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Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$17,480* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9244 6007

or 03 9251 7071 
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

 

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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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

Career opportunities

Communities and governments in the Asia-Pacific region are taking measures to protect their heritage before economic globalisation, rising land prices and insensitive planning decisions take their toll.  The course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice in a range of professions, who seek to develop a broader understanding of and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry.

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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

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  *

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM708 World Heritage  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

 

Trimester 2

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

AIM715 Virtual Heritage  

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  

 

*AIM704, AIM718 not offered 2014.  Reoffered 2015 subject to approval.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

 

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and the Masters of Cultural Heritage comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage or the Master of Cultural Heritage with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of Cultural Heritage with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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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