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Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

GradDipRecMgntArchiv(Curtin) - GD-RECMAR Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and online
Intake February or July

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

Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives will equip you with a professionally accredited qualification for employment in a variety of record keeping and information management roles. This course offers further training in the areas of information handling, information management in the context of new technologies, as well as data storage, retrieval and preservation. You must complete a practicum placement as a requirement of the graduate diploma. The practicum placement is organised by the discipline.

*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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent.

Additional requirements

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

English language proficiency

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

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Regular and reliable Internet access is required.

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


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives is accredited as a professional level course by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australia) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Employment for archivists, curators and records managers to 2016-17 is expected to grow moderately. Archivists, curators and records managers are employed across several industries including: public administration and safety, health care and social assistance, arts and recreation services, and education and training.

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