Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies

Gain a preliminary understanding of heritage practice. Training in heritage practice is required by all tiers of government, the business sector, community agencies, international organisations, museums, heritage agencies and national and provincial parks.

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

There are many career opportunities for graduates with skills in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally in government, industry, NGOs, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators.
There are many career opportunities for graduates with skills in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally in government, industry, NGOs, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators.

Further Study

Continue your studies by applying for entry to a Master of Heritage Studies or a Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies. If you have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies, you will be eligible for credit towards either the graduate diploma or master's course.
Continue your studies by applying for entry to a Master of Heritage Studies or a Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies. If you have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies, you will be eligible for credit towards either the graduate diploma or master's course.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


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Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$11,700.00

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.

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

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.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

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.

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

Pursue a postgraduate qualification in Heritage Studies to meet your training needs. This course provides a foundation to study the Graduate Diploma and master's course in Heritage Studies. The Graduate Certificate is also suitable as a short course if you have an interest in advancing your skills in the area of heritage.

About the course

Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at UWA, providing increased research opportunities and capabilities for students. You will study both tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage. You'll learn to understand heritage issues and to work with industries and governments to record, manage, protect and present heritage objects, places and traditions in partnership with communities.
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8 contact hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12230
CRICOS code
  • 083845A
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies
Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8 contact hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12230
CRICOS code
  • 083845A
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies

Course structure

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

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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.

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