Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies
The Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies is intended for those who want to complete the classroom-based coursework section of the Master of Heritage Studies. It aims to meet the training needs of all those whose lives intersect with heritage be this in context of government, the business sector, NGOs, museums, national or provincial parks. Students study both tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage with a choice to specialise in either Indigenous Australian or international heritage. Students 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.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- not available in 2022
- Administered by
- Social Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ky Gentry
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
Note: This course is not available in 2022.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||COMM5200||Digital Advocacy||up to 3 hours per teaching week|
|N/A||HERI5101||Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies||4 hours per week (over 6 weeks from week 1)|
|N/A||HERI5102||Foundations in Heritage Management||4 hours per week (over 6 weeks from week 1)|
|N/A||HERI5103||The Business of Sustainable Heritage||4 hours per week (over 6 weeks from week 7)|
|N/A||HERI5104||Intangible Heritage||4 hours per week|
|N/A||HERI5105||Heritage and Development in Asia||4 hours per week for 6 weeks|
|N/A||HERI5107||Working with Stakeholders||6–8 weeks in April to June|
|N/A||HERI5109||Heritage Special Topic||4 hours per week (over 6 weeks)|
|N/A||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 12230 Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies (24 points)
- 12330 Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies (48 points)
- 12530 Master of Heritage Studies (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.