The Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.
The course is offered over two semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
The Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management and the 72-unit Master of Cultural Heritage Management.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Archaeology, Tourism or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to meet the research needs of graduates with an interest in cultural heritage management. It aims to increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and practical skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in cultural heritage management in a number of specialisations.
Students will undertake core topics in management, project management, and legal issues relevant to cultural heritage management. They may also select electives based on their specific interests.
The course draws on both theoretical and practical material and provides the opportunity for students to apply both the principles and the practical skills developed during the course.
Upon graduating, students will be equipped to:
- enter the workforce as skilled and knowledgeable cultural heritage professionals
- understand the diverse nature of cultural heritage management and have a range of practical skills relating to the management of cultural heritage
- understand major issues of managing interactions between visitors and heritage sites, including site management, interpretation and visitor management
- undertake their work in an ethical way within the fields of cultural heritage management and/or sustainable tourism practice;
- understand and interpret Federal and State Government legislation relating to cultural heritage
- develop tenders and bids and manage cultural heritage or cultural tourism projects.
Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management receive 18 units of specified credit towards the course.
Unspecified credit may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, be granted for candidates who show relevant and extensive experience.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Option - Group A topics
Select 18 - 27 units from Group A topics
ARCH8017 Cultural Heritage and the Law (4.5 units)
ARCH8018 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management (4.5 units) OR
ARCH8019 Heritage Management Planning (4.5 units)
ARCH8021 Introduction to Professional Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8154 Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation (4.5 units)
ARCH8403 Directed Study in Cultural Heritage Management (4.5 units)
ARCH8406 Issues in Indigenous Heritage Management (4.5 units)
Option - Group B topics
Select up to 18 units from Group B topics to make a total of 36 units
ARCH8015 Grants and Sponsorship Proposals (4.5 units)
ARCH8020 Research Methods in Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8151 Coastal and Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8401 Historical Artefact Analysis (4.5 units)
ARCH8402 The Museum (4.5 units)
ARCH8405 The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts (4.5 units)
ARCH8407 The Archaeology of Art (4.5 units)
ARCH8408 Human Osteology (4.5 units)
ARCH8410 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8518 Cultural Heritage Practicum (4.5 units) OR
ARCH8518A Cultural Heritage Practicum (9 units)
ARCH8801 Archaeological Field Methods (4.5 units)
ARCH8802 Conservation Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8803 Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School A (4.5 units)
ARCH8804 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School A (4.5 units)
ARCH8805 Australian Rock Art Field School A (4.5 units)
ARCH8806 Historical Archaeology Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8807 Advanced Archaeology Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8808 Introductory Archaeological Geophysics (4.5 units)
ARCH8809 Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School B (4.5 units)
ARCH8810 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School B (4.5 units)
ARCH8811 Australian Rock Art Field School B (4.5 units)
BIOL8703 Vertebrate Palaeontology GE (4.5 units)
ENVS8711 Australian Environmental Change GE (4.5 units)
ENVS7711 Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS9701 Sustainable Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS9702 Urban Environmental Management (4.5 units)
GEOG8700 Geographical Information Systems GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8701 Introduction to Remote Sensing GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8731 GIS Modelling GE (4.5 units)
TOUR8115 Essentials of Interpretation (4.5 units)
TOUR8118 Destination Image and Tourism (4.5 units)