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Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation

  • ID:UC610037
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.

English requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Information

Whether your professional background is in science, environmental management, architecture, engineering, building and construction, or the humanities, this course will give you the skills in understanding, conserving, reconstructing and restoring heritage materials.

In this course 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.

Through practical field-based workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of heritage sites and collections, you will learn to investigate the condition and significance of heritage items, develop conservation and management plans for them, and carry out laboratory and on-site treatment techniques to preserve and restore them.

All units contain Indigenous cultural content as a key underpinning to theory, practice, history and contemporary social, economic and cultural issues in the cultural heritage sector.

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.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a significant focus of the course, with all units centered on the development of key methods, techniques and skills required for work in the field of cultural heritage.

As part of your studies you will gain extensive practical experience working in real-life industry scenarios, participate in site-based tutorials, explore numerous local and international case studies, while also contributing to group projects and research work.

You will also have the opportunity to gain access to mentors from within the industry, deliver presentations to culture and heritage practitioners, and be challenged working with simulations of real-world industry design briefs.

If you are already employed in the sector, you will also be encouraged to use your past experiences to reflect on current industry practice, problems and issues.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • conservator

  • head of heritage

  • heritage consultant

  • curator

  • gallery manager

  • indigenous heritage officer

  • collections manager

  • heritage manager

  • engineering heritage consultant

  • historic buildings conservation officer

  • culture and heritage officer

  • heritage site manager

  • heritage and cultural policy adviser

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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