Why study archaeology at La Trobe?

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Career information and advice

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Careers and Opportunities

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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

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Top 150 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 150 for archaeology.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2023, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: 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

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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,

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