Courses & Units

Introduction to Family History HAA003



This unit is fully online and is only available for enrolment through the College of Arts and Law online registration process:

Website: Introduction to Family History

Contact: / +61 3 6226 6365

Actual Dates: 7 August - 29 September 2017


Introduction to Family History is designed for people interested in their own family histories or genealogy in general. You will learn how to plan efficiently and record accurately your family history using family history research principles and practices. The unit will teach you how to critically evaluate a range of online family history resources for accuracy and reliability. You will also learn how to communicate your findings in clear writing that is accurately referenced. Interactive Discussion Forums will enable you to communicate with fellow students as you embark upon the research journey.

You may be surprised at what you discover and the new connections you make with relatives and friends.

This unit is one of a suite available for people interested in researching their family history.


Unit name Introduction to Family History
Unit code HAA003
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics


Teaching staff


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 12 Week Session Aug Off-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
12 Week Session Aug 7/8/2017 24/8/2017 16/9/2017 27/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of the Diploma of Family History or another faculty approved course in 2016


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Fully online


Five online quizzes (50%); 1 x 1000 word biography (50%). 

Final grade will be pass or fail.

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