6 months
11700 AUD/full
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Gain a preliminary understanding of heritage practice with this Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies from The University of Western Australia. Training in heritage practice is required by all tiers of government, the business sector, community agencies, international organisations, museums, heritage agencies and national and provincial parks.

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Pursue a postgraduate qualification in Heritage Studies to meet your training needs. 

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

About The Course

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.

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 
  • Foundations in Heritage Management 
  • The Business of Sustainable Heritage
  • Intangible Heritage
  • Heritage and Development in Asia
  • Heritage Special Topic

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083845A

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a major; 
  • a level and duration of education, professional experience, and/or demonstrable life skills considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    11700 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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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Heritage Studies
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