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Where can I go to gain qualifications in museum and heritage studies?

Unidentified WWI soldiers seated in rows in a classroom at Oatlands Park, Surrey, England 1918, Maker unknown, England. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa
Unidentified WWI soldiers seated in rows in a classroom at Oatlands Park, Surrey, England 1918, Maker unknown, England. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa

Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University and the University of Auckland offer undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in museum studies.

Industry training provider Service IQ offers the National Certificate in Museum Practice.

Training for museum staff and volunteers is available through National Services Te Paerangi.

Where can I find information on training staff for a museum or gallery?

Having well-trained staff is incredibly important to a museum’s well-being. Training and support for staff can lead to a confident, well-prepared team and a successful museum.

When coming up with a training plan, identify your museum’s needs and make it clear what each person’s role and responsibilities will be. After your staff have been trained, it is important to follow up and evaluate their progress to ensure they have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to do their job well.

For more information on how to come up with a training plan and evaluate your training process read the following He Rauemi Resource Guides:

Developing a training plan - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF 1.39MB)

Training evaluation - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 823kB)