Heritage Studies (Local History)

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Heritage Studies (Local History) provides a focused follow up to related units and courses, and is delivered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia.

During this online unit, you will develop an understanding of a range of issues related to the field of local history, including the links between oral history and cultural memory, ethical and legal considerations, methods of archival research, and the purpose of studying local history.

Assessment methods are varied and tailored and include an interview, presentation, and exercises, alongside essays. This ensures a holistic approach to the topic and suitability to a wide variety of learning styles.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in History Teaching course

Areas of study

In this Heritage Studies (Local History) unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Developing a research project
  • Using oral history
  • Documentary sources
  • Writing the research project

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in History Teaching, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will further develop research skills established at undergraduate level, deepening your understanding of the issues surrounding local history and therefore improving your ability to teach related topics at all levels. Your research skills will also become more refined as you further develop your ability to correctly interpret and evaluate information rapidly.

You will also develop the ability to critically analyse complex textual, visual and oral evidence at an advanced level. This versatile skill will make you attractive to a range of career paths, including education, the law, and the heritage sector.

Your ability to communicate your findings will also become more varied and dynamic, as you utilise different mediums to effectively engage with differing audiences. This ability to communicate answers and ideas will further develop your ability to frame and propose advanced historical questions.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Heritage Studies (Local History) from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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