GC098 - Graduate Certificate in Information Management

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Plan: GC098 - Graduate Certificate in Information Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Information Management
Award abbreviation: GradCertInfoMgt
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 091301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Information Management is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Information Management, or can be an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Information Management.  The program aims to broaden knowledge and skills for students entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline, while students from a related discipline will deepen their existing knowledge and skills.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Management delivers a qualification which prepares you for work in the information sector, at a non-accredited level. A rapidly changing work environment requires graduates who are critical, creative, resilient and able to design solutions for information management problems and situations for a diverse range of organizations. This program provides you with base-level skills in delivering the right information to the right people at the right time.

Over the duration of the program you will experience a range of learning experiences including lectures, tutorials, workshops and work integrated learning. The application of theory-based learning to discipline-based professional work is learned through projects, real world case studies, guest speakers, and seminars. 

You will be qualified to undertake non-professional positions in the information management sectors. These include librarian positions in public, tertiary special, government and school libraries.

The program is delivered wholly on-campus or online or mixed mode.


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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Information Management will articulate into the Master of Information Management and will be exempted from completing the four (4) Business Enabling courses and the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Information Management, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses (96 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

GC098 Graduate Certificate in Information Management is also an exit award for the Master of Information Management. It is available to students upon successful completion of the four (4) courses (48 credit points) specified in the program structure.

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements:

No prior academic qualifications required.

A minimum of 5 years full-time (FTE) work experience is required.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.


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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on the recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia [RIMPA]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student [must work less than 25 hours per week]
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Graduate [limited to 1 year]

VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc [VALA]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Personal

Institute for Information Management [IIM]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student [Full-time only]
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Individual

School Library Association of Victoria [SLAV]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Personal

Australian Society of Archivists [ASA]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Individual

An extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.




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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask the Library service. Drop into the Study Support Hubs for assistance or contact us via Ask the Library online chat.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students


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