Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Brochure (30%) , Report1 - Records Management Centre (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

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.
  • Assessment — Brochure (30%)
  • Report1 — Records Management Centre (35%)
  • Report2 — Commercial Storage Facility (35%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

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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

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  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.
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