Educational Courses

Educational and training courses for records and information management and related areas are offered in Australia and New Zealand.

Institutions and providers formally recognised by RIMPA have had their course curricula tested against RIMPA expertise and knowledge of best practice, the ISO Standard for Records Management 15489 and if applicable the Recordkeeping Competency Standards.

Obtaining qualifications from a recognised course allows members to fast track their upgrade to professional membership of RIMPA.

Masters Degree
Master of Information Studies

Course Provider: Victoria University of Wellington


Master of Information Science

Course Provider : Curtin University

Master of Information Science

Course Provider : Curtin University (Open Universities Australia)

Master of Information Science (Extended)

Course Provider : Curtin University

Master of Information Science (Extended)

Course Provider : Curtin University (Open Universities Australia)


Master of Information Management - Archives and Records Management

Course Provider : Uni SA

Master of Information Management - Library and Information Management

Course Provider : Uni SA


Master of Information Studies

Course Provider : Charles Sturt University


Master of Business Information Systems

Course Provider : Monash University


Master in Information Management

Course Provider : RMIT University

Graduate Diploma
Graduate Diploma in Information Management - Library and Information Management

Course Provider : Uni SA

Graduate Diploma in Information Management - Archives and Records

Course Provider : Uni SA


Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Science

Course Provider : Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Science

Course Provider : Curtin University (Open Universities Australia)

Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management

Course Provider : Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management

Course Provider : Curtin University (Open Universities Australia)


Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

Course Provider: Victoria University of Wellington

Postgraduate Diploma In Information Studies

Course Provider: Victoria University of Wellington


Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

Course Provider : Charles Sturt University


Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management

Course Provider : Monash University

Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Information Studies

Course Provider: Charles Sturt University


Bachelor of Applied Science (With Rim Related Units in a Non-Specified Major)

Course Provider : Open Polytechnic / Kuratini Tuwhera


Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Services)

Course Provider : Edith Cowan University

Diploma
Diploma in Records and Information Management

Course Provider : Open Polytechnic / Kuratini Tuwhera

Course Accreditation and Recognition

Having certified and accredited training courses for members and the community ensures the standard of professional development aligns with the approach for the industry.  
In providing this opportunity, RIMPA enables academic institutions and training providers to apply for formal RIMPA recognition of their courses without excessive expenditure of time, effort or cost.  For members and the community, by obtaining qualifications from an accredited and recognised course provides the ability to fast-track their upgrade to professional membership of the Association.


RIMPA’s course recognition program has three major objectives:

  • To enable academic institutions to apply for formal RIMPA recognition of their courses. 

  • To provide such institutions with the opportunity to test their course curricula against RIMPA expertise and knowledge of ‘best practice’, ISO Standard for Records Management 15489 and the Australian Standard AS 4390, adapting as appropriate to the various levels of competence described in the National Records and Archives Competency Standards.

  • To establish a measure by which to identify specific qualifications which may be used in determining professional status for members of the Association.


How to Apply for Accreditation

To apply to have a records and information management course accredited and recognised, follow the below: 

  1. Conduct a self-assessment of the course against the Statement of Knowledge for Recordkeeping Professionals to determine its compliance.

  2. Complete the Course Recognition Application form.

  3. Submit your Course Recognition Application along with supporting information.  

Once all information has been provided, the RIMPA Accreditation Board will assess the information provided to determine the outcome. If the nominated course is accredited the course will be added to the website as an accredited training course. Advertising for the course will be provided at the RIMPA Live RIMPA Education Stand.  Furthermore, this recognition can become part of official and/or promotional communications from your organisation.


For more information on the course accreditation process contact the admin team.