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Graduate Certificate in Archaeology Flinders University




Course info


The course aims to meet the research and professional needs of graduates with an interest in Australian archaeology and archaeological field practice.

It aims to increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in a number of related specialisations in archaeology.

The course draws on both theoretical and practical material and provides the opportunity for students to apply both the principles and the practical skills developed during the course.

Field schools and other intensives are usually held outside of regular semester dates via online option.

Learning outcomes

Upon graduating, students will be equipped to:

  • enter the workforce as skilled and knowledgeable professional archaeologists;
  • identify and analyse complex archaeological issues;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of undertaking archaeological fieldwork and employ a wide range of fieldwork methods and techniques in archaeological research;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the major issues in Australian archaeology, conservation and archaeological field methods and practice and be able to apply this knowledge to practical situations;
  • undertake their work as professional archaeologists in an ethical manner;
  • communicate archaeological issues appropriately to a range of audiences.

Your career

These courses make you highly qualified for a professional career in archaeology throughout the globe in research, policy development, consulting, hands-on surveying and excavation.

Potential employers include:

  • private or corporate consulting sectors
  • heritage agencies
  • museums
  • academic and research institutions
  • the public service
  • wildlife services and sanctuaries.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Archaeology.

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees

A$16,000.00 (8,32,339) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


27-Jul-20, 01-Mar-21


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Archaeology must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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