Diploma of Family History (R2H)

Overview  2019

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school (late), Spring school (extended)

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This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Diploma of Family History provides a comprehensive study package that will assist researchers interested in exploring their family past to place that information within a wider context.

It provides students with opportunities to learn, and then consolidate and advance, skills and knowledge and introduces awareness of ethics and discipline practices that will enable students to communicate their findings with diverse audiences appropriately. The Diploma of Family History is a fully online course. It comprises eight units, and is available solely to domestic students.

Note:

This degree is fully online and is only available through the College of Arts, Law and Education online registration process:

Website: Diploma of Family History

Contact: ASC.Contact@utas.edu.au / +61 3 6226 6365

  • Cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of relevant family history sources.
  • Cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to family history data management requirements.
  • Specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives relevant to family history.
  • Communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised family history skills to others and demonstrate an understanding of knowledge.

Career outcomes

Students who complete a Diploma of Family History could potentially work in the following fields: family history and genealogical research, creative writing, non-fiction writing, cultural and/or heritage tourism, local and regional museums, history and heritage consultancies, local and community history organisations, adult education, archives and library information systems

Course structure

Foundation Level Units

Please choose 4 out of the 5 foundation units listed below (and note that HAA007 Convict Ancestors is required to be studied to progress onto HAA105 Convicts in Context):

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Who are the most interesting characters on your family tree? Would you like to write their stories to share with other family members, or with a wider audience? Perhaps you have an ancestor who is intriguing because of what you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit uses the material world, in the form of objects, images and places, to engage with remembering, researching and communicating family history and memories. By looking at homes, human-shaped environments such as gardens, and inherited items both mundane and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Launceston11 Week Session Oct

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Convict, prison and court records can provide rich, if sometimes disturbing evidence, of the lives led by past ancestors. This unit will draw upon the expertise of leading historians of crime, the law and convict transportation to guide students through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We know the impact that photographic images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breathtaking and even powerful agents of change. In this unit, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Introductory Level Units

Please choose 4 out of the 5 foundation units listed below (and note that HAA007 Convict Ancestors is required to be studied to progress onto HAA105 Convicts in Context):

Adventure or romance, tragedy or triumph, legends of extraordinary feats or quiet tales of everyday struggles. What kinds of stories are there in your family tree? This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HAA004 Writing Family History.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will learn a range of techniques that will help you to recover information about convict ancestors transported to the Australian penal colonies. Drawing on an extensive database of 1.5 million records, you will learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Stories are central to the human experience. Shared family stories contribute to a more complete picture of where we have come from and where we are going. In this unit, you will learn about the role of oral history in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Do you have a family ancestor who served as a soldier or nurse in the First World War? Do you have an old family war diary or set of letters in the proverbial attic? Building upon the skills in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

English Writing introduces students to, and consolidates their knowledge of, the conventions of English grammar and composition. The unit focuses on fashioning the skills required of an academic writer. The unit covers:the processes and mechanics of academic writing;grammar, syntax, voice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Admission to the Diploma of Family History is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Applicants may apply for admission to the University entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission including those for Admission for Alternative Entry and on meeting General Entry Requirements (GER).

Successful completion of the Diploma of Family History can count as 50 points unspecified credit at Introductory level towards the Bachelor of Arts degree subject to degree rules.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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