Diploma of Family History (R2H)

Overview  2020

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

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

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules

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

To complete the Diploma of Family History you will need to complete 100 credit points, consisting of:

  • up to 62.5 credit points of foundation units; and
  • at least 25 credit points of Introductory level units
  • up to 12.5 credit points of Elective units.

If you wish to complete more than 50 credit points of Introductory units or an Elective unit, you will need to complete no more than 37.5 credit points of Foundation units.

If you complete 37.5 credit points of Foundation units you will have room in your diploma to complete an additional Introductory level unit or an Elective unit.

Students complete 4 or 5 of the following 12.5 credit point foundation units .

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
Hobart12 Week Session Dec

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
HobartSpring school

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

You will need to complete at least three of these units (37.5 credit points) and a maximum of four (50 credit points).

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

You can complete one of these elective units (12.5 credit points) in place of one of the above Foundation or Introductory units.

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Launceston5 Week Session Jun

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

Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Launceston5 Week Session Nov

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

From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants

Applicants must meet one of the General Entry Requirements of the University of Tasmania such as completion of Secondary School (or equivalent), previous Higher Education study or previous VET/TAFE Study.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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
Online
Online enquiries

Next steps