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This course is not available for international students.

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Records Management and Archives

Graduate Diploma

GD-RECMAR

Course
Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Change to a career in records management, and enhance your understanding of information handling within organisations.

David Tredinnick

Curtin’s program was a perfect fit. The teaching staff are extremely engaging, ensuring that students receive invaluable practicum placements. The education I’ve received has made me confident and excited for my future, allowing me to prove to myself that it’s never too late to retrain or change careers.

Professional recognition

Accredited by Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia, and Australian Society of Archivists.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This course provides a first professional qualification in records management and  archives. Students develop an understanding of the processes of information handling and use within organisations. The course offers further training in the areas of information handling, information management in the context of new technologies; as well as in data storage, retrieval and preservation.

Upon graduating, you will have a professionally accredited qualification for a career involving management of corporate information, including digital records; and managing historical archives for research and public access.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

*Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this course can only study it fully online. This course is not available to onshore international students.

Why study

  • Curtin has been teaching in this area for more then 30 years. Our courses are recognised as being some of the best information studies courses in Australia.
  • These courses provide graduates with good employment outcomes.
  • Our staff are highly experienced and well-qualified.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives is accredited as a professional level course by:

  • Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australia)
  • Australian Society of Archivists (ASA)

Career information

Industries

  • Public sector
  • Corporate sector
  • Tertiary education
  • Research
  • Health and medical
  • Legal

What you'll learn

  • understand the disciplines of records management and archives, their theoretical underpinnings, ways of thinking and professional approaches; understand and apply in practice established and developing knowledge and professional practice
  • apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of an issue; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to records management and archival issues, including conservation and preservation
  • understand the nature of information and how information is created, organised, distributed and used in the records and archives sectors; apply best practice in servicing the needs of information users; locate and evaluate information resources and manage collections effectively
  • communicate appropriately with information users and colleagues; assess the information needs of information user groups in the records management and archives sectors; and undertake training in basic corporate information management and archives systems
  • assess the impact of emerging technologies on the work of the records management and archives professional; learn the technologies relevant to information creation, organisation, dissemination and use; decide on appropriate applications and systems for specific information service needs
  • apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity
  • think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply relevant international standards, tools and practices to the professional practice of records management and archives
  • recognise individual human rights, including rights of free access to information; appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when disseminating information to diverse user groups; value diversity of language and how this may be fostered in services offered by records management and archives professionals
  • apply as appropriate the professional skills of records managers, corporate information managers, archivists and other information professionals; work independently and in teams; demonstrate leadership; understand and demonstrate professional behaviour; understand issues in the ethical use of information and demonstrate how ethical practices may be followed in the workplace; understand and apply major tools for information organisation, metadata creation and indexing and recordkeeping throughout the continuum to ensure efficiency and compliance

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regular and reliable Internet access is required.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Note: If you begin your studies in July you will have a restricted study program due to the prerequisites and unit availabilities.

As the course is heavily dependent on computer skills, you should develop competency in word-processing and Internet browser software before commencing the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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