Training, events and development

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Effective information and records management depends on having both the technical and human resources to do the job. The National Archives of Australia supports development in information and records management capability by offering a range of training programs and resources.

Check our training and events calendar for dates and locations of upcoming workshops, training courses and professional events.

Training and events calendar

GAIN Australia

Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy conference

Digital Edge workshops

Interactive and dynamic half-day workshops on topical issues in digital information management.

Avoiding technical obsolescence looks at the challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and usable over time.

Avoiding technical obsolescence

Conquering the paper mountain focuses on reducing backlogs of paper records that are overdue for destruction.

Conquering the paper mountain

Demystifying ISO 16175 explores the standard and examines how it can be used as a tool for digital transition in your organisation.

Demystifying ISO 16175

Information governance examines how to establish an information management framework to effectively support business goals and governance.

Information governance

Information review looks at data collection, analysis, reporting and other aspects of a process which is critical to digital information management.

Information review

Paper tigers – challenging the myths of going digital takes participants through the application of work process analysis, mapping and digitisation to improve efficiency and remove paper from systems.

Paper Tigers – challenging the myths of 'going digital'

Training courses

The Archives offers the following face-to-face training courses.

Developing a records authority is a highly interactive course that explores the steps involved in developing a records authority for issue by the National Archives.

Developing a records authority

D.I.G.I.T.A.L. – Unpack the seven keys to effective digital information and records management.


Making sense of recordkeeping metadata provides an introduction to metadata and the Australian Government Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (AGRkMS).

Making sense of recordkeeping metadata

Practical sentencing in a digital environment is a hands-on, computer-based training course which focuses on how to sentence digital information and apply records authorities issued by the Archives.

Practical sentencing in a digital environment

eLearning and other products

Keep the Knowledge is a training and information package to help everyone working in or for the Australian Government understand their information and records management responsibilities.

Introduction to Digital Records provides an introduction to digital information and records management concepts to build capabilities in understanding general information management responsibilities. Are you interested in this module? It’s temporarily unavailable, but contact us at for further updates.

The Archives also produces a range of products to raise awareness of digital transition, digital continuity and accountable information and records disposal.

Professional events

Government Agencies Information Network or GAIN Australia is a national network supporting agency information and records professionals in the Australian Government. It organises face-to-face and online forums which are aimed at chief information officers, senior managers with information and records management responsibilities and information and records managers from Australian Government agencies.

GAIN Australia (Government Australia Information Network) Forums

Education and professional development

Information and records managers can build, maintain and enhance their capability through vocational or academic studies and participation in professional development activities.

Qualifications, skills and knowledge

For more information, please contact us at or telephone (02) 6212 3954.

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