La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate of Archaeology


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$19,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
The Graduate Certificate of Archaeology is a 60-credit point course for those wishing to develop or extend knowledge and skills in archaeology and provides a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters of Professional Archaeology. The course provides a broad understanding of archaeological knowledge and skills as well as research skills. It is particularly useful for those who have not previously undertaken tertiary studies in archaeology.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements


La Trobe University offers a range of Postgraduate Pathways. The minimum entry requirement for a Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma Degree is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates are expected to find employment with commercial archaeology firms in Victoria and interstate, a sector which employs approximately 250 people in Victoria.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

$19,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2018 will open soon. How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - book a one-on-one consultation - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.