Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102880C

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to kick-start your career working in the cultural heritage and museum sector. You’ll become familiar with current theory and practice and be ready for further study.

Do you have a passion for the past and conserving it for future generations?

Today’s cultural institutions like galleries, archives, museums and heritage sites are evolving. They’re designed to be much more accessible and interactive. As such, they’re attracting more diverse audiences every day.

The Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies provides you with the range of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in all kinds of cultural institutions.

Innovation and new technologies are pushing professionals to think creatively and to engage with audiences in new ways. That’s why this course encourages you to become an independent, innovative and creative thinker who can confidently undertake a range of tasks in a variety of roles.

Course structure

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

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units
  • 2 credit points selected from the specified Course Electives List

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies gives you the foundation of knowledge needed to enter the cultural heritage and museum sector ready to thrive.

As a graduate, you may find employment in museums, heritage institutions, government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice.

Typical job titles include:

curator
heritage officer
registrar
public programs officer
researcher
project officer.

Alternatively, completion of the course qualifies your entry into the one-year Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies or two-year Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (Professional). These programs give you the freedom to focus your studies on a specific area of interest, driving your career in the direction you wish to go.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,700 Per Year Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
0.5 years
Read more0.5 year full time or 1 year part time equivalent

Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
15,700 Per Year Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
0.5 years
Read more0.5 year full time or 1 year part time equivalent

Self study / online (without attendance)
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor degree or higher OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+

DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (60%)

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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