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Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies

The University of Western Australia

12 months
33500 AUD/year
23400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Heritage Studies program from The University of Western Australia provides an overview of professional heritage practice and focuses on the classroom-based coursework section of the Master of Heritage Studies. This course aims to meet your training needs, in working with, caring for and sharing heritage. 

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The Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies comprises non-fieldwork units from the Master of Heritage Studies. The advanced course develops the skills of heritage professionals working in government, museums and heritage agencies or graduates who seek a new career in the conservation industry. Those who successfully complete the diploma may obtain credit towards the 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 program 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:

  • Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts 
  • Digital Advocacy 
  • Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies 
  • Heritage Management 
  • The Business of Sustainable Heritage 
  • Intangible Heritage  
  • Heritage and Development in Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 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; and
  • succesfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Heritage Studies; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33500 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 AUD for the full programme during 12 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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