Certified Interpretive Planner (CIP)

Planning effective interpretation combines the needs of the visitor or heritage community, the site manager and the heritage itself. It’s a tricky balance to find, but once achieved, everyone’s a winner! Organisations can effectively engage with and manage visitors and residents, protect the environment, avoid wasting resources and produce a successful planning result. This 40-hour course enables participants to identify what makes a place special, determine their objectives, specify target groups, offer strong storylines and select media to encourage meaningful interpretation. 

To be certified as an interpretive planner, trainees must have previous experience in planning or heritage interpretation/management and  attend the entire course. The certification process itself consists of the presentation of the planning process for a model site, a critiquing exercise and of an interpretive plan for a chosen site.

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage