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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 designed to prepare graduates for professional work in the audiovisual archiving industry or related areas.

  • Why study this course?

    Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

    • appreciate the history, philosophy and ethics of audiovisual archiving
    • describe the structures, strategies and skills by which audiovisual management activities are pursued
    • recognise why audiovisual objects deteriorate and be able to implement appropriate preservation and storage methods to minimise this deterioration
    • understand the principles and practices underlying collection development, collection management and access within the audiovisual environment, particularly as they relate to audiovisual archives.

    This course was designed in consultation with The National Film and Sound Archive.

    Students must have regular access to the internet to access the learning material available online and to participate in online discussions.

  • 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 Subject
    The Key Subject effective from 201630 is:
    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving

    Enrolment pattern

    The course is offered in part-time enrolment pattern only.

    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 enrol in this enrolment pattern:

    Year 1 Session 1
    INF430 Audiovisual Archiving

    Year 1 Session 2
    INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

    Year 2 Session 1
    INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2

    Year 2 Session 2
    INF443 Digital Preservation

  • Admission information
    • An undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised institution
    • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the area. Demonstrated by professional experience in an audiovisual archiving environment and / or other qualifications that are the equivalent of an undergraduate degree.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    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

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.


    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session
    2520*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2680*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYNNJECG
    DirectDistance EducationWagga 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
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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    Apply direct to CSU

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

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    Recruitment agent

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

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • 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
    • SSS026 - Developing Skills in Information Technology

    Any of the following subjects are recommended for students who wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    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.

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