The Archives Concepts and Practice unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, introduces students to key international archival principles and how they are put into practice.
Therefore, there is a large focus on how to apply the skills you are learning in a professional environment. This involves learning how to work with organisations in the heritage sector in order to introduce the best archival practices. Students will not only gain a deeper understanding of archival principles around the world, but also how archival management works in an Australian context.
There is also a particular focus on best practice within the industry, meaning that students will learn the cornerstones of archival management at an industry standard. Various forms of media are used to complement this course, including a discussion forum or discussion board. The unit is assessed in three ways: an investigation (30%), exercises (20%) and a report (50%).
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed one of the following unit:
Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice
Areas of study
In this Archives Concepts and Practice unit, a list of topics will be distributed to students in their Unit Outline.
This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, and will be highly beneficial to those hoping to pursue a career in archival management in the heritage sector. By the time of completion, students will be able to apply the primary theories, principles and standards of international best practice in an authentic archival management context.
Students will better their communication skills for use in both academic and professional contexts. They will also be able to evaluate the way in which archival best practice relates to the heritage industry. Furthermore, students will gain the ability to implement effective archival management policies and practices according to the needs of a specific organisation.
Students are thus preparing for work in a heritage setting such as a museum, library, gallery or other cultural institution. Alternatively, students may go on to pursue further study in this area.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Archives Concepts and Practice from Curtin University.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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