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Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University, Melbourne Campus

Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers

Contact details: Dr Linda Young, Senior Lecturer, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Kristal Buckley, Lecturer, Cultural Heritage, Dr Steve Cooke, Course Director
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Phone: 03 9251 7130 (Linda), 03 9224 6828 / 0439 361 793 (Kristal)
Registered Training Organisation: No
Training provided in: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and Torres Strait, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Training provided

Non-accredited training delivered
  • Principles of cultural heritage management (Burra Charter basics)
  • Legislation
  • Management planning - process & key steps
  • Developing conservation and management strategies
  • Site recording and documentation
  • Caring for cultural heritage objects and remains
  • Setting up consultations about heritage with appropriate stakeholders
  • Assessing significance
  • Identifying management issues
  • Identifying and recording evidence of threats and deterioration
  • Monitoring cultural places
  • Using databases to manage cultural information

Other: The program has subjects that are adaptable for training formats, including: Heritage Interpretation, Heritage Tourism, Collections, Exhibitions, Virtual Heritage, Museum Operations, Museum Marketing, World Heritage, Heritage & Memory


The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific trainers are non-Indigenous and deliver the training through a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.


Deakin University's Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP) has five academic staff that provide teaching in the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies program:

All teaching staff have post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage and museum studies and significant teaching experience - the qualifications and areas of expertise of staff can be viewed on the website. The teaching staff also have significant industry experience in their areas of expertise.

CHCAP offers post-graduate courses in cultural heritage and museum studies, as well as Higher Degrees by Research (MA, PhD). Many of the course modules are adaptable to training contexts, and CHCAP can tailor training for client organisations by arrangement. Coursework is provided at the Melbourne campus (Burwood) and on-line. Specialist courses in the field have also been provided, including international field schools and in partnership with overseas institutions. While staff do not generally deliver to exclusive Indigenous groups, this can be considered for tailored or specialist training.

Training experience

Refer above

Recent experience

While Indigenous students are enrolled in current CHCAP programs, CHCAP staff have not delivered cultural heritage management training exclusively to an Indigenous group within the last twelve months (valid at April 2013).

PLEASE NOTE: The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers is provided for information only. The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities does not endorse or recommend any listed training provider on the Register or warrant that any providers are suitable or appropriately qualified. Organisations should conduct their own procurement processes before choosing or engaging a trainer. Information on the Register is as provided by the listed training providers.

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