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A key principal of Australian and international heritage and conservation practice is the values-based approach, which has the potential to recognise the diversity of cultural and social values of historic environments and places.
This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for a range of professionals – including urban planning, construction, asset management and architecture – seeking a strong grounding in this leading heritage approach through Australia's Burra Charter.
Due to its industry alignment, the course may be recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by a number of bodies.
Explore the role of the values-based approach
Understand the role and function of the values-based approach to heritage management and, in particular, how it is used to assess cultural significance, especially within Australia. Explore how this approach can recognise diverse values embodied in heritage environments and places.
Understand the Burra Charter and related tools
Explore the Burra Charter (the Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance) – a key document in Australian heritage – as well as international charters and related tools for values-based heritage management. Consider the relationship between the Burra Charter and aesthetic, historic, social, scientific and spiritual values as well as local, state, national and international heritage schemes.
Apply the Burra Charter to a heritage place
Drawing on your new knowledge, you'll identify and assess the cultural significance of a chosen heritage place. Using the Burra Charter and its values-based approach, you'll interrogate the diverse cultural heritage values within the place.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Dr James Lesh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
James is a researcher in urban and cultural heritage and a specialist in the application of values-based conservation. His most recent project focused on Federation Square in Melbourne.
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To take Introduction to Values-Based Heritage as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$1489.99 AUD (inc GST)
Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.
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