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Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation - 954AA

Course Code: 954AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Humanities
CRICOS Code: 062889G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Cultural Heritage is a unique course in Australia. The course is about the conservation, care and stewardship of cultural heritage material held in museums, collections and heritage places. Its purpose is to educate and train professional conservators in the required fields of science, arts and management It takes a multi disciplinary approach to the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage materials, artefacts and structures from a worldwide prospect.

Cultural Heritage Conservation is a global profession in high demand. The course aims to produce graduates who have a thorough understanding of the principals and practices involved in the conservation of heritage materials. Students will be taught how to conserve a wide and diverse range of materials, such as paintings, paper, textiles, archaeology, technological objects, sculpture and any other cultural heritage collections found in museums, historic houses and private collections.

The course is designed for students interested in the practical aspects of conservation and wish to pursue a career working with cultural heritage artefacts. The course has three strands - conservation, interpretation and management. These are based in several disciplines from science, the humanities, social sciences, ethics and law.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Access to the collections of respective national cultural institutions may require additional clearances including police checks.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation B CultHeritConserv

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 215JA Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Culture.

Professional Accreditation

Seeking to establish an accreditation process with the Australian professional association of conservators, the AICCM - Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials.

Graduate Employment

The Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation will enable graduates to be considered for employment as a conservator in any museum in the world.

Special Class Delivery Details

The unique structure of the course requires special training for extended periods in Australia's national cultural institutions, under the guidance of master conservators.

Course Duration

Six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) course.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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