Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation

Gain insight into the full range of concepts, methods and practices involved in the specialised field of architectural conservation.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355)

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

With this course, you'll be valuable to employers in specialist architectural practices, as well as to other employers in the conservation industry (National Trust of Australia, Office of Heritage, State and Local Government organisations) and to general architectural practices.
With this course, you'll be valuable to employers in specialist architectural practices, as well as to other employers in the conservation industry (National Trust of Australia, Office of Heritage, State and Local Government organisations) and to general architectural practices.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Once you've completed this course, you may be interested in pursuing a further related coursework degree such as the Master of Urban Design, Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture.
Once you've completed this course, you may be interested in pursuing a further related coursework degree such as the Master of Urban Design, Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Architectural Conservation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course is delivered by qualified and experienced conservation practitioners. If you are interested in entering or already working in architectural conservation, this course provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in this area.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

This course covers all aspects of architectural conservation from an international to local level, and aims to develop professional level skills in conservation planning and in practical building conservation.
Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Six contact hours, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25240
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Six contact hours, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25240
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year (must be completed part-time)
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation
STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core - Group A
Take all unit(s) (24 points) or for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly titled Heritage and Conservation) and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree, take unit(s) up to the value of 12 points from Group B and units from group A sufficient to bring the total to 24 points:
Custom - Group B
Only for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly titled Heritage and Conservation) and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree:

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

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