Heritage HIIT 01: Why protect Australia’s cultural heritage?

Heritage HIIT 01: Why protect Australia’s cultural heritage?

Heritage HIIT Session 01: Why protect Australia’s cultural heritage?

2 Formal CPD Points
Live Webinar Event - Thursday 18 August 2022 10:00-12:00 AEST

This course forms one part of a four-session Heritage High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Series. Each session in this heritage bootcamp comprises a two-hour live presentation equivalent to 2 formal CPD points, and can be purchased individually.

We are also currently offering the complete Heritage HIIT Series as a single bundle. Available now to purchase at a discounted rate, this bundle includes access to all four Heritage HIIT sessions amounting to eight hours of expert presentation content, equivalent to 8 formal CPD points.

Follow these links to secure your bundle and and individual session enrolments:

Heritage HIIT Series: Complete Bundle Offer

Heritage HIIT 01: Why protect Australia's cultural heritage?
Heritage HIIT 02: Assessing and managing significance
Heritage HIIT 03: Conservation in action - traditional materials and trades
Heritage HIIT 04: Showcasing heritage - design case studies




In this session, award winning conservation architect, urban designer and author Elizabeth Vines explores heritage conservation frameworks in an Australian and international context, providing an overview of key tools, standards, targets and the ethics and attitudes underpinning them. Following this, Yugumbir man and principal architect for the Government Architect NSW Dillon Kombumerri presents illuminating knowledge and perspectives for reading and respecting Indigenous cultural heritage, helping to build attendees’ First Nations cultural literacy in line with new NSCA performance criteria.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify heritage-relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Australian cities’ targets 
  • Describe the New Urban Agenda and articulate how to respond 
  • List key conservation Charters and organisations and describe their ethical bases 
  • Describe the Burra Charter’s key concepts of cultural significance and conservation 
  • Articulate the importance of Indigenous cultural heritage 
  • Recognise key issues in recognition of and respect for Indigenous cultural heritage   

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our Heritage HIIT Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues. 
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

Our Heritage HIIT Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Be able to implement culturally responsive and meaningful engagement processes that respect the importance of Country and reciprocal relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across architectural services.
Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.

Have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ aspirations to care for Country and how these inform architectural design.
Understand how to embed the knowledge, worldviews and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, shared through engagement processes, into the conceptual design in a meaningful, respectful and appropriate way.




Architect and practice principal Anne-Marie Treweeke is a key member of the Lovell Chen team. She is central to the decision-making processes of the practice, drawing on more than 20 years' experience in architecture and strategic and master planning. A skilled critical analyst with considerable insight into the way the construction industry operates. Her work includes the direction of multi-disciplinary teams for the planning, design, refurbishment, adaptation and conservation of buildings and places, including significant institutional buildings and large-scale complex sites.




Elizabeth Vines is a member of the Australian Heritage Council and recipient of the 2020 Institute of Architects SA Presidents’ Medal. She has decades of experience in heritage management throughout Australia and Asia, as an architect, teacher and heritage advocate. She has also been a consultant to UNESCO, the European Union, and the Getty Conservation Institute in the Asian Region. She is a past President of Australian ICOMOS (2012 – 2015), and an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University and Deakin University Melbourne. She is the author of many publications including her well known Streetwise Series, 3 books focusing on the management of change in heritage cities and towns in Asia and Australia. In 2009 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.




Dillon is a strategic design thinker and social conciliator with a passion for projects that seek to improve the health, well-being and prosperity of indigenous communities. With over 25 years of experience in architectural practice he brings his own unique indigenous perspective to re-imagining the built environment.

During this time Dillon has also been teaching and lecturing globally in many forums to shine a light on the hidden value of indigenous knowledge and how it can positively influence private and public agencies to deliver better outcomes for the built environment.


Non Members $149
Members $99 
Graduate Members $70
SONA Members $19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


What Do I Do Next?

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