Master of Information Management

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 units
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

The Master of Information Management program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you an in-depth understanding of the preservation and management of information. You will study collection management and learn about the practices and concepts behind archiving.

Studying this master’s course, you will receive a thorough education in record-keeping, content management and reference services.

Eligiblity

To be eligible for this course you must hold a graduate diploma in a related discipline.

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.

If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.

Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

Areas of study

During this master’s degree program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Archives concepts and practice
  • Collection management
  • Conservation and preservation
  • Digital libraries
  • Enterprise content management
  • History of the book
  • Information design
  • Information management technologies
  • Information theory & research
  • Internet content management
  • Knowledge auditing
  • Knowledge management principles
  • Library and information services management
  • Management of record-keeping and archives services
  • Public librarianship
  • Record-keeping concepts and practice
  • Reference services
  • Resource description & access
  • Special and one-person libraries

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Information Management degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period.
Depending on the units studied, you can exit with either a Graduate Certificate in Records Management and Archives, or a Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies.

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of this master’s degree program, you will have the skills and training to qualify for positions in information management. You will have the education and knowledge to fulfil senior positions in librarianship as well as records management, archives, and information and knowledge management.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Information Management from Curtin University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • You may apply for credit for previous studies in this field.
  • Your qualification is professionally accredited by the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA), the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA), and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

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Finance Options

FEE-HELP is available.

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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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

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