Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to concepts, processes and outcomes of cultural heritage management. We take a holistic approach to identifying, assessing and managing the tangible heritage of built and archaeological places, landscapes, objects and the intangible heritage of stories, traditional knowledge, songs and language. Using Australian and international case studies we explore core issues in conservation management planning including significance assessment, the inclusion of multiple stakeholders and values, identifying impacts and managing change, interpretation and sustainability. Students will also be introduced to the regulatory framework governing cultural heritage management in Australia and the roles and relationships of various professions involved in the industry.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesParticipate in a workshop exercise of stakeholder role playing in a heritage assessment. Review the national and state heritage registers to identify and summarise major themes in the values of Australian heritage sites. Research and compare State heritage legislation in Australia. Investigate and report on the historical, scientific and cultural significance of a place.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of archaeology or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsARC3ACH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The Illustrated Burra Charter: Good practice for heritage places

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorWalker, M. and Marquis-Kyle, P.




ISBN0957852827, 9780957852822

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Looking after heritage places: The basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administrators

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorPearson, M. and Sullivan, S.




ISBN0 522 84554 1

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate awareness of the diversity of cultural values and approaches to heritage
02. Develop investigative research skills while identifying the range of heritage values considered important to Australians
03. Develop research and analytical skills by compiling a simple database for analysis
04. In a team build strong communication and effective interaction between individuals while assessing various kinds of evidence about the significance of a heritage place

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