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  • Objectives
    The course aims to meet the research needs of graduates with an interest in cultural heritage management. It aims to increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and practical skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in cultural heritage management in a number of specialisations. Students will undertake core topics in management, project management, and legal issues relevant to cultural heritage management. They may also select electives based on their specific interests.The course draws on both theoretical and practical material and provides the opportunity for students to apply both the principles and the practical skills developed during the course.Learning outcomesUpon graduating, students will be equipped to: * enter the workforce as skilled and knowledgeable cultural heritage management professionals; * understand the diverse nature of cultural heritage management and have a range of practical skills relating to the management of cultural heritage; * understand major issues of managing interactions between visitors and heritage sites, including site management, interpretation and visitor management; * undertake their work in an ethical way within the fields of cultural heritage management and/or sustainable tourism practice; * understand and interpret Federal and State Government legislation relating to cultural heritage; * develop tenders and bids and manage cultural heritage or cultural tourism projects; * undertake large-scale research or consultancy projects in the field of cultural heritage management.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold: 1. an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Archaeology, Tourism or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution, and have achieved a grade point average of 5.6 in the upper level topics in the major sequence in Archaeology, Tourism or a closely related discipline, or 2. a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institute in one of the following disciplines and have achieved a grade point average of 5.6 in this award: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Maritime Archaeology or a closely related discipline, or 3. an approved Honours degree in Archaeology, Tourism or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.CREDITStudents who have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management receive 18 units of specified credit towards the course. Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management receive 36 units of specified credit towards the course. Students who have successfully completed the requirements of an approved Honours degree in Archaeology or a closely related discipline may be eligible to receive up to 36 units of credit on admission to the course.Unspecified credit to a maximum of 12 units may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, be granted for candidates who show relevant and extensive experience.The maximum credit which will be granted for any combination of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management and relevant experience will be 36 units.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Cultural Heritage Management
  • Course description
    The Master of Cultural Heritage Management is a 72-unit coursework program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology. The course is offered on a fee-paying basis and may be taken over four semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.

    The Master of Cultural Heritage Management articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Cultural Heritage Management a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    Core Topics

    ARCH8303
        

    Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management, OR
        

    6

    ARCH8310
        

    Heritage Management Planning
        

    6

    ARCH8309
        

    Advanced Research Projects
        

    3

    ARCH8508
        

    Directed Study in Cultural Heritage Management
        

    6

    ARCH8510A
        

    Cultural Heritage Management Research Project, OR
        

    18

    ARCH8510B
        

    Cultural Heritage Management Research Project (Part 1), and
        

    9

    ARCH8510C
        

    Cultural Heritage Management Research Project (Part 2)
        

    9

    ARCH8512A
        

    Research Methods in Archaeology, OR
        

    3

    TOUR8107
        

    Research Methods
        

    6

    PROF8002
        

    Successful Tendering
        

    3

        

    and 6-12 units from:
        

    ARCH8014
        

    Issues in Indigenous Heritage Management
        

    6

    ARCH8107A
        

    Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation
        

    6

    ARCH8310
        

    Heritage Management Planning
        

    6

    TOUR8501
        

    Heritage and Tourism Essentials
        

    6

    LEGL8101
        

    Cultural Heritage and the Law
        

    6

    LEGL8102
        

    Law and Urban Change: The Impact of Built Heritage
        

    6

    Elective topics

    18-27 units from:

    ARCH8014
        

    Issues in Indigenous Heritage Management
        

    6

    ARCH8101
        

    Maritime Archaeology in Australia
        

    6

    ARCH8102
        

    Coastal and Underwater Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8301
        

    The Museum
        

    6

    ARCH8302
        

    Historical Archaeology of Australia
        

    6

    ARCH8304
        

    Historical Archaeological Field School
        

    6

    ARCH8305
        

    Archaeological Field Methods
        

    6

    ARCH8306
        

    Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School
        

    6

    ARCH8307
        

    Introductory Archaeological Geophysics
        

    6

    ARCH8308
        

    Human Osteology
        

    6

    ARCH8501
        

    Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia
        

    6

    ARCH8502
        

    Australian Rock Art Field School
        

    6

    ARCH8503
        

    Advanced Rock Art Field School
        

    6

    ARCH8504
        

    The Archaeology of Art
        

    6

    ARCH8509
        

    Indigenous Australian Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8511
        

    Directed Study in Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8513
        

    Cultural Heritage Practicum, OR
        

    3

    ARCH8513A
        

    Cultural Heritage Practicum
        

    6

    ARCH8514
        

    Cultural Heritage Internship
        

    18

    ARCH8515
        

    Issues in Archaeology, Ethics and Globalisation
        

    6

    ARCH8516
        

    Advanced Archaeology Field School
        

    6

    ARCH8517
        

    The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts
        

    6

    BIOD8005
        

    Advanced Vertebrate Palaeontology
        

    6

    GEOG8008
        

    Geographic Information Systems
        

    6

    CUTU8101
        

    Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
        

    6

    CUTU8507
        

    Sense of Place
        

    6

    ENVS8001
        

    Managing Environments
        

    6

    ENVS8003
        

    Environment Systems
        

    6

    ENVS8004
        

    Australian Environmental Change
        

    6

    ENVS9001
        

    Urban Environment Management
        

    6

    ENVS9003
        

    Sustainable Environmental Management
        

    6

    HIST8002
        

    Heritage and Community History
        

    6

    LEGL7004
        

    Policy Analysis: Legal Issues
        

    6

    LEGL8004
        

    Business Fundamentals
        

    3

    LEGL8101
        

    Cultural Heritage and the Law
        

    6

    LEGL8102
        

    Law and Urban Change: The Impact of Built Heritage
        

    6

    LEGL8105
        

    Business Applications
        

    3

    LEGL8106
        

    Risks: Identification and Management
        

    3

    LEGL8107
        

    The Australian Legal Environment
        

    3

    PROF8000
        

    Professional Writing for Team Projects
        

    3

    PROF8001
        

    Grants and Sponsorship Proposals
        

    3

    PROF8002
        

    Successful Tendering
        

    3

    PROF8003
        

    Contemporary Case Study
        

    3

    PROF8004
        

    Project Management: Developing a Business Plan
        

    3

    PROF8005
        

    Project Management Essentials
        

    3

    PROF8007
        

    Project Management: Budgets
        

    3

    PROF8008
        

    Preparing Professional Presentations
        

    3

    PROF8009
        

    Project Marketing Principles
        

    3

    TOUR8201
        

    Essentials of Interpretation
        

    6

    TOUR8202
        

    Interpretation Practice
        

    6

    TOUR8203
        

    Applied Interpretation
        

    6

    TOUR8205
        

    Tour Guiding
        

    6

    TOUR8206
        

    Service Excellence in Business
        

    6

    TOUR8501
        

    Heritage and Tourism Essentials
        

    6

    TOUR8504
        

    Museums and Audiences
        

    6

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