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Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving

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Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving is a flexible, online course designed to prepare you for professional work in the audiovisual archiving industry or related areas.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s course will give you an understanding of and enable you to effectively apply the principles and practices underlying collection development, collection management and access within the audiovisual environment, particularly as they relate to audiovisual archives. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to recognise why audiovisual objects deteriorate and be able to implement appropriate preservation and storage methods to minimise this deterioration. You will develop an awareness of the structures, strategies and skills by which audiovisual management activities are pursued, and have an appreciation for the history, philosophy and ethics of audiovisual archiving.

    This course was designed in consultation with experts from The National Film and Sound Archive who continue to contribute their expertise to ensure the degree is relevant and meets the new and emerging trends in this field. This unique course focuses on the specialised areas of the acquisition, collection, maintenance and preservation of audiovisual materials in analogue and virtual environments.

  • Career opportunities
    This course is ideal if you are working in this specialised field and want to further develop your skills and knowledge.  It is also ideal if you are interested in gaining skills and knowledge in the maintenance and preservation of audiovisual materials.
  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Students must complete four core subjects (32 points):

    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
    INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2
    INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
    INF443 Digital Preservation

    Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course.  Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts.  Key subjects for the Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving are as follows:

    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving

    Enrolment pattern

    The course is offered via part-time enrolment only, as follows:

    Year 1- Session 1
    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
    INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

    Year 1 - Session 2
    INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2
    INF443 Digital Preservation

    NOTE:  Students wishing to undertake one subject each session should follow the pattern below:

    Year 1 - Session 1
    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving

    Year 1 - Session 2
    INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2

    Year 2 - Session 1
    INF431 Preservatoin of Audiovisual Materials

    Year 2 - Session 2
    INF443 Digital Preservation

  • Admission information

    Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving must meet the following admission requirements:

    A completed Bachelor degree (or AQF equivalent).
    Demonstrated work experience of 3 years full time equivalence within the field of study
    English Language Proficiency
    Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYNNJECG
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYNNOECG

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects).

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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  • About the School
    School of Information Studies

    The School of Information Studies operates from CSU’s Wagga Wagga Campus. It is one of the leading providers of distance education for the information industries and has been educating and researching in the Information and Library Studies field for more than 40 years. Today, well over half of Australia's information and library studies students study at CSU. Teaching staff are world-renowned experts and have strong links with the professions nationally and internationally. Many of our staff have extensive professional experience in industry and continue to be engaged in their field, helping to ensure that what students are learning is based on current practice. CSU’s courses are recognised by relevant accrediting bodies and include areas such as information studies, records and archives management, teacher librarianship, information architecture, audiovisual archiving and applied research.

  • Preparing for Study


    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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