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Professional Qualifications & Training

New Zealand

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand offers the only undergraduate archives and records education in New Zealand. Students may either enrol in a Level 6 Diploma in Records and Information Management or complete a Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. Courses are offered each year in trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

ARANZ members are eligible for a 10% discount on all course fees for NZ3467 - New Zealand Diploma in Records and Information Management (Level 6) and OP7040 - Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. In addition, the LIS507 -Principles of Records Management and LIS610 - Archives Management courses are provided fees-free under a relevant qualification.

In order to apply for this discount to study fees you must be an individual member of ARANZ. Please contact our Membership Portfolio manager via to obtain the Contract Name and ID to take up the offer.

Victoria University of Wellington School of Information Management

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Studies

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies

  • Master of Information Studies



Charles Sturt University

  • Bachelor of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management)

  • Master of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management)

Curtin University of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

  • Master of Information Management – Records Management and Archives stream

University of South Australia

  • Graduate Diploma in Information Management (Archives and Records Management)

  • Master of Information Management (Archives and Records Management)

Online Training

Archives New Zealand

The guidance Providers of education and training in information and records management on the Archives New Zealand website lists private and public education providers in New Zealand and overseas. Links to standards and guidance developed by Archives New Zealand, being best practice, can be used by any archive or records collection. Archives New Zealand also administers the Community Archive (formerly NRAM).

ARES Forum

The ARES Forum (Archives and Records Education Stakeholders) was held in Melbourne on 12-13 June 2003. The Forum was organised by the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) and the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA). ARANZ was invited to attend and also contributed a paper to the forum.

The aims of the Forum are:

  • To ensure that all stakeholders understand the current environment for professional education

  • To ensure that stakeholders understand each others' views on education

  • To develop a shared agenda for professional education which will benefit all stakeholders

  • To develop a list of actions for implementation which will sustain professional education which is valued by all stakeholders

Among the papers presented are a number particularly worthy of specific recommendation for their potential interest to New Zealanders interested in archives and records education. These are accessible through the ASA or RMAA

  • Access and Partnerships: Issues in Professional Education. Karen Anderson. Edith Cowan University.

  • Content Analysis of Recordkeeping Job Advertisements: Knowledge and Skills required by Employers. Margaret Pember. Curtin University of Technology.

  • ARES Forum: Issues Relating to Tertiary Education Sector. Sue McKemmish. Monash University.

  • Gaining Knowledge and Expanding the Skill Base: the professional development of New Zealand's records managers. Amanda Cossham & Gillian Oliver. Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.