Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Cultural Materials Conservation

Major/Minor/Specialisation !GCA-ARTS-SPC+1003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Nicole Tse




The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation allows students to undertake coursework subjects in cultural materials conservation. The program provides students with an introduction to cultural material conservation that combines theory and practice. The program will emphasise the philosophical, intellectual, technical and scientific aspects of cultural material conservation, and will draw on the combined expertise of staff of the Centre, the Arts and Science Faculties, and the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Entry to the course is available on a full time or part time basis.

It is strongly recommended that all commencing students have studied chemistry equivalent to 25 points of first year university or else complete the CCMC bridging course ( offered in November and April, or equivalent.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation, student may gain entry into the MC-CULMC Master of Cultural Materials Conservation.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in this specialisation should:

  • provide a program to develop an advanced level of methodological and theoretical approaches in cultural materials conservation
  • provide refinement of analytical and critical skills.
  • provide a strong foundation for the future, whether as a means of progressing to further postgraduate study in cultural materials conservation, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
  • Develop an introductory knowledge and understanding of cultural material conservation principles, methodologies and best practice standards; and
  • Gain an understanding of the role of cultural material in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, communities and nations.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time

Program Requirements -

  • four core subjects (50 points)

Total 50 points

Each subject commences with a pre-teaching period for students to become familiar with the course, undertake readings and any pre-teaching tasks. Subject information and reading materials are available via the Learning Management System (LMS) through the student portal.

Subject Options:

Core Subjects

4 core subjects (50 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced)

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