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Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies

The University of Western Australia

6 months
11700 AUD/full
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This Heritage Studies course from The University of Western Australia provides a foundation to study the Graduate Diploma and master's course in Heritage Studies. The Graduate Certificate is also suitable as a short course if you have an interest in advancing your skills in the area of heritage. 

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The Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies provides a preliminary understanding of heritage conservation and has been designed by heritage professionals within government, museums, universities and heritage agencies. Those who successfully complete the course may obtain credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Heritage Studies or Master of Heritage Studies. 

Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at UWA, providing increased research opportunities and capabilities for students. You will study both tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage. You'll learn to understand heritage issues and to work with industries and governments to record, manage, protect and present heritage objects, places and traditions in partnership with communities. Western Australia is heritage-rich, with 50,000+ years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions. This Heritage Studies course from The University of Western Australia is taught jointly through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, and the School of Indigenous Studies.

Career Pathways

There are many career opportunities for graduates with skills in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally in government, industry, NGOs, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies
  • Heritage Management 
  • The Business of Sustainable Heritage 
  • Intangible Heritage  
  • Heritage and Development in Asia 
  • Heritage Special Topic 
  • Heritage Governance: from Global to Local 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    11700 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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