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Unit details

AIM726 - Heritage and Museum Operational Issues

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Cooke




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You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Module 1: The Governance of Museums

  • Governance systems;

  • Organisational structures;

  • Boards, trustees and meetings;

  • Leadership;

  • Reporting and accountability.
Module 2: Business Issues for Museums
  • Sources of finance including shops and catering concessions, admission charges, grants and sponsorship;

  • Financial and risk management;

  • Legal issues;

  • Insurance and indemnity;

  • Occupational health, safety and security systems;

  • Loyalty programs and management of Friends groups.
Module 3: Human Resources Issues for Museums
  • Museum work, and its management;

  • Managing consultants and their work in museums;

  • Working as a consultant to museums;

  • Management of volunteer personnel;

  • Induction schemes for new personnel;

  • Performance appraisal systems for museum personnel.


Three assignments: 2x1500 words each, 30% each and x1 2000 words, 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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