Information Design

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Information Design introduces essential principles of structuring information objects and using metadata to make them retrievable. You will explore a variety of topics including hypertext, document type definitions and schemas, automatic and derived indexing, indexing languages and standards, databases and subject analysis.

On completion of this unit you will understand the fundamentals of indexing tools and practice, and will be able to create metadata records suitable for a variety of information objects. You will also learn how to apply international standards to the production of bibliographic information, and will demonstrate an ability to contextualise technological applications against theoretical frameworks as related to the organisation and retrieval of information.

This unit is taught using a variety of instructional methods and resources, including podcasting, lecture capture, standard media, discussion forums and web links. Assessment takes the form of a learning journal, an investigative assignment and a range of exercises.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
  • Master of Information Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

Areas of study

In this Information Design unit, the topics you will study will be laid out in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
  • Master of Information Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, 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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How will this unit advance my career?

Working knowledge of Information Design is a key asset for students wishing to pursue a career in librarianship, archiving or records management. By learning modern theories and methodologies related to the creation of structured and retrievable information objects, you will have the opportunity to pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as administration and local government. This postgraduate unit in Information Design is a core requirement of three postgraduate degrees: the Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, the Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives and the Master of Information Management. All three courses are provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, and are professionally accredited by relevant bodies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Information Design from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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