry. Our Industry Partners regularly host our students for Directed Studies and thesis projects, run Master Classes, and support our research and teaching programs in a variety of other ways.

Our Industry Partners include:

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division, Dept of Premier and Cabinet, SA Government

The Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division are an original Industry Partner in the Graduate Programs of CHM and Archaeology. They regularly provide our students with Directed Study projects and offer guest lectures relating to Indigenous heritage management in SA.

 Adjahdura Narungga Heritage Group

Adjahdura Narungga Heritage Group support RHD student research projects. They also provide cultural advice on various projects.

Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd

Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd have generously supported Masters and Honours thesis projects for our students, as well as our programs in general. Their excavations in association with the Adelaide City Council at the site of the Beresford Arms Hotel in Gilles Street, Adelaide, revealed details of one of the oldest buildings left in Adelaide City, dating back to 1840.

Australian Landscape Trust


The Australian Landscape Trust is supporting field schools and Directed Study projects on the archaeology and heritage management of Calperum and Taylorville Stations near Renmark, South Australia. The Australian Landscape Trust is a non-profit, philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting improved management of Australia’s natural resources for the benefit of regional communities and the broader environment

Barngarla Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation

The BNTHAC is working with graduate students on Directed Studies projects and field schools relating to the Eyre Peninsula and the site of Lutheran missionary Clamor Schurmann's Native School outside Port Lincoln.

 Blackwood Heritage Consulting provide Directed Studies opportunities for our students.

Comber Consultants Pty Ltd

Comber Consultants Pty Ltd generously sponsors an annual prize in the Department of Archaeology for the best thesis awarded each calendar year in the Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management program.

Cosmos Archaeology

Cosmos Archaeology is an Australian based archaeological consulting company working nationally and internationally on archaeological projects. Specialising in both historical and maritime archaeology, Cosmos Archaeology is one of only a handful of Australian heritage consultancies with qualified maritime archaeologists on staff with ADAS certification. Cosmos Archaeology has employed several of our graduates students in the past on archaeological projects and recently provided industry expertise through assisting with the annual Maritime Field School. 

Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (SA)

Different sections of DEWNR support the Graduate Programs. Staff from DEWNR also offer guest lectures and work closely with Archaeology staff to develop Directed Studies projects for students.

Derwent Valley Council (Tasmania)

The DVC sponsors annual historical archaeological field schools at New Norfolk, working on the historic site of Willow Court, Australia's oldest, continuously used asylum.

First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region Native Title Claim Group

The First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region Native Title Claim Group work closely with staff and students on the Calperum research project. Community members contribute via the provision of cultural advice, field work monitoring and reserach design

heh Pty Ltd

The Directors of HEH have been involved in archaeological and environmental research and consulting in arid South Australia for more than 30 years. Since 2007 HEH has been conducting a major research-oriented survey and salvage project for BHP Billiton at Olympic Dam. A Flinders graduate has been a key member of their team since 2010 and in 2012 Mick McKenzie, their Kuyani team member, completed a Graduate Certificate in Archaeology.

Members of the HEH team have presented seminars and master classes on their Olympic Dam work at Flinders. One of the Directors, Dr Philip Hughes, is a Senior Research Associate in the Department.

Heritage Tasmania

Heritage Tasmania co-ordinates historic heritage strategy and activity, supports the Tasmanian Heritage Council to implement the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995, and facilitates the development of the historic heritage sector in Tasmania.  They are part of the Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment and employ a range of professional and administrative staff, including archaeologists, architects, historians and administrators. In 2013 Heritage Tasmania hosted a practicum student completing ARCH8518.

Integrated Heritage Services

Integrated Heritage Services, via the principal consultant Dave Mott, contributes to our Course Advisory Committee.

C.R. Kennedy

C.R. Kennedy are distributors of Leica Geosystems surveying systems. They generously supply specialist surveying equipment for field schools.

