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Heritage Skills and Training Opportunities

This page lists some of the courses, events and activities that are available for those interested in developing their professional skills or understanding conservation practice.  Most are provided by other organisations and are noted here for information only.
If you are aware of other activities that are not included here, or have additional information on those listed, please help us to keep the page updated by contacting Heritage Services on 6551 8002 or at info@dplh.wa.gov.au.

Current and Upcoming Events   


20 June 1-5pm: Our Heritage - Your Point of Difference

Join FACET and the Heritage Council of Western Australia for a half-day workshop that will showcase best practice in heritage tourism. The workshop features award winning heritage projects and individuals with a focus on exploring innovative ways to interpret and promote Western Australia's cultural heritage, and includes examples of the positive economic and social impacts of sharing our heritage through stories.

Workshop includes afternoon tea, a guided tour of the State Buildings by Two Feet & a Heartbeat's Ryan Mossny, and finishes with a networking function at Petition Beer Kitchen from 5-6pm.

Speakers include:
Lisa Shreeve, Chief Executive Officer, Busselton Jetty
Paula Nelson, Executive Director, Fremantle Prison
Sarah Yu, Curator, Nyamba Buru Yawuru
Adrian Fini, FJM Property and the Historic Heart project, and others.

The event will be held in the State Buildings, Perth. Download the flyer for more information and costs.

20 June 6-8pm:   Oral Histories of UWA - why bother?

Presentation and discussion on oral history by Julia Wallis, a professional oral historian, and one of her subjects, Beverley Noakes.  Free event.  UWA Historical Society, Crawley Campus. 
  

Saturday 7 July: The Carceral Colony

A one-day symposium presented by the UWA Centre for WA History & Archaeology and Fremantle Prison, this free event brings together local and international researchers and looks at recent scholarship on WA's penal history.  Crown Theater, Fremantle Prison.

Ongoing and Regular Activities

Master of Heritage Studies - University of Western Australia

Two-year postgraduate course that covers all types of heritage and offers training working with, caring for, and sharing heritage.  Taught course including study tours, professional placements and dissertation.  Available for full-time or part-time study.  


Heritage Planning Unit - Edith Cowan University

A unit providing 15 credit points that can be incorporated into a number of undergraduate courses.  Content provides an introduction to heritage and its relationship with the Australian town planning system.  Available for on-site or remote learning. 

Longford Academy (Tasmania)

A 6-day program in conservation of traditional structures and building fabric, this course is held periodically at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania, and delivered by the Association for Preservation Technology International.  

Contacts and links

The following organisations offer training and development in one or more areas relevant to heritage conservation. If you are interested in training in an area that is not covered by a planned program you may wish to enquire about upcoming activities or customised events.

Heritage Services Division, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
Heritage concepts, heritage in planning, legislative frameworks.  Some online learning resources
Contact: info@dplh.wa.gov.au  Tel: 6551 8002

National Trust of Western Australia Materials workshops, investigation workshops, Australian Heritage Festival Contact: trust@ntwa.com.au  Tel: 9321 6088           ICOMOS (International Committee on Monuments and Sites) Networking, Events and activities, primarily for members.
Contact: austicomos@deakin.edu.au  Tel: 3 9251 7131   

Planning Institute of Australia
Heritage for planners, planning concepts and frameworks.  Professional development program and events. Occasional heritage content.  Primarily for members.
Contact: membership@planning.org.au  Tel: 9382 2100

Australian Institute of Architects (WA)
Regular PD sessions (Refuel) for members but open to others.  Architectural heritage, conservation in practice, case studies.
Contact: wa@architecture.com.au  Tel: 9324 3100

FACET (Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco-Tourism)
Heritage tourism, interpretation, engagement.  
Contact facetinc@iinet.net.au; 9448 8150

Engineering Heritage Australia
Heritage conservation, materials and fabric, engineering and industrial heritage.
Contact:   wa@engineersaustralia.org.au  Tel: 9321 3340 

Heritage Perth
Facilitate heritage skills presentations / workshops, heritage tourism, interpretation. 
Contact:  9461 3332

Museums & Galleries Australia (WA)
Collections management, interpretation, materials conservation.
Contact: 9431 8461

Australian Concrete Repair Association
Materials conservation focusing on concrete structures and finishes. Professional development program and events.
Contact: info@acrassoc.com.au  Tel: 2 9645 3692 (NSW Office)


 

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