Gain insight into the full range of concepts, methods, and practices involved in the specialized field of architectural conservation.

Introduction

Provided by qualified and experienced conservation practitioners, the course provides the opportunity for those interested in entering or already working in this specialized field to develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

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Course description, features and facilities

This graduate certificate covers all aspects of architectural conservation from the international to the local level, and aims to develop professional level skills in conservation planning and in practical building conservation.

The course is currently only available part-time, and although the timetabling is not yet finalised it is likely that one unit per semester will be offered during a week day and the other after hours. The reason for this is that two units in this Graduate Certificate course are offered as optional units within the full-time Master of Architecture course.

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Student profile – Chelsea Walker

Studying architectural heritage and conservation at UWA was an important step in broadening my understanding of the built environment and the role it plays in defining the cultural significance of societies and places.

I had always been interested in architectural heritage and UWA’s coursework provided me with the platform to gain insight into heritage organisations and the processes involved in building conservation. Having guidance from fantastic lecturers who focused on our local heritage in Western Australia, led to site visits which were always very informed and brought theory learnt in class to life.

As I work for an architectural firm associated with heritage works, seeing the potential that adaptive reuse can have, not only in conservation but the reinstatement of these buildings to cultural significance within today’s society, is gratifying.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take all unit(s) (24 points) or for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly titled Heritage and Conservation) and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree, take unit(s) up to the value of 12 points from Group B and units from group A sufficient to bring the total to 24 points:

Group A

S2ARCT5505Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts
S2ARCT5506Conservation Planning in Practice
S1ARCT5508Practical Building Conservation
S1ARCT5583Introduction to Architectural Conservation

Only for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly titled Heritage and Conservation) and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree:

Group B

N/AARCT5507Conservation Planning¬óDeveloped Research Project on Adaptive Reuse
S1ARCT5509Practical Building Conservation¬óDeveloped Research Project on a Building Construction System

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Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation will be of value to employers in specialist architectural practices, to other employers in the Conservation Industry (National Trust Of Australia, Office of Heritage, State and Local Government organizations) and to general architectural practices.

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Further study opportunities

UWA has no further study options in Architectural Conservation as such. Students who complete this course may be interested in pursuing a further related coursework degree e.g.:

Or depending on prior study, undertake a higher degree by research via

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: Requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified. 
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Fees

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Contact us

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Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time only
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
6 contact hours plus additional personal study
Standard full-time completion
1 year (must be completed part-time)
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Student Office
Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
alicia.brown@uwa.edu.au
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08 6488 4649
Course code
25240