Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Quiz (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Records Management Centre (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Commercial Storage Facility (25%)
  • Assignment 4 - Brochure (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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