Training, events and development
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.
Please note that the National Archives of Australia provides training resources electronically and utilises tablets during face to face training sessions.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any adjustments required for access and participation.
Check our training and events calendar for dates and locations of upcoming workshops, training courses and professional events.
Digital Edge workshops
Interactive and dynamic half-day workshops on topical issues in digital information management.
- Managing technical obsolescence looks at the challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and usable over time.
- Conquering the paper mountain focuses on reducing backlogs of paper records that are overdue for destruction.
- Demystifying ISO 16175 explores the standard and examines how it can be used as a tool for digital transition in your organisation.
- Information governance for social media – This participatory workshop will look at the Australian Government's use of social media from an information management perspective.
- Information governance – towards 2020 focuses on ways to improve information governance in your agency, closely aligned to Digital Continuity 2020 Policy targets.
- 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.
- Establishing an ongoing disposal program looks at ways to include a disposal program into information and records management systems and work processes.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Reviewing a records authority – A practical workshop detailing the steps involved in reviewing and updating your records authority to ensure it remains current and relevant for your agency’s business.”
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.
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.
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