The Graduate Certificate in Archaeology is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The course is offered over one semester full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
The Graduate Certificate in Archaeology articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management and the 72-unit Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Dean (Education) may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to meet the research and professional needs of graduates with an interest in Australian archaeology and archaeological field practice.
It aims to increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in a number of related specialisations in archaeology.
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 professional archaeologists;
- identify and analyse complex archaeological issues;
- demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of undertaking archaeological fieldwork and employ a wide range of fieldwork methods and techniques in archaeological research;
- demonstrate knowledge of the major issues in Australian archaeology, conservation and archaeological field methods and practice and be able to apply this knowledge to practical situations;
- undertake their work as professional archaeologists in an ethical manner;
- communicate archaeological issues appropriately to a range of audiences.
Unspecified credit may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, be granted for candidates who show relevant and extensive experience. This unspecified credit would be limited to a maximum of 4.5 units.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Archaeology, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
At least 13.5 units must be chosen from Group A topics. The remaining 4.5 units may be chosen from Group A or Group B topics.
Option - Group A topics
ARCH8018 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management (4.5 units)
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8151 History, Theory and Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology GE (4.5 units)
ARCH8152 Maritime Archaeological Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8401 Historical Artefact Analysis (4.5 units)
ARCH8405 The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts (4.5 units)
ARCH8408 Human Osteology (4.5 units)
ARCH8409 Issues in Australian Rock Art (4.5 units)
ARCH8410 Archaeology of the First Australians GE (4.5 units)
ARCH8801 Archaeological Field Methods (4.5 units)
ARCH8802 Conservation Practicum (4.5 units)
ARCH8803 Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School (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)
ARCH8810 Community Archaeology Field School (4.5 units)
Option - Group B topics
ARCH8017 Cultural Heritage and the Law (4.5 units)
ENVS8711 Australian Environmental Change GE (4.5 units)
ENVS7711 Environmental Management (4.5 units)
STEM8002 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems GE (4.5 units)
STEM8004 Modelling in Space and Time, Geostatistics and GIS GE (4.5 units)
STEM8006 Airborne Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry GE (4.5 units)
TOUR8115 Essentials of Interpretation (4.5 units)
TOUR8118 Destination Image and Tourism (4.5 units)