Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies (GCertCuratMuseumSt)

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Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies offers students core courses in museology and practice.

The Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 year. However, the program is only offered part-time for a duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of scholarship about contemporary museum theory and curatorial practices.
  2. Apply a knowledge of current theories and debates to an understanding of the display, interpretation and communication of cultural property to a diverse modern public, utilising digital technologies.
  3. Convey ideas, debates and information effectively to a range of audiences, from specialist scholars to the wider communities in Australia and beyond. Students will understand the nature of modern collections, their purpose and curation, in the context of modern museology theory.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of a range of intercultural issues in the area of modern Australian museum collections, focusing on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competencies, as well as a knowledge of the issues and debates about international cultural ownership, colonial appropriation and the antiques trade.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and competency in contemporary practices of digital recording and storage of material culture.


Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units

Core Courses