Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
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.

CRICOS course code035510M
Deakin course code A685

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate, in their professional life, high level skills across a broad range of heritage practice.  These courses are designed to develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice and an awareness of community sensitivities.  

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 3 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 5 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below
Note: students can gain relevant practical or international experience through AIM717. 1 credit point of the electives may be selected from other Deakin postgraduate units with the approval of the course director.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice


Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3

AIM712Cultural Heritage Research

AIM713Cultural Heritage Research Project

AIM717Heritage in the Field

Trimester 3

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

AIM725Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing

AIM726Heritage and Museum Operational Issues

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage (A585)

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