Certificate in Archives Administration and Records Management

Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification will provide learners with an entry level qualification in the archival and recording keeping field with the necessary underpinning theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for them to apply the required technical expertise in the administration and safekeeping of archives and records. The need for ensuring that records are kept has become increasingly important and applies to a wide range of sectors and industries. Archiving and record keeping professionals should continue to seek out better ways to meet the ever-changing need of identifying, storing, retrieving, preserving and conserving both information and items through well-structured record classification systems and record keeping systems, while keeping pace with changes in the technological field.

A learner acquiring this qualification will be able to show responsibility, and independently and effectively manage themselves in the specific culture of the archives and records management environment. In effect, the learners will ensure the effective delivery of relevant and appropriate archives and records management services within the framework of prescribed legislation.

By the end of this course, a student will be assessed as competent

Module 1 Records Management

  • Unit 1 Concept of Records Management
  • Unit 2 Records Management Processes
  • Unit 3 Records Storage
  • Unit 4 Records Filling System
  • Unit 5 Records Disposition

Modules 2 Archives

  • Unit 1 Concepts of Archives
  • Unit 2 Types of Archives
  • Unit 3 History of Archives

Module 3 Archive Management

  • Unit 1 Principles of Archives
  • Unit 2 Theory of Archive Management
  • Unit 3 Archival Practice
  • Unit 4 Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part One)
  • Unit 5 Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part Two)

There are three assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 70%, while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Certificate and a course transcript.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Duration: 3 Months

Fee: $300


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