Diploma of Family History
Discover the secrets of your family’s past
What does your family history entail? In today’s age, it’s possible to find out a lot about our ancestors. You just need to know where to look, and what to do with information. Build skills in finding, interpreting, storing and sharing information.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should have:
- Skills to identify, analyse, synthesise information from a range of relevant family history sources
- Technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives relevant to family history
- Skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to family history data management requirements
- Communication skills to share knowledge and to transfer specialised family history skills to others
Open enrolment subjects
Successful completion of 3 subjects through OUA including at least 2 of the following:
- HAA007, HAA104 and/or HAA106
Students may apply based on previous higher education study:
- Completed AQF Diploma level or higher
- Partial study at Associate Degree level or higher with a passing GPA on a 50% study load in undergraduate - degree level subjects
- Completion of a University Enabling program
TCE with minimum Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in minimum 4 level 3 or 4 subjects; or completed Year 12 with ATAR
Completed Certificate III or IV
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
There's a world of information at our fingertips about our ancestors' lives. It's simply a matter of knowing where to look, and what to do with material once you uncover it.
The online Diploma of Family History course builds your skills and knowledge in finding and interpreting information about your ancestors (or even someone else's), and sharing family stories with others. It's not solely about the paper trail though. Objects, images, and places also play a part in learning about the past.
You will also learn about organising, storing, and conserving knowledge for future generations.
Recommended Study Pattern
8 subjects from the schedule of subject offerings including:
- 4 Introductory level core subjects; TAS-HAA104 Writing the Family Saga, TAS-HAA105 Convicts in Context, TAS-HAA106 Oral History and TAS-HAA107 Families at War
- 4 subjects chosen from the schedule of subject offerings including at least 3 Foundation level subjects and up to 1 Introductory level elective
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects listed in the course schedule, finishing within 3 years