Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

In today’s information age, there’s more to archive – and perhaps more to dispose of – than ever before. So how do you know what’s important to keep and how to find it later? This online unit in Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice will provide you with a framework for keeping information and controlling your records.

You will learn about the flow of information in organisational contexts and how to classify different kinds of information. This is followed by an introduction to recordkeeping systems and reports management strategies that you can implement to increase efficiency and accountability in your workplace.

Issues of security, storage and disposal are covered, as well as the information life cycle and continuum theory, so you can conceptualise the kinds of frameworks that apply to different scenarios and organisational structures. Whether you’re looking to become a librarian or apply your information management skills to corporate or government sectors, this unit will set you up with a detailed and flexible approach to recordkeeping.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, this unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) degree at Curtin University.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

Students will be provided with a list of topics in their unit outline after they have enrolled.

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

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?

By building your knowledge of how to deal with information and keep accurate records, you will be able to add efficiency and accountability to your workplace. This online unit of study is relevant to anyone considering a career in information management. After you have completed this unit you will have:

  • An understanding of the role and responsibilities of a records manager
  • An ability to put theories of information management into practical contexts
  • Communication skills which you can apply to a business context
  • The knowledge you need to assess information management needs and to apply an appropriate archival system

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is 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 FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

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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Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

The Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) online course by Curtin University will provide training in record-keeping and archiving.



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