Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
Course code: 3340 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipIKM ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology
Study mode and course location
* Some units will be offered in off-campus mode
This course prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area, for professional careers in information and knowledge management (IKM). The course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental IKM principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within IKM (eg librarianship, records management, archival science, information architecture, knowledge management).
The GradDipIKM is both an entry and exit award for the Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) and the Master of Information Management and Systems Professional.
The objectives of the Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management and Systems are to: provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information and knowledge management and information technology fields; provide students with knowledge, understanding, and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information technology field; develop students' understanding of, and expertise in, information and knowledge management to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice; and provide specific knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the requirements for professional recognition by ALIA, RMAA and ASA.
Credit for prior studies
Students who have completed a graduate qualification with a recognised specialisation in information management may be granted credit. A maximum of 24 points of credit is available. Students who have been granted credit must still meet the specialisation unit requirements in order to complete the course.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management, students must complete eight graduate-level units (48 points), from the MIMS program. These units include one or more foundation units (9000 level), and units selected from the corporate information and knowledge management professional track and/or the library, archival and recordkeeping systems professional track.
Students wishing to gain professional recognition by (a) the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as librarians and related information professionals, or (b) by the Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA) or the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) as records managers and archivists, must select eight prescribed units, as listed below.
Note: It is highly recommended that students undertake postgraduate orientation activities and workshops coordinated by the Faculty of Information Technology.
(a) Course structure for professional recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
(b) Course structure for professional recognition by the Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).
* Units offered on-campus and by off-campus learning.
Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Information Management and Systems after successful completion of 24 points of study from the information management and systems graduate stream.
Students who successfully complete the GradDipIKM in accordance with the structure outlined above will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA), and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).
Dr Kerry Tanner