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The Graduate Diploma in Archaeology is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law. The course is offered over two semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
The Graduate Diploma in Archaeology articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Archaeology and the 72-unit Master of Archaeology.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Archaeology or a related discipline from an approved tertiary institution. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board 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 successfully, students will be equipped to:
- enter the workforce as skilled and knowledgeable professional archaeologists
- understand the requirements of undertaking archaeological fieldwork and employ a wide range of fieldwork methods and techniques in archaeological research
- understand 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.
Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Archaeology, on admission to the Graduate Diploma in Archaeology, receive 18 units of specified credit towards the course.
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.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Archaeology a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Option - Group A topics
Select 27 - 36 units from the topics listed
ARCH8018 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management (4.5 units)
ARCH8020 Research Methods in Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8151 Coastal and Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8152 Maritime Archaeological Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8401 Historical Artefact Analysis (4.5 units)
ARCH8402 The Museum (4.5 units)
ARCH8404 Directed Study in Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8405 The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts (4.5 units)
ARCH8407 The Archaeology of Art (4.5 units)
ARCH8408 Human Osteology (4.5 units)
ARCH8409 Issues in Australian Rock Art (4.5 units)
ARCH8410 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8518 Cultural Heritage Practicum (4.5 units) OR
ARCH8518A Cultural Heritage Practicum (9 units)
ARCH8801 Archaeological Field Methods (4.5 units)
ARCH8802 Conservation Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8803 Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School A (4.5 units)
ARCH8804 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School A (4.5 units)
ARCH8805 Australian Rock Art Field School A (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)
ARCH8809 Indigenous Australian Archaeology Field School B (4.5 units)
ARCH8810 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School B (4.5 units)
ARCH8811 Australian Rock Art Field School B (4.5 units)
Option - Group B topics
Select up to 9 units from the following topics to make a total of 36 units
ARCH8015 Grants and Sponsorship Proposals (4.5 units)
ARCH8017 Cultural Heritage and the Law (4.5 units)
ARCH8021 Introduction to Professional Archaeology (4.5 units)
BIOL8703 Vertebrate Palaeontology GE (4.5 units)
ENVS7711 Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS8711 Australian Environmental Change GE (4.5 units)
ENVS8732 Environmental Impact Assessment GE (4.5 units)
ENVS9701 Sustainable Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS9702 Urban Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS9712 Environmental Policy Development/Analysis (4.5 units)
GEOG8700 Geographical Information Systems GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8701 Introduction to Remote Sensing GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8731 GIS Modelling GE (4.5 units)
TOUR8115 Essentials of Interpretation (4.5 units)
TOUR8118 Destination Image and Tourism (4.5 units)