• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Museums and Collections
  • Specialisation code MEHI-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Specialisation

This specialisation is designed to meet Australia's growing need for qualified professional educators in the field of curatorial studies broadly speaking, in relation to museums, heritage sites, and art galleries. It provides in-service professional development for museum professionals wanting to formalise or extend their capabilities in the field of museum learning, as well as for primary and secondary teachers wanting to engage further with museums as a study site, or looking for a career change opportunity.

The specialisation will prepare students for professional roles within museum/heritage education, school or public program areas by giving them both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to develop and implement formal and informal learning programs for museums/heritage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It will also provide effective background preparation for those wishing to study a higher degree by research in the field of museum education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation specialisation, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to:
  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
Back to the top


This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MUSC8004 Internship 1 6
MUSC8009 Museums and Collections: Research Project 6
MUSC8012 Understanding Learning in Museums and Heritage 6
MUSC8013 Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Study Tour 6
MUSC8020 Heritage and Museums Seminar Series 6
Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions