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)
- 27 Jun 21
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should have:
- Locate, identify and analyse relevant historical information from sources available online, in archives and libraries, and in family collections.
- Organise family history data and research materials in physical and digital form.
- Evaluate, interpret and use historical information to create family histories in a variety of forms.
- Communicate historical knowledge, ideas and skills accurately, ethically and creatively in a range of contexts.
- Use relevant digital tools and technologies, such as computers, software and the internet, for researching, recording and creating family histories.
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
To complete the Diploma of Family History you will need to complete 8 subjects, consisting of:
- 4 Foundation level subjects:
- TAS-HAA003 Introduction to Family History
- TAS-HAA004 Writing Family History
- TAS-HAA006 Place, Image, Object
- TAS-HAA007 Convict Ancestors
- TAS-HEJ001 The Photo Essay: An Introduction
- 4 Introductory level subjects.
- TAS-HAA104 Writing the Family Saga
- TAS-HAA106 Oral History
- TAS-HAA107 Families at War
- TAS-HAA108 Migrant Families
While you may complete the units in any order, we strongly recommend commencing your course with HAA003 Introduction to Family History.
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects listed in the course schedule, finishing within 3 years
Pick your subjects to begin.
Apply for the degree, or enrol directly into a subject. It's up to you!
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.
This degree has open enrolment subjects which allow you to start without submitting a degree application.
You'll have the option to apply for the degree once you've successfully passed the subjects. In many cases, you'll even gain credit.