FIT5107 - Recordkeeping Informatics - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Gillian Oliver

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Online)


This unit relates to managing the creation, storage, recall and dissemination of records. Recordkeeping is concerned with the management of information as evidence for accountability, transparency, memory and identity purposes. In order to achieve recordkeeping objectives it is essential to take individual, social (including organisational) and technological perspectives into account. Recordkeeping informatics is a continuum based approach to managing authoritative information in today's shifting, complex and technologically challenging environment.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the information culture of a workplace;
  2. Apply business process analysis to recordkeeping;
  3. Evaluate the ethical dimensions of recordkeeping frameworks, systems, policies and processes;
  4. Design systems appropriate for the current recordkeeping requirements for specific organisaitons and communities.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 hours of lectures
    • One-2 hour tutorial
  2. Study schedule for off-campus students:
    • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
  3. Additional requirements (all students):
    • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing tutorial and project work, private study and revision.

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