This course will qualify you to work as an archivist and records manager in a range of organisations, including in community and national archives and the records offices of government, non-profit and corporate organisations.
You’ll learn how to manage and preserve records and archives and to design recordkeeping systems. You’ll also critically analyse recordkeeping systems as instruments of power, accountability, identity, memory and social justice – giving you the skills to ensure efficient and ethical management of information.
During your studies you’ll complete a three-week practicum in a records or an archives setting, gaining real-world experience and the opportunity to develop your professional networks.
This course is also a pathway to a Master of Information Science and the Master of Information Science (Extended).
Instead of being delivered in semesters, this course is delivered across four study periods each year:
- Special Study Period 1: March–May
- Special Study Period 2: June–August
- Special Study Period 3: September–November
- Special Study Period 4: December–February
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How this course will make you industry ready
You'll complete a three-week practicum in a records or an archives setting, gaining real-world experience and the opportunity to develop your professional networks.
What you'll learn
- 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