Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage
Length1 year part time
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

Course Director

Steven Cooke, +61 3 924 46827,

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A585

Exit only course from 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage is designed for professionals working in the heritage industry, or those who wish to gain employment in the heritage industry.  This program of coursework will develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice across a range of disciplines, as well as an awareness of community sensitivities.  Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage will lead you to entry to the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage.  

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

  • 3 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 1 credit point of electives selected from the specified list of units below

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM723Heritage Interpretation


Trimester 1

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM715Virtual Heritage

Trimester 2


AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

Trimester 3

AIM725Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing

AIM726Heritage and Museum Operational Issues


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