The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne recently introduced a suite of professional development short courses, with the next one starting on 3 June.

Three online microcredential offerings are available over the coming months for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage. The courses draw upon the world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise within ACAHUCH and from leading organisations in urban and cultural heritage.

    • New Approaches to Heritage Significance (Starts 3 June 2021)
      Learn cutting-edge techniques for assessing the cultural significance of heritage places. This course is designed for experienced and emerging professionals to foster practical skills to address recognised challenges in the field.
    • Statutory Heritage (Starts 15 September 2021)
      Gain key insights into the urban and cultural heritage system – from leading heritage practitioners. This course is designed for professionals in both the government and private sectors seeking the fundamentals of local, state and national heritage governance.
    • New Tools for Documenting Heritage Fabric (Starts 9 November 2021)
      Discover the technologies changing the ways that historic buildings, structures and materials are documented. This course is designed to empower experienced and emerging professionals with the latest digital conservation skills.

Each MicroCert is taught fully online over three weeks (30 hours) plus one week for assessment. Courses are relevant to professionals from a wide range of sectors with an interest in urban and cultural heritage, including urban / council planners, planning policy advisors and more.

Designed with contributions from Heritage Victoria, Heritage Council of Victoria, City of Melbourne, National Trust and more leading urban and cultural heritage organisations, microcredentials are awarded through information-rich digital certificates and can be shared with prospective employers and accrediting bodies digitally and via social media, such as LinkedIn.

Each offering provides flexibility to upskill, expand knowledge or begin a pathway to further study.

For more information, head to the ACAHUCH MicroCerts page. If you have further questions, contact the Learner Support Team directly.