Diploma & Certificate courses

Certificate in Genealogical Research

The Certificate in Genealogical Research course was introduced in 2010 and is designed to help students improve their research analysis and writing skills.  It is not intended to be a course which teaches you how to undertake genealogical research and applicants are expected to have a good working knowledge of family history and to have been researching family history for a minimum of three years before they apply.

The course is undertaken over an 18 month period and requires successful completion of 8 components of work.  Candidates must be financial members of the SAG when undertaking the course and it has been designed so that members who live outside of the Sydney area can  participate in it.  Good internet access is important as all work is despatched and received by email. 

An Information Brochure about the 2016 course will be available soon and details of the 2015 course are available here

The current course Regulations (as at March 2014) are available here

Applications for 2016 will be open from 1-28 February 2016.  Applications are not accepted at other times and potential applicants should be aware that the course is extremely popular and is usually over subscribed. .


Diploma in Family Historical Studies

Completion of the Certificate in Genealogical Research course run by the SAG is required at a credit level of 75% or higher before application can be made to undertake the Diploma course.

You can find out more about the current Regulations (effective 12 March 2014) by downloading a copy here

Applications for admission to the Diploma course will be open until 31 March 2016 for those who successfully completed the Certificate coursre in 2014 or 2015.  Complete the application form provided here and return it to the SAG together with a synopsis of your proposed thesis for approval.  When this step has been completed a once-off fee of $660 (including GST) will be payable within one month.