Kallinyalla Parnkalla Land Sea Aboriginal Corporation

Kallinyalla Parnkalla Land Sea Aboriginal Corporation are working with students involved in documenting sites and objects from the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Kingston House

Kingston House is one of South Australia's oldest surviving nineteenth century homes. They have sponsored students to work on aspects of their collection for Directed Studies projects.

Mallala Museum and Mallala and Districts Historical Committee

In conjunction with the Mallala and Districts Historical Committee and the Mallala Museum students are recording the site of the Seven Stars Hotel in Malllala. The site was recorded and excavated in 2012.

Mannum Aboriginal Community Association Inc

The Mannum Aboriginal Community Association Inc. became an Industry Partner in 2010, hosting a Master Class at two of the most iconic archaeological sites in South Australia—Ngaut Ngaut (formerly Devon Downs) and Tungawa (Fromm's Landing). They have also hosted numerious rock art field schools and continue to provide cultural tours to students in the topic Archaeology of the First Australians.

City of Marion

Several students have completed  Directed Studies projects as part of the Marion Cultural Heritage Project, which documented the places, activities and memories that are important to the people of Marion.

Migration Museum

The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia's diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities.

 Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation support student RHD projects. They have also contributed to the Directed Studies program.

National Trust of Australia (SA)

The National Trust of South Australia have generously supported Directed Studies opportunities for students in the Archaeology, CHM and Maritime Archaeology graduate programs.

Ngadjuri  Elders Heritage and Land Care Council Inc

Ngadjuri Elders Heritage and Land Care Council Inc have sponsored students on many field schools to the mid-north of South Australia, as well as worked with them on Directed Studies, Heritage Management Planning and other projects.

Ngadjuri Walpa Juri Land and Heritage Association Inc.

Ngadjuri Walpa Juri Land and Heritage Association Inc have worked with undergraduate and graduate students on field schools, as well as sponsoring other, more detailed projects on aspects of Indigenous connections to place in the mid-north of South Australia.

Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation

Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation have collaborated with staff and students in the Archaeology Department on numerous research projects since the appointment of Dr Amy Roberts in 2010, including fish trap research and a maritime cultural landscape study.

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

PAHSMA are currently working with our students on Directed Study and Masters thesis projects.

Ships of Discovery

Ships of Discovery is a non-profit research organisation based out of Corpus Christi, Texas that focuses on maritime archaeology from the early colonial periods in the U.S., Caribbean, and Pacific to the present. Through Ships of Discovery staff have received grants for research in Saipan, CNMI. SoD have provided our students with opportunities to develop their field skills through joint projects in Saipan.

South Australian Museum

The SA Museum has developed a number of Directed Studies projects for students  interested in museum collections and the interpretation and presentation of archaeological materials to the public. The Museum also facilitates access to archaeological collections and allows  students to volunteer in order to gain experience in collections management.

South Australian Native Title Services Ltd


SANTS has provided Directed Studies projects for our students.

City of Unley - Unley Museum

Several students have completed projects with the Unley Museum. Projects have included an assessment of the archaeological collections from the former Fern Avenue Jam Factory, research on the history of garden fences in Unley, and on the history of afternoon tea for various exhibitions.

Vivienne Wood Heritage Consultant

Vivienne Wood’s company has funded Indigenous community members involved in the Calperum Station Project to attend the AAA2016 conference. Craig Westell has also volunteered on the latter project – contributing significant energy and expertise to the research.

Wallis Heritage Consulting

Led by former staff member, and current adjunct, Lynley Wallis, Wallis Heritage Consulting became an Industry Partner in 2012. WHC offers numerous Directed Study projects across a range of topics in archaeology and CHM. WHC also sponsors the Wallis Heritage Consulting Prize, which is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in the core topic, ARCH2106: Field Methods.

Wessex Archaeology


Wessex Archaeology is a limited company and Registered Charity based in the United Kingdom who provide quality archaeological and heritage services. Wessex Archaeology’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Paul Baggaley is Adjunct Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology and delivers teaching and supervision in applied methods of marine geophysics for archaeology at Flinders.