Protecting Heritage Places is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. Its central focus is to equip you with a range of protective strategies for natural environments of distinctive cultural importance. By applying the principles of the Protecting Heritage Places kit to a site of your choice, you will learn the fundamental themes and be confident in applying them in the real world.
To begin with, you will gain an understanding of the definition of heritage and how and why we need to preserve it. Following this, you will choose your place and plan your project, considering key question such as ‘why is it important?’ and ‘what do I need to know?’ You will also be tasked with creating a long-term vision for the future of the space.
Ultimately, completing Protecting Heritage Places arms you with the essential theoretical frameworks required to ensure beautiful spaces stay that way for years to come. Upon completion of the unit, you will be able to apply these skills in the real world, as the learning process has strong vocational elements.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this Protecting Heritage Places unit, the topics you will study include:
What is heritage
Choosing your place and planning your project
Who has an interest?
What do you need to know?
Why is this place important?
What are the issues?
What do you want to achieve?
What do you need to do?
Where to from here?
This unit is not a requirement in any courses but may be eligible for credit. 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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To anybody dreaming of protecting the shared beauty of our landscape for future generations, nothing can prepare you better than this unit. To begin with, you will finish with a comprehensive understanding of the approved Protecting Heritage Places kit, commissioned by the Australian Heritage Council. Additionally, you will also have experience of drafting your own management plan, showing employers involved in conservation that you are able to succeed in your chosen career.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Protecting Heritage Places 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 or HECS-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 OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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