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AIM705 - Heritage Practice: Fundamentals


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Billy Griffiths




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

On campus students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week, including a minimum of 1 scheduled online seminar each trimester


The Unit introduces the practices of cultural heritage management for places and landscapes, and develops practical and critical skills related to values-based management. While focused on Australian practices, these are considered within global and regional contexts. The Study Guide topics consider a wide array of heritage places, including buildings and cities, archaeological sites, Indigenous cultural heritage, industrial heritage, sacred places and landscapes. 


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Assess the cultural significance and construct a statement of significance for a heritage place

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Understand the structure and purpose of conservation management plans, and prepare useful values-based management policies for a heritage place

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Demonstrate a familiarity with current Australian and international practice in conservation management planning for heritage places, including the application of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship


Apply the characteristics of good practice in conservation management planning, including related ethical issues

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


Effectively communicate international and Australian heritage processes and concepts in written form

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quiz 1   10% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Quiz 2   10% Week 9
Assessment 3 - Report 2000 words 40% Week 6
Assessment 4 - Essay 2000 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIM705 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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