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Specialist Certificate in Cross-Cultural Conservation and Heritage (SC-CCCONS) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Specialist Certificate in Cross-Cultural Conservation and Heritage should:

  • Be able to apply cross-cultural skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts in the cultural materials conservation and affiliated professions.
  • Have developed a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding and approach to the identification and resolution of conservation and heritage issues in diverse contexts.
  • Have developed an independent approach to different knowledge systems that uses rigorous methods of enquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with respect for ethical values across community and professional understandings of cultural materials conservation.
  • Have a firm grasp of what constitutes effective cross-cultural communication as part of a shared teaching and learning experience.

Generic skills

  • Develop strong research and research production skills.
  • Ability to contextualise complex knowledge and synthesis this into effective communication.
  • Commitment to professional and academic ethics and excellence
  • Collaborative and teamwork skills through working with fellow students
  • A capacity to critically investigate, modify and adapt new ideas and approaches
  • Contribute to debates about culture and its significance.

Graduate attributes

he Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:

  • Academically excellent:
    • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
    • have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
    • reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
    • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
    • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
  • Knowledgeable across disciplines:
    • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
    • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
    • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
    • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
  • Leaders in communities:
    • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
    • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
    • mentor future generations of learners
    • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
  • Attuned to cultural diversity:
    • value different cultures
    • be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
    • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
    • respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
  • Active global citizens:
    • accept social and civic responsibilities
    • be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
    • have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics