Why study archaeology at La Trobe?

Career ready

We offer a leading career-ready program that develops the professional skills that employers want.

La Trobe’s Career Ready Advantage means you develop the skills employers want.

World-class research

Our history and archaeology research is rated ‘above world standard’.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top 100 globally

La Trobe's archaeology subjects rank in the top 100 globally.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Archaeology

Career opportunities in archaeology

Career pathways

Studies in archaeology will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Field archaeologist
  • Artefact analyst
  • Project manager
  • Environmental officer
  • Heritage adviser
  • Research assistant

Future employers

Potential employers of archaeology graduates include:

  • VicRoads
  • Stockland
  • GHD
  • Museums and heritage organisations
  • Universities
  • Government departments

Meet our graduate

Photo of Caiti Holzheimer, Bachelor of Archaeology

In such a niche industry, the opportunity to meet with both early career and established archaeologists who had good working relationships with stakeholders such as Registered Aboriginal Parties, Traditional Owner groups, Aboriginal Victoria and Heritage Victoria was essential in shaping my career pathway in professional archaeology.

Caiti Holzheimer, Bachelor of Archaeology
Heritage Advisor,

On the couch with archaeology

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Explore the artefacts of past societies to unlock the secrets of ancient life with a combination of theory-based learning and hands-on experience.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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