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As ideas of cultural value and technologies evolve, new tools are emerging within heritage and conservation.

This Melbourne MicroCert is for professionals from various sectors – including urban planning, construction, asset management and architecture – seeking practical insights into the latest technologies and approaches for working with historic fabric, structures and places.

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

Discover low and high-tech tools

Explore contemporary applications of low-tech solutions, such as photography and paint scraping. Then consider high-tech tools within architecture, engineering and computer science, such as 3D modelling and building information modelling (BIM).

Explore how tools are used within heritage and conservation

Examine how both low and high-tech solutions are applied in urban and architectural conservation, and their adoption in statutory heritage and values-based approaches. Consider their uses in everyday contexts and extraordinary circumstances, such as fire, conflict and natural disasters.

Apply tools to a heritage place

Understand how these tools and techniques are used for heritage documentation and conservation, and how they can be used to assess cultural value. Drawing on your new knowledge, you'll demonstrate how a range of tools can be applied to a specific heritage place.

Consider the future of tech within the field

Discuss the evolution of technology within heritage and conservation and consider the future directions of the field.

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 Tools for Documenting Heritage Fabric 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 Tools for Documenting Heritage Fabric, 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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