Course Title: Maintain cultural places

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2163 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Maintain cultural places

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of maintaining cultural places as instructed by supervisors. It requires the ability to prepare for maintenance, maintain condition of place and protect cultural places. Maintaining cultural places requires knowledge of maintenance needs for a site, techniques of site protection, range of maintenance works undertaken on cultural sites, requirements of legislation and enterprise in conservation of place and enterprise procedures relating to the
reporting of deterioration or damage to place or reporting of incidents.

Note: For Indigenous cultural places, the delivery and assessment against this competency standard must comply with community protocols and guidelines and be supported by elders and custodians of country.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTD2501A Maintain cultural places


Assess maintenance work required

Maintain condition of place

Prepare for maintenance

Protect cultural places

Learning Outcomes

This program is competency based.

Overview of Assessment

Competence in maintaining cultural places requires evidence that a cultural site or place has been appropriately maintained according to community and agency guidelines and best practice procedures.
The skills and knowledge required to maintain cultural places must be transferable to a range of work environments and contexts.

For example, this could include different cultural sites, locations and maintenance techniques.

Knowledge and understanding are essential to apply this standard in the workplace, to transfer the skills to other contexts and to deal with
unplanned events. The knowledge requirements for this unit are listed
OHS responsibilities.
Common pests and diseases.
Techniques of site protection.
Range of maintenance works undertaken on cultural sites.
Enterprise procedures relating to the reporting of deterioration or damage to place or reporting of incidents.
Site recording systems used by the enterprise or community.
Relevant archaeological practices and procedures