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Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management
Become an archivist or records manager
Preserve information and keep it safe for years to come. You’ll work on the core skills and techniques used in today’s professional settings. Explore the importance of records in organisations and communities. Includes industry experience.
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- 12 Feb 23
- 14 May 23
- 13 Aug 23
- 12 Nov 23
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On successful completion of this program the learner will be able to:
- apply knowledge of the theory, principles and practices in archival science and records management
- generate creative and innovative solutions to complex issues facing archives and records management professionals
- access, adapt, and create information and technologies to communicate with diverse stakeholders
- engage in ethical and culturally capable information practices within local, regional and international contexts
- recognise, respect and support diverse cultures and knowledges with particular awareness of Indigenous perspectives
- demonstrate personal autonomy, accountability and collaboration in professional archives and records management practice that reflects high ethical and moral standards
This program provides students with the skills to acquire, design, manage, access, curate and preserve information, as well as the ability to contextualise information so it is used ethically and meaningfully. The ever-growing volume of information and data requires professionals with these skills to take on responsibilities that include community and stakeholder engagement, program development, metadata and classification, information systems design and digital record keeping.
You may decide to work in in a range of information-related careers including those in:
- Corporate and government records management
- Local, state and national archives
- Community archives
- Family and local history
- Museum archives
- Digital preservation
This program has met the conditions for preliminary accreditation by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Applicants require a minimum of a three-year bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary education provider. The course relies on technology skills, so applicants must be competent in word processing and the use of the internet, including web browsing software, before starting the course.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Students may be required to pay for additional expenses whilst on fieldwork/clinical placements.
Fieldwork placements are arranged for all students. Exemptions may be possible for students with required levels of work experience in archives or records management.
Students may be required to pay for additional expenses whilst on fieldwork/clinical placements.
Applications for credit towards a program are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the program and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/non-school-leavers/rpl.cfm
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This program is designed to enhance technical skill and to provide an understanding of the ways in which the field of archives and records management is developing. It will provide graduates with a professional qualification in archives and records management or an avenue to upgrade previous qualifications.
Recommended Study Pattern
The degree consists of six core subjects including one fieldwork-focused subject and two subjects that must be selected from a specified list. Fieldwork placements are arranged for all students. Exemptions may be possible for students with required levels of work experience in archives or records management.
Please refer to the Enrolment Guide below for more information:
Enrolment Guide (PDF)
Students must complete 8 subjects in the structure, meeting the following requirements:
- Complete six compulsory core subjects
- Complete two core subjects from a specified selection of subjects
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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