INDG5101 Indigenous Heritage Professional Placement

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)External
Semester 2UWA (Perth)External
This unit provides students with an applied and contextualised understanding of an aspect of heritage practice, with emphasis on Indigenous Heritage topics and their associated practices. Students are placed in two heritage settings, each of which is outside their past experience and is in an area of interest and relevance to them. Particular emphasis is on matching the setting with gaps in skills. Students are expected to critically assess their progress in a journal and in a major essay (or equivalent).
Students are able to (1) become familiar with two professional settings of relevance to heritage with a particular emphasis on Indigenous Heritage topics and (2) reflect critically on the professional practice of heritage in various settings.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) journal and (2) major essay (or equivalent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grant Revell
Unit rules
48 points achieved from any units within the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies (12230), Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies (12330)
Master of Heritage Studies (12530)
Contact hours
300 hours over a 6-week period (contact hours: 240 hours; report writing: 60 hours or part-time equivalent)
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
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