AIM733 - Applied Heritage Project

Unit details

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2021 unit information

Offering information:

Not offered 2021, re-offered 2022

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 3: Steven Cooke

Students must contact unit chair for permission to enrol and must have completed 4-credit points of study

Incompatible with: AIM718
Typical study commitment:

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

The unit will also incorporate a week long study intensive at Port Arthur.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Learning experiences are by students attending a 5-day intensive & also via CloudDeakin


This unit provides students with an opportunity to work as a team on a specific heritage project. The project, developed in consultation with industry partners, will allow students to demonstrate a holistic approach to the identification, conservation, interpretation and management of cultural heritage.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Work effectively and collaboratively with others in the Cultural heritage field, while still maintaining responsibility for your own learning

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Analyse and address Cultural Heritage issues as a critically reflexive scholar and practitioner, taking into consideration cultural and socio-economic diversity, social and environmental responsibility and application of the highest ethical standards

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship


Effectively communicate the findings and analysis of cultural heritage concepts in oral and written form

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

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 - Online quiz   10% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Group) - Assignment 10 minute presentation
(2000 word
or equivalent)
40% At the end of the intensive component
Assessment 3 - Essay 2500 words 50% 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 online unit has learning resources available in a specific and custom-built site within Cloud Deakin. They incorporate relevant contextual information, links to specific readings and other Cloud-based unit content, activities designed to facilitate critical engagement with the unit content and which encourage students to apply their developing understanding of cultural heritage to professional contexts. An online discussion forum is available throughout the trimester so that students can actively prepare, discuss and reflect on the project being developed.  

Essential Learning Resources

Relevant material related to this unit will be posted online via the Cloud Deakin site. 

Ambrose, T. & Paine, C. (2018) Museum Basics: An international handbook ICOM/Routledge, London & New York (e-book) Copy ordered for the library

Lord, B. & Lord, G. D. (2009) The Manual of Museum Management, Altamira, Walnut Creek CA, London. (e-book)

Pearson, M. & Sullivan, S. (1995) Looking after heritage places: the basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administrators, Carlton, Melbourne University Press

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