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Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

  • Graduate Certificate

Learn the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career working in a museum.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Course Code
A568
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

Learn the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career working in a museum.

Whether you want to work with objects and collections, manage a museum or heritage building, or protect and interpret significant sites, undertaking museum studies provides a pathway into this diverse and exciting sector.

Today's museums are evolving. They're designed to be much more accessible and, as such, are attracting more diverse audiences every day. Innovation and new technologies are pushing the modern museum to think outside the box and to engage with audiences in new ways.

This course aims to produce graduates who are independent, innovative, and creative thinkers who can competently undertake a range of tasks relevant to a career in museum work.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor degree or higher OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Burwood (Melbourne)

Online

Course structure

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

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 2 credit points selected from the specified list of electives below

Credit for prior study or work

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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

The Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum and the Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies allows for articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies with up to 4cp of RPL. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies will lead to entry into the Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.