Online Courses

As part of the recent Memorandum of Understanding between ARANZ and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), ARANZ members now have the opportunity to purchase individual access to the ASA's eLearning online courses at ASA member rates. Individual courses or the complete suite of six courses can be purchased from the ASA Shop. ARANZ members are asked to contact the eLearning officer, Graham Barber, confirming your ARANZ membership and your method of payment. You then will be registered for the course. This may take up to 2 business days. Please contact the ASA office if there is any delay. Note that you will not have access to view the course until payment has been received and processed. 

ARANZ Corporate members may also like to discuss the ASA's flexible pricing models for bulk purchases with the eLearning officer.

The Keeping Archives eLearning series is a suite of six online, self directed courses. Inspired by the Society's flagship textbook Keeping Archives, these courses are designed to provide a solid introduction to archives and recordkeeping knowledge.

With an average duration of approximately 90 minutes, each course includes exclusive video content featuring leading practitioners, interactive quiz elements and a custom certificate delivered on completion. You can commence and pause and recommence a course at any time, and thus undertake it at your own pace. The six individual courses are:

Download the eLearning brochure here.

For further information please see the ASA website page Online Courses (

The courses are ideal for:

New to Archives - Interested in gaining professional archival training? Gain solid foundations in the world of professional archival practice plus join the ASA for extra savings and access to Keeping Archives III CD.

Professional Archivists - Everyone needs a re-fresher course: while the principles of the profession remain eternal, emergent web technologies and new social media platforms have opened up the way we work.

Students - Enhance your learning by undertaking courses designed by professional archivists. Our practical approach will help in your future employment.

Statutory Agencies - Build capacity in your organisation by providing access to professional knowledge. You can save with our bulk purchase pricing package.

Organisations with volunteers - Show your appreciation for your volunteers by investing in their professional training. You can save with our bulk purchase pricing package.