La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
6 months full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
31 400

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology is a 60-credit point course that provides preparation for those wishing to enter commercial archaeology. It covers a range of topics including Aboriginal and historical archaeology, GIS, faunal analysis, and the preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans. The course may serve as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters degrees. It is particularly useful for professionals wanting to enhance their skills in specialist areas.

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

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline. If you don't have a 60% average, appropriate professional experience is considered.

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.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

31 400


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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 091421C