Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Brochure (30%) , Report1 - Records Management Centre (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,450.00
International 2,700.00

An introduction to the concepts and practice of efficient, effective and accountable recordkeeping in a variety of organisational contexts. Includes records and recordkeeping; recordkeeping systems and programs or frameworks; life cycle and continuum theory; and basic processes such as correspondence control, reports management, records classification, records housing and storage, appraisal, retention and disposal. Including the management of quality records and controlled documents.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. define records management as a discipline and describe the various roles and services offered by records managers
  2. synthesise theories and practices of records management and apply in context
  3. evaluate the needs of a site and communicate appropriate records management practices
  4. communicate and participate professionally in a business context about theories and practices in the management of recordkeeping and archives services
  5. research and contextualise practical applications against the theoretical framework in records and management programs.
  • Assignment — Brochure (30%)
  • Report1 — Records Management Centre (35%)
  • Report2 — Commercial Storage Facility (35%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Includes Travel — Students are required to attend two site visits organised by the Unit Coordinator at your State/Territory. Details for each visit will be published in the Unit Outline at the beginning of the Study Period. Alternative options will be provided if you are unable to attend the visit organised for you.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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