• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
In this Heritage Materials Conservation course at University of Canberra you will explore how these materials are made, how they respond to their changing environments, how people value them, and how conservation professionals ensure they survive into the future.


The flexibility to develop your personal vision, interests and focus as a professional is intrinsic to the course, and progression to the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures and Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation course at University of Canberra and you will:

  • apply values-based methodologies to identify the stakeholders and values that must be taken into account in conservation planning
  • use observation and analysis to accurately identify heritage materials, their condition, and their responses to environmental conditions
  • integrate physical data and cultural understandings to develop sustainable conservation treatment and management plans for heritage
  • determine and apply appropriate preservation, conservation and restoration techniques to conserve and enhance heritage materials.

Career opportunities

  • conservator
  • head of heritage
  • heritage consultant
  • curator
  • gallery manager
  • indigenous heritage officer
  • collections manager
  • heritage manager
  • engineering heritage consultant
  • historic buildings conservation officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage Materials and Their Environments
  • The Cultural Significance of Patina 
  • Heritage Materials - Structure and Integrity 
  • Heritage Materials - Aesthetics and Stability 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.
  • certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from completed or incomplete study
  • evidence of English proficiency
  • evidence of work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study if you are seeking credit into your UC course
  • CRICOS Code: 096390J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33100 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    21500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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