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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage is designed for professionals working in the heritage industry, or those who wish to gain employment in the heritage industry. This program of coursework will develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice across a range of disciplines, as well as an awareness of community sensitivities. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage will lead you to admission to the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualification deemed to be equivalent; or * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    Communities and governments in the Asia-Pacific region are taking measures to protect their heritage before economic globalisation, rising land prices and insensitive planning decisions take their toll.  The course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice in a range of professions, who seek to develop a broader understanding of and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry.

    Course rules
    To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

        * 3 credit points of compulsory core units; and
        * 1 credit point of electives selected from the specified list of units below


    Course structure

    Core units

    Trimester 1

    AIM701 Heritage and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region  

    AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIM708 World Heritage  

     

    Electives

    Trimester 1

    AIM705 Architectural Conservation Practice  

    AIM707 Building Conservation Techniques  *

    AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

    AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

    AIM725 Museums: Strategies and Marketing  *

    AIM726 Museums: Operational Issues  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIM703 Heritage Law, Planning and the Property Market  

    AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

    AIM710 Shared Heritage: Issues and Perspectives  

    AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

    AIM716 Heritage and the City  

    AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  

    AIM727 Exhibitions  

     

    * Not offered in 2009, offered 2010

    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage applicants require:

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualification deemed to be equivalent; or
        * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

     
    The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and the Masters in Cultural Heritage comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage will lead to admission into either the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage or the Master of Cultural Heritage with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage or equivalent will lead to admission into the Master of Cultural Hertiage with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.

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