La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma of Archaeology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Explore the past and build a better future How can we create a sustainable future if we’re blind to the past? By exploring our history and understanding where we’ve come from, archaeologists shine a light on what it means to be human and how we – and all living things – have evolved with our environment. In increasingly uncertain times, we need this knowledge more than ever. If you're looking to quickly develop specialist skills in contemporary archaeological practice, La Trobe's Graduate Diploma of Archaeology will give you solid foundations for a career in archaeology and heritage management.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Archaeology, students must complete a total of 120 credit points across 1 year.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Archaeological Research Methods
  • Archaeology of Aboriginal Victoria
  • Australian Indigenous Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology in Australia
  • Managing Cultural Heritage
  • Objects, Things, & Artefacts (a): Managing and Recording
  • Objects, Things, and Artefacts (b): Analysing and Understanding
  • Practical Archaeology
  • Professional Archaeology
  • Research in Australian Archaeology A
  • Research in Australian Archaeology B
  • Research Skills

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $36,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course

Are you currently in Australia?

You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation