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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, steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au


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.  

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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.

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  

Trimester 2

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

AIM715 Virtual Heritage  


Trimester 2

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

AIM708 World Heritage and International Heritage Practice  

AIM727 Exhibitions  


Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3

AIM712 Cultural Heritage Research  

AIM713 Cultural Heritage Research Project  

AIM717 Heritage in the Field  


Trimester 3

AIM718 Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School, India  

AIM725 Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing  

AIM726 Heritage and Museum Operational Issues  

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage (A585)

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007