Conservation Professional Practices

Subject CUMC40001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial or practical class per week
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 120 hours
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Cultural Material Conservation
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: NOne
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Ms Marcelle Scott


Marcelle Scott   8344 0091
Subject Overview:

This subject will introduce students to the ethical issues, cultural considerations, policy framework and the economic environment that informs conservation practice.


    Upon completion of this subject students should:

    • an understanding of the history, the key issues of the discipline of conservation and the professional standards required and parameters for sound decision-making
    • be familiar with laboratory safety and other Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) considerations


    Assessment: Two 1,000 word technical papers, 20% each (due during semester) and a 3000 word essay 60% (due end of semester)
    Prescribed Texts:

    A subject reader will be available.

    Breadth Options:

    This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

    Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
    Related Course(s): Master of Cultural Material Conservation
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Material Conservation)

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