Protecting Heritage Places - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit introduces you to the Australian Heritage Council's 'Protecting Heritage Places' kit. The unit equips you with a framework for developing understanding and protective strategies for places of national environmental or cultural significance. You will prepare a Draft Management Plan for a heritage place of your choice, using the Protecting Heritage Places methodology.

Throughout the Study Period you will be required to submit minor assignments, upon which advice and feedback will be provided to inform the development of your management plan. The 'Protecting Heritage Places' kit is accessible through links on the website of the Australian Heritage Council, Department of the Environment:

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At the completion of this unit students will be:

  1. able to understand The Burra Charter values which guide assessment of heritage places
  2. familiar with the 'Protecting Heritage Places' kit and methodology, and be able to use it in community heritage work contexts.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (50%)
  • Journal (10%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is heritage
2Heritage conservation
3Choosing your place and planning your project
4Who has an interest?
5What do you need to know?
6Why is this place important?
7What are the issues?
8What do you want to achieve?
9What do you need to do?
10Where to from here?

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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