Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This specialisation is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode. Not all units may be available in any one year.


Records managers and archivists ensure that vital records of social and organisational activity are created, managed and made available to business for accountability, corporate memory, enterprise knowledge and cultural purposes. Work settings include most major private and public sector organisations, and archival institutions. Knowledge managers are concerned with developing strategies and processes for managing organisational knowledge and knowledge flows to achieve organisational goals, enhance performance and add value. A particular concern is developing an environment conducive to the creation, sharing and application of organisational knowledge, and systems that support these processes.

Professional recognition

Completion of this specialisation, along with specified core units in the Master of Business Information Systems, is recognised for professional recognition purposes by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA). Note that professional accreditation is dependent on unit choiceunit choice (


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

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Relevant courses

  • 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems