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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)


This unit relates to managing the creation, storage, recall and dissemination of business records within organisation-wide frameworks. Topics cover: socio-legal and business requirements for evidence; knowledge bases for representing functions and activities; managing access; designing and implementing recordkeeping policies, strategies and systems in accordance with industry and professional standards, including the International Standard for Records Management, and using recordkeeping business analysis tools (workflow, risk management, identification of vital records, functional analysis).


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the business processes that recordkeeping activities support, and the evidential requirements for evidence of business activities that exist in the work place;
  • understand how systems are designed and implemented to meet business needs and evidential requirements;
  • have the skills to undertake various forms of business analysis in support of records management activities;
  • be able to collaborate effectively with other professionals in the design and implementation of electronic recordkeeping systems in a large organisation, or to undertake these activities alone in a small organisation; and
  • be able to advise team members and function managers on records management systems for business purposes.


Class activities and discussion (or electronic equivalent): 25%;
Practical exercises - individual assignment: 25%;
Formal supervised assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Joanne Evans

Contact hours

2 hr seminar/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk



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