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A sound grasp of law and policy is key when managing heritage places or collaborating with heritage specialists.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for professionals from a range of sectors – including urban planning, construction, asset management and architecture – seeking a solid grounding in the urban and cultural heritage legal and policy environment, including heritage schemes and the key players in the field.

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

Examine local, state and national heritage laws

Gain accessible insights into key local, state and national heritage laws and policies you'll encounter when collaborating with heritage specialists and managing change at heritage places. Examine statutory requirements from a Victorian perspective, while also exploring national and global contexts.

Understand heritage processes and schemes

Review state heritage nominations and permit processes. Consider local area heritage overlays and structure plans, as well as local and state heritage arbitration processes. Understand the development of Australian statutory heritage schemes in relationship to places, architecture, precincts and landscapes.

Review different heritage categories

Consider the statutory relationship between different categories of heritage including built environment, Aboriginal heritage, and natural heritage.

Explore real-world case studies

Explore architecture listings (Footscray Psychiatric Hospital and State Library of Victoria), area studies (in City of Melbourne and Mount Alexander Shire), renewal areas (Arden Precinct and Pentridge Prison), world heritage examples (Royal Exhibition Centre and Budj Bim) and contested places (Windsor Hotel and Beaumaris Modern).

Apply statutory heritage processes

Gain the knowledge needed to apply key statutory heritage processes to real-life scenarios. Consider state and local heritage law and policy in both metropolitan and regional areas and reflect on emerging challenges to the regulation of heritage.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics 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 Statutory 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.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Statutory Heritage, 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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