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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

3340

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

GradDipIKM

CRICOS code

058487D

Managing faculty

Information Technology

Coordinator

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Contact details

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Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Graduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Students have a maximum of four years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)

Award/s

Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management

Description

This course prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area for professional careers in information and knowledge management. The course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental information and knowledge management principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within information and knowledge management (e.g. librarianship, records management, archival science, information architecture, knowledge management).

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that graduates will:

  1. have knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and professional issues in information and knowledge management
  2. be able to critically review, analyse, consolidate, and synthetise information in order to respond to information and knowledge management issues
  3. have the knowledge and skills to be able to analyse problems in business, social or community settings, design IKM solutions and assess their effectiveness
  4. have an understanding of information and knowledge management systems to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with entry level professional practice
  5. have developed professional social, ethical and communication skills in industry and community setting
  6. be able to communicate findings and rationale of design solutions to a full range of stakeholders
  7. have knowledge, understanding, and experiences that are technology independent and are robust over time so that they are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information and knowledge management field
  8. have specific knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the requirements for professional recognition by Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Records and Information Management (RIM) Professionals Australasia and Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

Credit for prior studies

Students who have completed a graduate qualification with a recognised specialisation in information management may be granted credit. Students who have been granted credit must still meet the specialisation unit requirements in order to complete the course.

Professional recognition

Students who successfully complete this course in accordance with the structure and requirements outlined below will be eligible for professional membershipprofessional membership (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/current/accreditation/) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia), and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

Structure

This course consists of eight graduate-level units. Specific units must be studied as outlined below if students wish to gain professional accreditation.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) at least one of the following foundation (core) units:

  • FIT9123 Introduction to business information systems
  • FIT9130 Systems analysis and design
  • FIT9131 Programming foundations
  • FIT9132 Introduction to databases

(b.) units selected from the those listed under the following specialisations:

Archives and recordkeeping

To qualify for a postgraduate award in with a specialisation in archives and recordkeeping, students must complete the four units outlined below:

Library and information science

To qualify for a postgraduate award in with a specialisation in library and information science, students must complete the four units outlined below:

  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5105 Information access and use
  • FIT5106 Information organisation

Prescribed units for professional recognition

Students wishing to gain professional recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as librarians and related information professionals, or by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) or the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) as records managers and archivists, must select eight prescribed units, as listed below.

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Students must complete:

  • FIT5086 Organisational informatics
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice*
  • FIT5105 Information access and use
  • FIT5106 Information organisation
  • FIT5146 Data curation and management
  • FIT9132 Introduction to databases

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA)

Students must complete:

  • FIT5086 Organisational informatics
  • FIT5087 Archival systems
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice*
  • FIT5107 Managing business records
  • FIT5146 Data curation and management
  • FIT9132 Introduction to databases

* Special entry requirements apply; course director approval is required.