Take this free online course to understand what heritage is and learn about the core principles we follow to manage and protect New Zealand’s heritage.

What's the course about?

The course describes:

  • the different elements used to describe heritage and the benefits of conserving it
  • the role DOC has in protecting and managing heritage and the relevant legislation it works under
  • the management system DOC uses to look after heritage on public conservation land.

Who is it for?

Anyone who works or wants to work or volunteer in heritage conservation, or anyone with an interest in heritage including:

  • DOC staff
  • volunteers
  • members of community groups, iwi and contractors.

Do I need to register?

If you are planning to attend a DOC field based course you should register your details. Otherwise you don't have to register, but it would be helpful for us to know why you're doing the course.

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Note: If you're having trouble with access, try swapping index.html for DOC_GUI.swf in the web address. 

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