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What you will learn

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As heritage schemes, ideas of cultural value, and technologies evolve, new approaches to heritage management are emerging.

This course is ideal for professionals from a range of sectors – including urban planning, construction, asset management and architecture – wanting to learn contemporary tools and approaches for working with heritage.

Due to its industry alignment, the course may be recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by a number of bodies.

Explore traditional and emerging heritage approaches

Gain a multidisciplinary insight into heritage management and explore traditional and emerging approaches to cultural heritage values. Examine approaches from the fields of digital heritage and history, architecture and planning, environmental psychology, ethnography, sociology and geography.

Apply robust methods and tools to interpret heritage values

Explore methods for identifying, assessing, documenting, conserving and interpreting values of the tangible and intangible aspects of heritage sites and areas. Explore and adopt the framework of Australia’s Burra Charter and apply other robust methods and tools to assess the cultural heritage values of a place.

Examine the concepts of authenticity and integrity

Using Australian and international case studies, examine new kinds of evidence that can inform conservation decisions. Consider the concepts of authenticity and integrity in urban and architectural heritage, and how these are evolving.

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.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Urban and Cultural Heritage series

This series is delivered by the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage, drawing upon the Centre's world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise. It is designed to provide a rich understanding of applied heritage management and urban and architectural conservation, and an opportunity to learn within a multidisciplinary cohort of engaged professionals. The series provides a pathway into the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take New Approaches for Heritage Significance 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.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with New Approaches for Heritage Significance, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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